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John Watling's Distillery

Nassau, New Providence Island
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About John Watling's Distillery
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 harbour, is the site where Bahamians hand-craft JOHN WATLING'S small-batch rums RED TURTLE pink sand filtered vodka. At the Estate, John Watling's features a production and museum-like tour, shopping and signature Bahamian cocktails at its Red Turtle Tavern. Within walking distance from the cruise ship port in Downtown Nassau, John Watling's Distillery is located on Delancy Street and is open from 10am-6pm, seven days a week and on Friday's until 9pm. Free Tour
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Nassau Shore Excursion: Island Highlights Sightseeing Tour

This Nassau shore excursion tour is the easiest way to get to know the Bahamas’ capital city in just a few hours, without having to worry about planning transport. With a convenient pickup from the port or your hotel, you'll ride in the comfort of a climate-controlled van as you learn about Nassau from your guide. Along with food samples at the Bahamas Rum Cake Factory and Graycliff Chocolatier, local taxes are included in the tour price.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from US$35,00
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Celeta S wrote a review Feb 2021
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania5 contributions1 helpful vote
While on a cruise I decided to do a tour of Nassau. We stopped at John Watling's and it was a great time. The rich history, the delicious rum and the picturesque backdrop provided a great time. The cocktails were refreshing and delicious. I'd certainly go back for more cocktails and to purchase rum to take home.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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TippElle13 wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom421 contributions143 helpful votes
We stopped here as part of a tour. It was really good and you are able to try the rims at the end. They also make a delicious vodka which we had to buy a bottle of to take home!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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TrueTexasTraveler wrote a review Jun 2020
Amarillo, Texas968 contributions491 helpful votes
This is a great stop for anyone who enjoys history, architecture, rum or vodka. The grounds are amazing and the historic buildings beautiful. Take the self guided tour. You get a free drink at the start and then walk through the historic home and the barrel room and can read about the history of the property, the company, and read all about how they make their various products. In the tasting room you can try all of the liquors, have a drink including a line up of mixed drinks, and buy a bottle before you go.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Osnith Alliman wrote a review Apr 2020
Nassau, New Providence Island2 contributions
Great place to visit when in Nassau....! The older gentleman to the young man who does the tour straight through to the gift shop and bar....long lasting impression. I loved it!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Angela W wrote a review Mar 2020
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This is a small but beautiful distillery. The tour guide was very informative and did not mind answering questions. There is a hands on area you can see and smell the different rums they make. The shop/bar area after was very nice. The bartenders were sweet and also informative. I did purchase the Red Turtle Vodka as I am a vodka girl.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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