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John Watling's Distillery, Nassau

Categories: Distilleries, Food & Drink
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4.4/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
Tour John Watling's Distillery at the historic Buena Vista Estate and see the "Spirit of The Bahamas" rum being bottled in small batches the old-fashioned way by Bahamian hands. Nestled on a hill between lush tropical gardens overlooking the harbor, the 1789 distillery took its name from "a pious pirate who sailed the Bahamian seas." Take a self-guided tour that directs you past antiques dating back more than 300 years to the warehouse, which stores over 1,000 white oak barrels. Do not miss the chance to savor a variety of handcrafted quality rums or signature Bahamian cocktails at the tavern, the walls of which are covered in historical photographs of the area. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Nassau holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the John Watling's Distillery and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Spent the afternoon away from Atlantis property which was about a 10 minute taxi ride. Walked around downtown area and ended up at Watling's Distillery. This is primarily a rum distillery where they p...  read more »
  • One of my favorite places to visit when we are in Nassau! Always a treat to tour the distillery and get a sample of the best pina coladas ever! We always bring several bottles of the Amber rum to shar...  read more »
  • My cousins and a family friend visited the distillery to see how rum was made. We enjoyed the paintings that coincided with the history of the distillery and watched the delightful staff hand label th...  read more »
  • Beautiful old building and grounds. There is a short self guided tour and a nice shop and bar where you can purchase a number of different drinks made with their rums. I wish there would have been someone to give more information about the history of the distillery, but I guess you can look that up online.
  • A pleasant stop. Beautiful grounds and an historic building with a brief self-guided tour of handcrafted rum distillery. Relaxing tasting room and breezy patio for rum tasting or cocktails made by knowledgeable bartenders.
  • Excellent piece of history and after extensive testing of many rums in the world, Buena Vista rum from watling's is best.
  • They provide the most hilarious tour of a historical space I have ever been given. Best rum on the island!
  • Awesome tour of distillery. Nice gift shop. Great rum. Will go again.
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