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Appleton Estate Rum Tour: The making of the world's finest rum

Two hundred and sixty-seven years of continuous rum making, and today Jamaica's Appleton Rum Estate boasts the indisputable position of being home to the world's finest rum.

Last Wednesday, 12 adventurous followers and an affable driver by the name Michael Pearson of Tropical Tours ventured out on a fact-finding mission of one of Jamaica's oldest attractions, Appleton Estate Rum Tour.

The group left Fairview in Montego Bay, St James, at 9 a.m., reaching the Appleton Estate, located in Nassau Valley, St Elizabeth, by 11:40 a.m. With only two stops en route - one in Ferris, Westmoreland, and the other just outside Middle Quarters, St Elizabeth - they were on target to avoid the regular afternoon rain.

Founded in 1749, Appleton sits on more than 11,000 acres of land, but at the rate at which the world is drinking rum ... read more

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