Distillerie la Favorite

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Distillerie la Favorite
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Jeanmarc3
Scottsdale, AZ117 contributions
Quaint distillery and free self-guided visit
May 2018 • Couples
We first went to the Dillon distillery for a visit but were told that they did not do visits anymore, so we went to the La Favorite distillery instead (a 15-minute drive from Dillon). The visit is free and self-guided. The factory is small so the tour does not take very long (about 15 minutes even if you read the few signs). This is quaint. The factory is operated by steam in a closed-circuit (the sugar cane left-overs are burnt to generate the steam which powers the machine that crushes the sugar cane). Beware if you have small children. The tour is unsupervised, and the safety guards are minimal and rusty. Just don't fall off! Everything was fine when we were there, and the steam engine did not explode :) After the visit, we went for a free rhum tasting, and bought some chocolate truffles with rhum. Overall a good experience.
Written June 4, 2018
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AMPRESTIGE
Martinique13 contributions
Rum distillery
Oct. 2017 • Business
Great place to visit and buy local rum
You can also visit and see how martinique agricolture rum is bien produce
Taste one of the best rum
Written November 7, 2017
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dinamber
Cape Coral, FL236 contributions
Nice little distillery - great quick visit
Jun. 2017 • Family
We made the trip up to La Favorite before returning to our cruise ship and so glad we did! We were amazed that we could get that close to the actual machinery and see how the rum is made. Very interesting! The tasting room and shop were very nice, had a little taste and then purchased some rum at a great price. Highly recommend!
Written June 15, 2017
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Dan-P
San Antonio, TX275 contributions
Nice Quick Visit & Great Tasting
Mar. 2017 • Couples
Stopped in for a tour before heading off the island. I loved the smell. Unfortunately, the machinery was down, but the people were extremely friendly. The tour is informal and you can go at your own pace. We were both surprised that we could get as close to everything, compared to many other factory tours. We were also delighted that English speaking employees were readily available. The offering of samples were more than generous. The rhum was also less expensive than retail.

Doesn't take long and certainly worth the stop.
Written March 11, 2017
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lolob2bFr
Vitoria, ES71 contributions
Very light visit but great degustation !
Nov. 2015
I visited The Favorite end of November, which is a low tourism period that need to be considered for this advise.
Waouh the great property when arriving but forget it, that's not there, the factory like just at the bottom left.
Except some people working around, nobody to meet and no indication for the visit. Finally, a person asked, told us to visit by ourselves, so we started on the fly.
Few indications to understand these big machines. When reaching the cave a person came to us for explanation.
Then, driven to the office, we have been offered to taste different rhums and this was a really great experience.
Compared to more well known distilleries, it may look less appeal but in the mean time it is maybe more authentic despite the trace of modernity.
Beside this, it all free and rhum is good and quite cheap, but the oldest, compared to others.
As close and easy to access, the stop worth it if you pass around.
Written August 24, 2016
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carolineenwillem
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands817 contributions
Low profile and genuine destillery
Feb. 2016 • Couples
Low profile and genuine destillery, because of the season not working during our visit. Very nice habitation on the premisses.
Written February 26, 2016
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Barbara B
New York93 contributions
Old historic rhum distillery still family owned!
Feb. 2016 • Couples
Wind up through the hills of Fort de France to find Distillerie La Favorite. There is no organized tour or even an organized tasting but a lovely young girl came out and encouraged us to try the rhums from average to sublime, in that order. Rarely, will a distillery offer you to ultimately taste a very old (expensive) rhum. It was quite an eye opener and we left with a bottle costing almost $150 in US, but half that in Martinique
Written February 14, 2016
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RobertBurr
Miami, FL183 contributions
Authentic, historic rhum plantation and distillery
Jul. 2015 • Business
It's going back in time at least a hundred years. The plantation, close to the city, features hundreds of acres of fresh cane growing tall in the perfect climate. During the season of January to June, the cane is cut by hand and brought to the steam-powered crusher to extract the juice, which is fermented in large tanks and distilled in two copper column stills to create a delightful, fresh cane spirit - rhum agricole. In the aging house, the rhum rests in barrels to create exceptionally fine spirits. A tasting room and retail shop offers a chance to learn and buy these fine cane spirits. Close to the airport, easy to find.
Written July 12, 2015
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