Sip, Savor, and Soak: Unveiling the Stade’s Rum Tours in Barbados
Barbados, the birthplace of rum, has long been a haven for those seeking the perfect blend of sun, sea, and spirits. Now, there’s a new reason to raise your glass and embark on a unique journey through the rich history and exquisite craftsmanship of rum with the Stade’s Rum Tours. Nestled on the pristine Brighton Beach, the West Indies Rum Distillery, founded in 1893 by George Stade, opens its doors to enthusiasts and novices alike, inviting them to discover the secrets behind some of the world’s finest rums.
Tour 1: Stade’s Rum Distillery Tour Experience
Unravel the Rum Alchemy
Embark on a one-hour odyssey through the heart of rum-making with the Stade’s Rum Distillery Tour Experience. Traverse Pot Still Alley, home to the oldest surviving pot still in the world, where ancient coppers whisper secrets of special blends. Inhale the heady aroma of molasses fermenting in the Caribbean sunshine. Peek into the Distiller’s Vault, a treasure trove of rum-soaked recipes and timeworn blueprints.
Immerse yourself in the day-to-day workings of the distillery where skilled teams craft Stade’s and Planteray rums, award-winning spirits born from passion and generational expertise. Witness the alchemy that transforms sugar cane into liquid gold. Then, taste the magic for yourself: a sip straight from the barrel, followed by a trio of meticulously chosen rums on the beachfront deck. Savor the moment with the turquoise canvas of the Caribbean Sea stretching before you at the only distillery in Barbados with the ocean as its neighbour!
Roundtrip transportation (optional) and a welcome cocktail are included in your booking. From exclusive shopping to discounts in the Stade’s Shop, you’ll have the opportunity to take home a piece of the Barbadian spirit.
Tour 2: Stade’s Rum Tasting and Beach Experience
Beach Bliss meets Rum Bliss
Let the Caribbean Sea be your cocktail shaker as you embark on a sensory journey led by the Brighton Beach Deck‘s master mixologist. Sip a welcome libation and let the wall exhibit unfold the captivating history of rum production.
Then sample four exceptional rums – each a testament to the diverse soul of Barbadian rum. Discover notes of caramel, spice, and tropical fruit, whispering stories of sun-drenched sugarcane fields and generations of rum-making wisdom.
But the rum isn’t the only star of the show. Sink your toes into the soft sand of Brighton Beach, and let the rhythm of the waves lull you into island time. This isn’t just a tasting; it’s an invitation to immerse yourself in the very essence of Barbados. Linger at the Beach Club, sip cocktails crafted by our brand bartender, and let the golden sun paint your day with unforgettable memories.
Whether you choose the immersive Distillery Tour or the laid-back Tasting and Beach Experience, the West Indies Rum Distillery awaits your visit Monday and Wednesday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tours depart at 10:30 am, 10:45 am, 2:30 pm, and 2:45 pm, with reservations highly recommended.
The Stade’s Shop beckons, offering not only Stade’s and Plantation rums but also exclusive releases available only at the distillery. Pair your chosen spirits with local artisanal foods and Stade’s Rum Experience merchandise, creating a sensory keepsake from your Barbadian adventure.