It is not imaginable to come and stay in Guadeloupe without visiting a distillery! Discover a fascinating know-how, well anchored on 3 islands of the archipelago. You will appreciate the flavor, expertise and authenticity of a world famous heritage, that of Rum!
« Damoiseau Distillery » – Grande-Terre
The Damoiseau Distillery, located in Grande-Terre, in Le Moule, produces one of the best agricultural white rums in the world! Indeed, its rums are sold in nearly 40 countries! But behind this business lies a family tradition.
Come and visit this heritage gem whose rum is made from pure sugar cane juice, then distilled and stored in wooden casks. You will also find an 18th century windmill as well as the Cabane à Rhum. It is here, after a visit full of captivating anecdotes, that you will be offered a tasting and advice on how to buy the best rums or punches of the house. Be careful to taste in moderation!
« Bologna Distillery » – Basse-Terre
It is at the foot of the Soufrière volcano that the Bologna distillery is located on a former 17th century sugar factory. Discover an ancestral tradition. Most of the annual production is carried out manually and without burning in order to maintain all the purity of the taste. This more ecological technique highlights a rum with a more pronounced and more qualitative taste.
During your visit, you will be able to discover the main house, the bottling building, an old sugar cane mill and a waterwheel. And like any good distillery, the visit will end with a traditional tasting!
« Montebello Distillery » – Basse-Terre
Welcome to Petit-Bourg and to the Montebello Distillery. This is where one of the most emblematic rums of the Guadeloupe islands is produced and which has received several medals in agricultural competitions.
Come and discover a distillery where craftsmanship and manual labor are favored to preserve all the flavors of sugar cane. Here, the 25 hectares of sugar cane are cut by hand to guarantee a good quality of rum!
« Père-Labat Distillery » – Marie-Galante
Head to the island of a hundred mills! Rum cultivation is very important on the island of Marie-Galante, considered to be Guadeloupe “of yesteryear”. I suggest you discover the Père Labat distillery, also called the Poisson distillery, in reference to the name of the sugar refinery which was once in its place.
With 300,000 liters of rums produced annually, it is one of the smallest distilleries in the world, but also one of the most famous. You will be welcomed in a green park where the visit will be done in complete autonomy to discover the authenticity and the soul of the domain. There, to obtain an authentic rum of quality, the manufacture was improved in 1860 to approach the process of distillation of cognac. An agricultural rum at 59 ° which is also available in different punches, including the aphrodisiac punch which will enchant you!