River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery

River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery

River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Established in 1785, River Antoine Estate is the oldest rum distillery in Grenada, where rum is manufactured and produced using the oldest functioning waterwheel in the Caribbean exactly how it was made then. Available for Tours and Tastings
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  • Todd
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating piece of history
    Very cool and fascinating place to visit. The tour is very interesting and they take you through the entire rum making process from start to finish. Amazing that this distillery and its water wheel has been in operation for two hundred years and the process has changed so little. They don’t produce any aged or spiced rum here, only high octane fire water! Bring a bottle or two home…
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 1, 2023
  • desiree61
    Lethbridge, Canada41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing how the original way of making rum still exists in these days of so much technology. The process was fascinating
    The distillery was amazing and to think the rum is made in the original way back in the 1700’s blows your mind in these times of so much technology. The actual machine that crushes the sugarcane is the original piece of equipment, it is mind blowing! You get to sample 69% proof and 75% proof rum. You can purchase the 69% to take home. The stronger rum is just for consumption on the Island
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 18, 2023
  • Shelley K
    Greenwich, Connecticut131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss out on stopping here!
    We had a lovely visit to River Antoine. Be sure to take the tour and visit during the week (but not lunchtime!) to get up and close to the daily rum making happening in front of you. There are no set tour times – they take groups as they come – and our tour guide was kind, informative, and genuine. Please note – if you’re driving yourself, there is not a sign on the road for the driveway. Take the driveway that goes alongside what looks like a stone building and keep taking the road back. You’ll find it!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 3, 2024
  • Sarah G
    Folkestone, United Kingdom330 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely rum distillery tour
    Visited as part of P&O excursion having been to Belmont Estate first off. I have to say this place was brilliant. The way they make the rum is proper “old school” way The smell of sugar cane being processed was really sweet. The guide we had was informative and explained the whole process from sugar cane to bottled rum. The tasting at the end was great although I only tried the 69% version and even that was strong so I dread to think what the 75% was like!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 24, 2024
  • JulesbSouthLondon
    Coulsdon, United Kingdom242 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour and well worth a visit
    We really enjoyed the tour we did at the River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery. We learnt a lot about the history and were shown around. All the processes were explained to us by the guide from sugar cane to bottled run. The tasting was fun but the rum was undrinkable at 69% and 75% and was far too strong.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 7, 2024
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tr8v2l3r
lca364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
A great tour.

Fantastic and informative guide.

Got to eat some sugar cane!

A really unique place to visit and I recommend!
Written May 27, 2024
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JulesbSouthLondon
Coulsdon, UK242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We really enjoyed the tour we did at the River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery. We learnt a lot about the history and were shown around. All the processes were explained to us by the guide from sugar cane to bottled run. The tasting was fun but the rum was undrinkable at 69% and 75% and was far too strong.
Written May 7, 2024
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M M
United States380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Great tour of the distillery. We learned so much and appreciated the history and focus of the staff. The tastings were nice, as well. Perfect tour and setting. We highly recommend!
Written April 4, 2024
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Heidi F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Loved seeing how rum was made. Got to try sugar cane and walk through the factory. Tasting at the end was not for the faint at heart!!!
Written March 4, 2024
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EEK85
United States73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We loved this tour. Our guide ( I wish I'd gotten her name) was perfect--really gave great information in a concise easily understandalbe and enthusiastic way. What a fascinating place-- making sure to preserve tradition by doing everything old-school and also employing 90 people in the process! The rum was great. Only wish we went when the machine was running-- that machine goes back to the 1800s! Wow.
Written March 4, 2024
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Our ship excursion group was given a 30 minute tour of this rum distillery by an employee who explained each step in the rum making production. This is not a slick facility and after seeing the sugar liquid being fermented I wondered if I even wanted to taste the final product.

What I did find interesting was seeing the long stems of the sugar cane going up a narrow conveyor belt outside the building from which it was shredded and grounded up, with its juices being led off in pipes to large indoor concrete storage containers for a fermentation period. Piles of sugar cane ready to be processed were at the foot of this conveyer belt while a huge pile of dried up shredded sugar cane could be seen nearby. Inside the building with the huge concrete containers, we walked up steps so we could see the liquid inside those containers which was not a pretty sight. Once again outside, the guide gave a detailed description of the boilers as we stood by a pile of wood fuel used to feed those boilers. The distilled rum was bottled by hand inside the area where we tasted the rum. All one needs is a sip as the end product is just too strong and goes down burning. Bottles of rum were available to buy. This product isn't exported and is sold only on the island.

The guide was very accommodating when asked if we could taste the raw sugar cane and everyone got a short piece to suck and chew on. The guide did point out the water wheel which makes this the oldest working water-propelled distillery in Grenada. There was a sugar field surrounding the distillery and workers were clearing a small section of it. I didn't see any large machinery so perhaps sugar cane remains harvested by hand. It didn't seem to matter to me that we visited the distillery during the workers' lunch break; I didn't miss the noise of machinery.
Written February 28, 2024
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Sarah G
Folkestone, UK330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Visited as part of P&O excursion having been to Belmont Estate first off.

I have to say this place was brilliant. The way they make the rum is proper “old school” way
The smell of sugar cane being processed was really sweet.
The guide we had was informative and explained the whole process from sugar cane to bottled rum.

The tasting at the end was great although I only tried the 69% version and even that was strong so I dread to think what the 75% was like!
Written February 24, 2024
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Btravelingsoon
New York City, NY48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
If you want to see how rum is made the "old school" way, this is the visit for you. No technology in use here! Make sure to take the tour in order to get the full eduction on the process of how rum is made. The guide was very nice and informative. This is a good visit before or after a visit to the Belmont Estate, as they are close together.
Written February 10, 2024
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Shelley K
Greenwich, CT131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had a lovely visit to River Antoine. Be sure to take the tour and visit during the week (but not lunchtime!) to get up and close to the daily rum making happening in front of you. There are no set tour times – they take groups as they come – and our tour guide was kind, informative, and genuine. Please note – if you’re driving yourself, there is not a sign on the road for the driveway. Take the driveway that goes alongside what looks like a stone building and keep taking the road back. You’ll find it!
Written February 3, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

desiree61
Lethbridge, Canada41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The distillery was amazing and to think the rum is made in the original way back in the 1700’s blows your mind in these times of so much technology. The actual machine that crushes the sugarcane is the original piece of equipment, it is mind blowing! You get to sample 69% proof and 75% proof rum. You can purchase the 69% to take home. The stronger rum is just for consumption on the Island
Written November 18, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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