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Antigua Rum Distillery

Antigua Rum Distillery © lam_chihang
Antigua Rum Distillery © lam_chihang

No drink sums up the spirit and flavour of the Caribbean better than rum, and a must-see while in the capital of St John's is the 75-year-old Antigua Rum Distillery. While Antigua was once overrun with rum distilleries (each sugar plantation had its own), the distillery, located in the Citadel, is now the only one on the island and produces more than 180,000 bottles of the famous spirit each year. Visitors can don hard hats and tour the real behind-the scenes workings of the distillery, a pleasant change from the more tourist-prepared sites around the island. The tour is followed up with a chance to sample the distillery's nine different rums, including the The Cavalier, English Harbour or Rum Punch.

Website: www.antiguadistillery.com