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Turks & Caicos
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Travel & Life
Authentic Caribbean Rum Seminar
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 "Las Cabras" - Panama
John Watling's Distillery - Bahamas
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.
From The Galley
Strawberry Créme Brûlée
Historic Distilleries of Tortola
Rum Cruising I – the Caribbean's Windward Islands
Rum Cruising II – the Caribbean's Leeward Islands
Rum For All
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
The Cocktail Stage
Mutiny On The Bounty
Three Essential Cocktails
Twenty Seventy Swizzle
La Distillerie Depaz - Martinique
Entrance to Depaz. Tasteful miniature column still sits inside the stone arch.
Once inside the distillery grounds you'll see – Wow – a lot of rhum!
Depaz Estate House was rebuilt after Mount Pelee (background) erupted in a volcano in 1902, burying the capital city of St. Pierre in ash, fire and magma, killing all but a few persons.
The Distillery. Magic happens here for Depaz and Dillon rhum.
The waterwheel that once powered Depaz suarcane crushers, etc.
Today a steam engine powers the sugarcane crushers.
Steam engine explained.
Crushed sugarcane bagasse is burned as fuel to heat the boilers.
Depaz' gorgeous copper column Stills
One of four copper column stills on display at Depaz Dsitillery.
Tours are aided by signs. Here, a brief description of distillation explains.
Creole column stills and distillation explained.
Majestic copper column still at Depaz distillery, Martinique.
Depaz also distills Dillon's rhum, whose single copper column stands proudly.
Contrasting colors are an aid to understanding the distillery's plumbing.
Depaz logo proudly displayed on a rhum barrel inside the aging facility.
Massive storage barrels inside Depaz' aging facilty.
Barrels of aged Depaz rhum resting gracefully. Tempting.
Anyone fancy a sip of Depaz rhum vieux, or would you prefer a 'Ti Punch?
Rhum shopping at Depaz visitor center. Mastercard and Visa accepted.
Au revoir La Distillerie Depaz. Till we meet again …
Looking North to Mt. Pelée, Saint-Pierre and La Distillery Depaz. The volcanic lion last roared in 1902, wiping out St. Pierre and Habitation Depaz along with it.
© Dave Russell 2015
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