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John Watling's Distillery: Tours & Tickets

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John Watling's Distillery home to JOHN WATLING'S rum and RED TURTLE vodka, the "Spirit of The Bahamas" offers complimentary tours at its home, the Buena Vista Estate, in Downtown Nassau. The historic Estate, founded in 1789 and overlooking the...more
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Buena Vista Estate | 17 Delancy Street, Nassau 00000, New Providence Island
+1 242-322-2811
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We found this place by accident. We were not part of a tour group and were out for a walk in Nassau. This is a must see for anyone visiting and interested in local history and rum. We were welcomed from the minute we walked...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a good time at this Distillery. There is a free tour and free samples. We ordered a few drinks at the bar and it was fantastic. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sarahele16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here as part of a tourm. Had been wanting to go since i first discovered it. The tour started out with the history of the island it was very interesting and well done. Then the rum was next it was done well also...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KJBarry
Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

This is a must do in Nassau - we had a spare day before getting on a liveaboard dive boat - we wondered up the hill to the distillery from town, and the building is really nice. We were greeted with a pina colada -...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TuxMum
Reviewed 29 August 2019 via mobile

Fascinating story and it’s nice to see an island produced product. The bottles are pricy. The Delicious one is the single batch. $100+ a bottle

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank BadermanTowson_MD
Reviewed 26 August 2019

While it was not my favorite rum - others in our group enjoyed it and even bought some to bring home with us! The experience was great - tour , explanation and tasting was very good

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 23 August 2019 via mobile

Full of not just rum and vodka but also history, this beautiful old estate is worth a visit even if you don’t drink. We got a guided tour (recommend) after a sampling of their delicious Pina Colada’s. No charge but tips were def appreciated. We...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Bahamababes
Reviewed 22 August 2019

Free Pina Colada samples right from the start! We were given a great overview of the some of the history in the Bahamas and the rum distillery process! Beautiful property!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Morgan S
Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

Historically decorated. Clean. Great vodka and rum displays, priced in bottle or bulk for those looking to take souvenirs home. Cool bar.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kurtisjsamchee
Reviewed 15 August 2019

I love the grounds. The distillery is in a historic building. The building is very well taken care of. The tour is very informative. It is a story tour. It starts with a free sample of a Pina Coladas . They sell the Pina Caladas...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Beverly K
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19 September 2019|
Response from BadermanTowson_MD | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was part of a cruise ship excursion. So I cannot address the cost. The drink menu in their tasting room was $12 to $18. The tasting flight was only $15 and my husband and I split that.
Kristen M
29 August 2019|
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Response from PDJ_TX | Reviewed this property |
When were there they were conducting them continuously. I would say it lasted 10 - 15 minutes and then you can check out the grounds or visit the tasting room.
23 February 2019|
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Response from michaeljones46 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure when it would be unsafe, you walk by at least a couple of historic churches up the hill to the distillery and seems like a nice area. We saw a number of people walking in that area, and it is not so far from the... More