Take a beautiful drive to the south west of Jamaica to Black River’s Appleton Estates, home to one of the finest rums in the world, and the only Appleton factory in the world. Learn the basics of the distilling process from sugarcane to bottle including, taste, color, and aging all in a 45 minute guided tour. You'll also learn how and why the Appleton Estate 21 Year Old rum is the finest of the brand with its smoother, darker, and sweeter taste (the "rolls royce" of rums).
If you're lucky, you may meet the first and only female master blender in the world, Joy Spence (a.k.a. Joy of Rum) who's main office location is in Kingston, but visits the Black River location from time to time.
Afterwards, you may enjoy samples of rum (not all products but a good portion) and get a small souvenir to take home with you.
Location: Black River, Jamaica
Admission: JA residents $15, Non Residents $18
(Check daily exchange rates for JMD)
Hours: M-Sa 9:00-3:30, Closed Sundays