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Callwood Distillery


Callwood distillery, Tortola © Roland O'Daniel

The Callwood Distillery is a must-see attraction. Located in Cane Garden Bay, it manufactures delicious rum the old-fashioned way. The Callwood family have owned the distillery since the mid-1800s and it doesn't appear to have changed much since then. Indeed, the facility still uses traditional methods and antique equipment. Guests will encounter a delightfully laid-back, dilapidated space, and the rum produced there seems all the better for it. Current owner Michael Callwood is always proud to inform visitors that Arundel Cane Rum (the distillery's brand) is made from pure sugar cane juice, with no preservatives added. He calls this a 'pre-emptive strike against hangovers', and guests can actually view the ancient oak barrels in which the rum is aged. One part distillery tour, one part history tour, the Callwood Distillery is among the British Virgin Isles' most celebrated tourist attractions.

Address: Cane Garden Bay.

 


Callwood Distillery


Callwood distillery, Tortola © Roland O'Daniel

The Callwood Distillery is a must-see attraction. Located in Cane Garden Bay, it manufactures delicious rum the old-fashioned way. The Callwood family have owned the distillery since the mid-1800s and it doesn't appear to have changed much since then. Indeed, the facility still uses traditional methods and antique equipment. Guests will encounter a delightfully laid-back, dilapidated space, and the rum produced there seems all the better for it. Current owner Michael Callwood is always proud to inform visitors that Arundel Cane Rum (the distillery's brand) is made from pure sugar cane juice, with no preservatives added. He calls this a 'pre-emptive strike against hangovers', and guests can actually view the ancient oak barrels in which the rum is aged. One part distillery tour, one part history tour, the Callwood Distillery is among the British Virgin Isles' most celebrated tourist attractions.

Address: Cane Garden Bay.