Tucked away in Jamaica’s countryside is Appleton Estate. When you go on the Appleton rum tour, you will get an overview of the history of the estate, get to see how the rum is made, and get to sample many types of rum. I don’t always drink, but when I do, I prefer rum (Insert the most interesting man in the world here). The tour starts with free rum punch, sugar cane for…er, chewing, and a short video. Next you start the walking tour. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. After the tour is the fun part- the tasting! There were 12 varieties of rum available to taste. Afterwards (if you can still stand up), stop by the gift shop to purchase your favorites. I recommend the rum cake/rum cream combo. The rum cream is great on vanilla ice cream and it’s packaged pretty enough to give as a gift.
This tour is often packaged with the “South Coast Tour” which also includes YS Falls and Black River Safari.