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St Lucia / Rum

By James Henderson

The only distillery in St Lucia is the small St Lucia Rum Distillery in the Roseau Valley. It distils 21 different rums and rum liqueurs including the popular Bounty Rum, Chairman’s Reserve and the gold medal winning Admiral Rodney. Tours are available.

Bois Bande - Bois Bande (pronounced a bit like “bawbandy”) is a highly spiced, very individual rum. Locally handmade, you can’t buy it in supermarkets, and the owner will never divulge his/her secret - everyone has their own recipe. The usual ingredients include white rum, grenadine, bay leaf, cinnamon, tree roots, herbs and shrubs. Be warned though, it is known as liquid Viagra!

Food and Rum Festival, Rodney Bay - A popular annual gastronomic event, normally held end of October/early November, which aims to promote and teach visitors about the diversity of Caribbean food and drink. The festival collects some of the best Caribbean chefs and it is a great chance to taste a variety of good quality rums from across the Caribbean.

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