River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery

River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery

River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Established in 1785, River Antoine Estate is the oldest rum distillery in Grenada, where rum is manufactured and produced using the oldest functioning waterwheel in the Caribbean exactly how it was made then. Available for Tours and Tastings
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  • Fang4
    Montreal, Canada54 contributions
    Excellent tour of a working rum distillery
    Super interesting tour of the oldest working rum distillery 1785 in Grenada from harvested sugar cane to final product. They produce an agricole rum (so not a sipping rum) but their tours are excellent and up close with each of the steps in the process. We’ve done a number of rum distillery tours in the Caribbean and this one is among the best. All for a mere $5EC pp including the tasting of their 2 rums. We drove there and just a heads up, when you arrive the first building by the road is their closed restaurant. There is zero signage and we almost left because we thought the distillery was closed. Continue on down the road past the first building and the sugarcane crusher and around the bend you will see the distillery at the back of the property.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 5, 2023
  • DonnyUKtraveller
    Doncaster, United Kingdom150 contributions
    A must see
    A great addition to any trip to this fabulous island! The distillery is very much of a fully-working museum, you are seeing a process underway which hasn’t changed in hundreds of years. This isn’t some polished tourist trap and much the better for it. Our guide was top notch, with a very thorough knowledge of the process and history, he kept us informed and entertained! The free samples at the end of the trip certainly blow the cobwebs away! The trip is excellent value for money.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 2, 2023
  • Robert D
    2,718 contributions
    Historic rum distillery
    The River Antoine Estate has been making rum since 1785. You can see the original water wheel and watch the men working on a sugar cane crushing machine. The tour of the rum-making process was very interesting and was followed by a tasting of two rums. The smoother rum is 150 proof and is sold only on the island.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written May 21, 2023
  • Todd
    7 contributions
    Fascinating piece of history
    Very cool and fascinating place to visit. The tour is very interesting and they take you through the entire rum making process from start to finish. Amazing that this distillery and its water wheel has been in operation for two hundred years and the process has changed so little. They don’t produce any aged or spiced rum here, only high octane fire water! Bring a bottle or two home…
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 1, 2023
  • desiree61
    Lethbridge, Canada40 contributions
    Amazing how the original way of making rum still exists in these days of so much technology. The process was fascinating
    The distillery was amazing and to think the rum is made in the original way back in the 1700’s blows your mind in these times of so much technology. The actual machine that crushes the sugarcane is the original piece of equipment, it is mind blowing! You get to sample 69% proof and 75% proof rum. You can purchase the 69% to take home. The stronger rum is just for consumption on the Island
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 18, 2023
  • Shelley K
    Greenwich, Connecticut121 contributions
    Don't miss out on stopping here!
    We had a lovely visit to River Antoine. Be sure to take the tour and visit during the week (but not lunchtime!) to get up and close to the daily rum making happening in front of you. There are no set tour times – they take groups as they come – and our tour guide was kind, informative, and genuine. Please note – if you’re driving yourself, there is not a sign on the road for the driveway. Take the driveway that goes alongside what looks like a stone building and keep taking the road back. You’ll find it!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 3, 2024
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Sarah G
Folkestone, UK222 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Visited as part of P&O excursion having been to Belmont Estate first off.

I have to say this place was brilliant. The way they make the rum is proper “old school” way
The smell of sugar cane being processed was really sweet.
The guide we had was informative and explained the whole process from sugar cane to bottled rum.

The tasting at the end was great although I only tried the 69% version and even that was strong so I dread to think what the 75% was like!
Written February 24, 2024
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Btravelingsoon
New York City, NY49 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
If you want to see how rum is made the "old school" way, this is the visit for you. No technology in use here! Make sure to take the tour in order to get the full eduction on the process of how rum is made. The guide was very nice and informative. This is a good visit before or after a visit to the Belmont Estate, as they are close together.
Written February 10, 2024
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Shelley K
Greenwich, CT121 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had a lovely visit to River Antoine. Be sure to take the tour and visit during the week (but not lunchtime!) to get up and close to the daily rum making happening in front of you. There are no set tour times – they take groups as they come – and our tour guide was kind, informative, and genuine. Please note – if you’re driving yourself, there is not a sign on the road for the driveway. Take the driveway that goes alongside what looks like a stone building and keep taking the road back. You’ll find it!
Written February 3, 2024
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desiree61
Lethbridge, Canada40 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
The distillery was amazing and to think the rum is made in the original way back in the 1700’s blows your mind in these times of so much technology. The actual machine that crushes the sugarcane is the original piece of equipment, it is mind blowing! You get to sample 69% proof and 75% proof rum. You can purchase the 69% to take home. The stronger rum is just for consumption on the Island
Written November 18, 2023
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Laura P
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Friends
Horrifying. You can witness oppressive and dangerous working conditions directly descendent from the days of slavery. These men and women put their lives at risk at work daily so people can poison themselves with rum that is the strength of lighter fluid. The owners should be ashamed of themselves. "Preserving the historical ways..." I couldn't have said it better myself.
Written November 7, 2023
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Todd
7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Very cool and fascinating place to visit. The tour is very interesting and they take you through the entire rum making process from start to finish. Amazing that this distillery and its water wheel has been in operation for two hundred years and the process has changed so little. They don’t produce any aged or spiced rum here, only high octane fire water! Bring a bottle or two home…
Written September 1, 2023
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Voyager49647246464
2 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
This place is so interesting. I love the history. It was fascinating to see the workers making the rum.
Written August 16, 2023
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GW39
Chigwell, UK26 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Very helpful guide thought the workers were at lunch; so couldn’t see the process at work but got the gist.
Written June 16, 2023
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York2,718 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
The River Antoine Estate has been making rum since 1785. You can see the original water wheel and watch the men working on a sugar cane crushing machine. The tour of the rum-making process was very interesting and was followed by a tasting of two rums. The smoother rum is 150 proof and is sold only on the island.
Written May 21, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DonnyUKtraveller
Doncaster, UK150 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
A great addition to any trip to this fabulous island!

The distillery is very much of a fully-working museum, you are seeing a process underway which hasn’t changed in hundreds of years. This isn’t some polished tourist trap and much the better for it.

Our guide was top notch, with a very thorough knowledge of the process and history, he kept us informed and entertained!

The free samples at the end of the trip certainly blow the cobwebs away! The trip is excellent value for money.
Written April 2, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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