Barbados: Foursquare Rum Distillery
A rum distillery! Mount Gay rum is perhaps the best known, but actually not the best tasting and seriously overpriced. The truly hidden gem is the Foursquare Rum Distillery, located in the eastern part of the island, surrounded by old sugar cane plantation and devoid of all the tourist insanity. The Distillery allows anybody to explore everything at will – all the production and all the storage facilities with hundreds of barrels of choice rum. It’s awesome! When done, you come for the tasting, where you can opt for main production rums or some very limited releases single cask aged rums. Naturally, the latter is way more interesting as you get to taste 12+ year-old rums from combined aging in bourbon and porto barrels. The rum is also much higher proof then normal, getting to 124 proof (62% alcohol), yet smooth and flavorful. No wonder why one of the Foursquare rums actually won the World’s Best Rum title in 2016 and is known as the Pappy of Rums.