Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rum Factory after the Waterfalls

After hanging at the waterfalls we decided a trip to the Rivers Rum factory would be in order. They have been making rum here for centuries. We sampled some of the spiced version at low alcohol; but the big product is 70%. Needless to say out of my league!

The factory has very few new concepts employed as they still shovel the crushed cane into the fires to heat the boilers. All in all a short good tour of an industry that has not changed in the islands for a long time.

 Here is the wood they use to fire the stills
 Crushed sugar cane to be used for fuel
 Water wheel built in 1700s still powers the cane crusher

 Molasses fermenting. A very nice smell
The Stills

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