Upon your arrival at the Appleton Estate Rum Tour, you will be greeted with a Welcome Rum Punch, made with Appleton Estate Rum Tour’s special ingredients. You will then enjoy a DVD presentation of the rum-making processes before heading outside for the Walking tour including a visit to the Distillery and Ageing House. Your journey through time will culminate with a Tasting session so you may sample some of the fine products created at the Appleton Estate.
Upon arrival at the Appleton Estate Rum Tour, visitors are treated to complimentary rum punch, fruit punch, coffee or tea. After the refreshments a DVD presentation of the rum-making process will be offered. At the start of the tour visitors are given a briefing about the history of the factory and the process of making rum. The traditional process which is still followed today, visitors will also get a demonstration of the traditional process of extraction of the sugar cane juice, which is later fermented into the end product…..RUM!!
The rum aging process varies according to the blend sought, at the Appleton Estate they do have rums that are aged for thirty years and beyond. In fact, on display there is a bottle of rum that is aged for 50 years and is selling for a whopping $5000 USD.
At the end of the Appleton Estate Rum Tour of the factory, the fun time begins at the bar. Everyone enjoys the trip to the tavern where visitors get the opportunity to try all 16 varieties of rum produced at Appleton Estate Rum Factory. You can enjoy a traditional Jamaican lunch and even take a bottle home with you as a souvenir.
Q: What do we need to take with us on the Appleton Estate Rum Tour?
A: The tour requires neither special attire nor equipment; however a camera, cash and or credit card is needed.
Q: Could we do the Appleton Estate Rum Tour and do Negril Sunset Tour as well on the same day? A: Yes we sure can. Although they are both in separate directions, after finishing the rum tour we could return from a different direction and include Negril in the tour, (nominal fee will apply).
Q: Can we buy and take back rum to the States?
A: Yes you may, each person is allowed 3 bottles each. In regards to the purchase of these bottles if are both in the airport you could take them as hand luggage otherwise they must be checked in.
Q: How far from Montego Bay is the Appleton Estate?
A: The Estate is located about 90 minutes drive from Montego Bay.
Q: Are there other activities that we can do while on the Appleton Estate Rum Tour? A: Certainly, in that area where the Appleton Estate is there are a few other interesting attractions, such as YS Falls, Black River Safari and Floyd’s Pelican Bar.
If you do like rum even mildly, the Appleton Estate Rum Tour is a must do. The Jamaica produces some of the most famous rums in the world, so evidently going on an tour to the Appleton Estate home of some of the finest Jamaica spirit should be on the to do list.
The estate is 11,000 acres of land located at the Nassau Valley, in St. Elizabeth on the southern side of Jamaica which many call the other side of Jamaica. The drive is about 90 minutes from Montego Bay and will take you a combination in coastal and inland areas.