Fodor's Expert Review John Watling's Distillery

Nassau Historical Fodor's Choice

The former Buena Vista Estate, which featured in the James Bond film Casino Royale, has been painstakingly transformed and taken back to its glory days, emerging as the new home of the John Watling's Distillery. Parts of the home date back to 1789 and the actual production of the line of John Watling's artisanal rums, gins, vodkas, and liquors are handmade, hand bottled, and hand labeled just as they would have been in that era. Take a self-guided tour through the grounds and working estate to learn the fascinating history of the home and then walk out back to watch the rum production line from an overhead mezzanine. Sit in the Red Turtle Tavern with an internationally acclaimed Rum Dum or just a great mojito and pick up a unique Bahamian souvenir in the on-site retail store. On Friday nights they host a Bahamian "cultural extravaganza" including live music and dancing, limbo, cocktails, and conch fritters.

Historical Distillery Fodor's Choice Free

Quick Facts

17 Delancy St.
Nassau, New Providence Island  Bahamas

- 242 - 322–2811

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free self-guided tour; $115 for Bahamas Cultural Extravaganza

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