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Travel & Life
Abuelo / Varela Hermanos - Panama
Banner at Varela Hermanos: "Sowing of Pride and Passion for the Future."
Molasses wash fermenting at Varela Hermanos for distilling into rum.
Antigua Distillers Ltd (English Harbour) - Antigua
Barrilito - Puerto Rico
An historic sugar mill resides on Barrlito's estate.
The sight and smell of so much fine rum aging gives you pause to respect.
Callwood Distillery - Tortola, BVI
Cartavio - Peru
Cartavio's massive continuous column still produces light rum.
Chalong Bay, Phuket, Thailand
Clarke's Court Distillery - Grenada
West Indies Rum Distillery (Cockspur) - Barbados
La Distillerie Depaz - Martinique
Foursquare - Barbados
"Hammond" - St. Kitts and Nevis
Hampden Estate - Jamaica
Watch your step! GM Mark Middleton guides us to the fruit fermentation vats.
Detail on a Forsyth copper po still.
Ingenio San Carlos - Panama
Lost Spirits - California, USA. As different as Night and Day.
Mount Gay - Barbados
Dave and Frank Ward, Managing Director of the of Mount Gay family business.
Neisson - Martinique
Rhum J.M - Martinique
Rhum Saint James - Martinique
Rhum Saint James Musée du Rhum, Martinique
Saint-James Musée du Rhum has the most thorough collection of Centuries-old Alembic and Column stills ever seen by The Rum Gallery. The equipment is beautifully restored, and provides a fascinating tour for Martinique visitors.
River Antoine - Grenada
Serralles (DonQ) - Puerto Rico
Le Simon - Martinique
St. Lucia Distillers Ltd.
St. Nicholas Abbey - Barbados
Sugarcane is rended to honey and stored in this holding tank for distilling later.
Barrels Aging SNA Rum
Annabelle's magnificent column.
St. Nicholas Abbey Tasting Room
Pretty SNA Bottles. Bring home as much as you can carry.
St. George Spirits - California, USA
Travellers - Belize
There's plenty to see at Travellers Heritage Center, near Belize Int'l Airport.
Looking through a window into Travellers' rum bottling plant.
Westerhall - Grenada
Worthy Park - Jamaica
Wray & Nephew / Appleton - Jamaica
Appleton has aging facilities all over Jamaica. Let's have a look inside one.
The Cocktail Stage
Mutiny On The Bounty
Three Essential Cocktails
Twenty Seventy Swizzle
Rum Cruising II – the Caribbean's Leeward Islands
Rum Cruising I – the Caribbean's Windward Islands
From The Galley
Strawberry Créme Brûlée
Rum For All
Historic Distilleries of Tortola
Rum Tastings & Festivals
Rum Tasting on S/V Diamant while anchored in the Grenadines, West Indies
More Rum Tasting on S/V Diamant in the Grenadines.
Esteemed Judges at 2011 Caribbean Rum Festival, Barbados.
RumXP Tasting - Miami Rum Renaissance 2011.
Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition in San Francisco 2010.
Dave & Steve Bennett loosen up at Caribbean Rum Festival, October 2011.
"Once More Into the Breach" at Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, 2009.
"Must Focus" - Judging Rum at Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival, Barbados 2010.
Roger n Dave (RnD) Tasting @ Miami Rum Rennaissance Festival 2010.
Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival Judges, Barbados 2010.
Lesson to Self: "Scoring Rum Ain't So Easy". Tales of the Cocktail, Nawlins 2008.
Intimidating, Challenging - Another Tasting Session Begins - Miami RumRen '11
Great Tasting Rum at Miami RumRen 2012
Clarke's Court Distillery - Grenada
Clarke's Court is Grenada's No. 1 Rum. Colorful Rum Bus signs remind us.
A huge disused sugarcane conveyor system greets you outside the distillery.
Once inside, you immediately confront a steam powered Mill Engine turning at 70rpm max, making beautiful whooshing sounds as steam escapes on exhaust.
When Steam ruled the factories - Vacuum engine under the column stills.
Clarke's Court distillery is well-rooted in the past, yet it is built on a massive scale.
Lime is used to purify sugarcanse juice. John Gibbons and Bob Davies on tour.
Watching the impressive old and slow steam-powered Mill Engine driving the sugarcane crusher machinery is mesmerizing.
One of several huge fermentation tanks (sitting empty during this visit).
Mirrlees Watson column still from Glasgow, Scotland.
Simple yet effective control center monitors quality of the distilled spirit.
Marketing while delivering Clarke's Court rum makes me thirsty.
Clarke's Court maintains a fascinating bar in the labyrinth of catacombs inside Fort Matthew. Though it's not on the distillery's grounds, it is definitely worth a visit.
© Dave Russell 2015
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