Mount Gay Visitor Centre
Mount Gay Visitor Centre
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Set against the brilliant blue of the Caribbean sea and sky, our Visitor Centre invites guests from around the world to discover the story behind Barbados' finest spirit. Visitors will be guided through the history, heritage and craft of Mount Gay rums, while special tours treat you to a cocktail mixing session, a traditional Bajan lunch or our dinner experiences. Mount Gay Rum: This is more than a rum
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Florencia B
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rum and Soca
    My husband and I went to the Rum and Soca experience! We learned about about mount gay distillery, tasted some rum and learned 3 different cocktails. We had lots of fun during this time. Tina, our guide, was an awesome host
    Was great having you with us, Happy to hear you've enjoyed your Experience. Tina is a gem, We will be sure to pass your review on you her. Hope to see you at the next session.
    Written July 31, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Gracie M
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Distillery Tour- fantastic guide
    We done the 2 hour Distillery Tour at the Mount Gay site in St Lucy and had a great afternoon. On arrival, we were presented with a delicious rum punch and saw the different aspects of the rum production process. What made this tour special, was our guide. He was enthusiastic, engaging, interesting and professional. It was obvious that he was passionate about working for Mount Gay and was a great embassador for the company. The end of the tour is where the rum tasting happens- you'll get to try two different Mount Gay rums. Would recommend this tour, especially if you're a rum fan.
    It was wonderful to have you experience Mount Gay with us. Thank you for you review, sounds like you've learnt alot from your guide and had fun while doing it. That is awesome, we will be sure to share this with your guide. Thank you for coming, hope to see you again.
    Written August 31, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Mobile99797
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    VERY nice tour with better tour guides
    The weather was HOT on the day of our tour. I had neglected to mention the footware requirement to my wife and daughter, so they were not able to do the walking tour. BUT... Romal stayed with them at the great house, and provided then with a "virtual" tour that matched the walking tour I did - plus, they got to stay in the air conditioning. Romal just make their visit that much more special with that personal touch that is hard to accomplish while walking with a group of people. Romal and my family connected on a more personal level as they were all into Pokemon. Akeel (our walking tour guide) was very knowledgeable about all of the things we saw and talked about. Even though it was hot outside, he made the tour an enjoyable experience.
    Thank you for this review, wonderful to know the team was able and ready to go above and beyond to ensure you and your family could still experience Mount gay even if it was virtual. And from the sounds of it, sounds they had equally as much fun. This is great to know, Shall inform the team of their excellent work. We hope to have them back so they can see the process. We look forward to hosting you again.
    Written December 18, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 21, 2023
  • mammafloss
    Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit.
    A great, fun tour which is great value for money. The staff are friendly and explain the run making process well. The tasting session was really good fun and the cocktail on arrival was delicious.
    Thank you for visiting us, we hope to have you back soon. Will also share with the team.
    Written December 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 1, 2023
  • AndrewHogg
    83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour
    We had a great visit despite the rain we experienced, but we still saw everything and had a fantastic time. Tina, our host, was so lovely, informative, knowledgeable and helpful, and encouraged us to push our boundaries of what we knew about and expected rum to be. Thanks for a great visit!
    It is always good to push the boundaries, happy Tina was able to open you up to a new experience in Rum. Thank you for visiting.
    Written December 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written November 4, 2023
  • Graham W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mount Gay Rum Tour
    It was a return visit for us, this time with lunch which was excellent. Our guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable about Mount Gay and very entertaining too. My only regret was you no longer have any 1703 😢 which I was lucky enough to sample on our last visit 5 years ago 😋😁 .. all in all we had a fantastic time at the visitor centre 😁👍🏻
    Great to have you back with us, experiencing one of the other tours. Happy you've enjoyed it, sorry about the 1703, but hopefully you were able to still pick up one our lovely rums to enjoy. We hope to have you back with us again soon.
    Written January 3, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 15, 2023
  • CraigS0106
    Tadworth, United Kingdom61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable tour and the run is excellent.
    Enjoyable museum tour and cocktail experience . Akeel was excellent as the guide and drinking partner and Damian was a good cocktail mixologist . Well worth a visit and a very short ride from the port . Highly recommended
    Thank you for your kind words, will be sure to share with the team. Wonderful to hear your experience was an enjoyable one, hope to have you with us again.
    Written February 26, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written December 22, 2023
  • SCMDJKWhite
    Atlanta, Georgia376 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and tasty!!
    I definitely recommend this!! The only thing I would do differently… sign up for the Cocktail Workshop early. It books up days/weeks ahead!! The tour is definitely worth $25. You are greeted by the bartenders and a Planter Punch cocktail while you wait for the tour to start! You will learn about the history, etc… Then you will have 4 generous samples! Your guide will explain how to drink/sip to release all of the flavors. It was very interesting! There are rums in the gift shop that you can only buy there. Thank you Akeel! Cheers
    Thank you for your visit, it was our pleasure to host you. We hope you can return in the future for one of our cocktail Experiences, Looking forward to having you with us again, as you said book it well in advance.
    Written February 26, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 10, 2024
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Jana M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Our tour guide Ramel, was comically knowledgeable and ensured we all would be experts at the end of the tour and made the learning easy! Lunch was also very tasty. I now know the error of my ways!
Written June 13, 2024
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Clarine S
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Great experience, learnt a lot about the process, guide was amazing, captivated our attention, he's a great asset to the crew.
Written June 10, 2024
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Thank you for touring with us, we hope to see you again.
Written June 13, 2024
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Melissa R
84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Romal and Tanisha are excellent guides and rum connoisseurs! I enjoyed the history, the science and of course the tasting! I have a newfound appreciation for pairing and ideas on how to elevate or create new cocktails, or enjoy neat. Thank you!
Written June 2, 2024
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Happy your experience with us was enjoyable, and you've learnt a lot. Will be sure to pass you kind words on to the team. Thank you for visiting.
Written June 5, 2024
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Teresa S
District Heights, MD200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This tour was really good and we had so much fun. Both guys who hosted were very knowledgeable and shared tons of information.....HOWEVER we opted for the transportation and they were over an 90 minutes late picking us up and it through off all our plans for the rest of the day. This was very unacceptable.
Written May 29, 2024
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Thank you for visiting and touring with us, happy to hear you enjoyed the rum experience. We would like to apologies for the transportation, its a third party company and their not usually that late. We have spoken with the company and have dealt with the situation. So sorry it through off our day, we always strive to ensure our guest have the best time possible and this is not how we wanted your day with us to end. Thank you for letting us know and for your review.
Written June 5, 2024
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Relax802490
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
I really enjoyed this and our bartender Rashon was so lovely and nice. I would definitely recommend him!!!! 10/10 I’ll be back!
Written May 28, 2024
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Thank you for your lovely review, shall share with Rashon.
Written June 13, 2024
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Trip65969755655
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
RASHON WAS AMAZING LOVE HIM SO MUCH SUCH A NICE BARTENDER HE MADE US SO COMFORTABLE AND WE HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME!!!!!!!!!
Written May 28, 2024
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Thank you for visiting and for your review, will be sure to share with Rashon.
Written June 13, 2024
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tandt813
Manitoba, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Akeel was a wonderful tour guide. His knowledge of the rum's history was very interesting. His enthusiasm made the whole experience fun. I would recommend this tour!
Written May 24, 2024
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Thank you for visiting, was wonderful to have you with us, Akeel is fantastic, will pass your kind words on to him.
Written June 13, 2024
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George R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
My wife and I like to do different things on most of our trips. Not just the usual tourist things. We went to Mt. Gay for a cocktail workshop and it was really fun and informative. The head mixologist, Adrian, was a perfect blend of humor and knowledge of his craft. We made three drinks with him. The first two were his concoctions while the last were our own. The tour before was insightful into the rum distilling process and our guide Rena was excellent. We’d definitely recommend the tour but if you interested in making cocktails on your own take the mixologist class.
Written May 19, 2024
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Thank you for this lovely review, it was our pleasure hosting you. Sounds like a fun day was had, and you learnt alot awesome. We will be sure to share with the team, We hope to see you again.
Written June 13, 2024
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Kim L
Senoia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Aikeel our fabulous rum guide made this an incredible experience. We enjoyed his humor and personal connection with each guest. His enthusiasm and knowledge gave us an in dept look at the history, economic impact and craftsmanship of rum making. Great tour and delicious rum!
Written May 19, 2024
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brad hilton
London, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent experience. Both educational regarding the history of Barbados and also the heritage of rum on the island. You get to sample five of their rums ranging from imaged through to a navy strength (63%) as well as a welcome cocktail which was fantastic.

The star of the experience was our guide, Romel. Amazing guy, very knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about the entire experience. I would highly recommend visiting this. It’s 27 USD or 55 BBD which we felt was well worth the money.
Written May 18, 2024
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