The oldest rum distillery in the Caribbean still operates as it did back in 1785 when it was first founded. A massive water wheel powered by a nearby river runs the sugar cane press. The husk of the cane is then used to fuel the fires that boil the pulped sugar cane, where it's then distilled in massive open-air tanks. All told, 300 gallons of sugar cane produces 18 to 21 gallons of rum, which is then hand-bottled and sold.

 
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Review of River Antoine Estate Rum Factory

Beach Review of River Antoine Estate Rum Factory

Away Travel Editor: Nathan Borchelt
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Editor Rating 3.0 out of 5
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  • Definitely one of the more unique places to visit in Grenada, especially given the popularity of the produced product among the island inhabitants.
  • Drink cautiously: Rivers Rum prides itself on producing liquor that is at least 80 percent, a volume of alcohol that actually makes it illegal to export. But they do sell lower-percentage bottles for the tourists to take home.
  • Don't expect a vineyard-type tour. But again, that's part of the charm.



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