|St. Lawrence Gap|
|Gaggs Hill Rum Shop|
|Cockspur Old Gold and a dash of Coke!|
If you practice or preach the gospel of Rum, a trip to St. Nicholas Abbey may be equated to a Christian's experience visiting St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Whether it is your first visit or not, quality and history are always present. Arriving through the lush surrounds of the Cherry Tree Hill entrance, we find our friendly tour guide, Simon Warren, quick to deliver a smile and sense of humor. A host with the most...he orders up a round of their freshly made Bajan Rum Punch. Yum!
It is a glorious day as we make our way down to a small room and find a variety of beautiful hand-made products. Kathy is sifting sugar granules by hand to remove imperfections before bottling. Yes, let me repeat, sifting sugar granules by hand. Shall we try perfection? My spoonful of sugar goes down easy; no need for medicine here. Next, we sample the molasses. If it looks like quality and tastes like quality; you get the picture. But, just in case you don't, go ahead and take a look at the photos below.
|Kathy sifting sugar|
|Blackstrap Molasses and Gourmet Sugar|
|Gourmet Sugar in pottery|
|Distillation close up|
|St. Nicholas Abbey 8yr & 12yr "Single Cask" Barbados Rum|