Jamaican Rum Making Process & Sugar Making Process In Jamaica

Additional Info
  • Processing Fee: $200 USD per person
  • Room Types: Hotel Dorm, Double , Single
  • Dates Available: Year Round
  • Project Sites: St. Catherine, Kingston, St. Andrew
  • Max Participants: 30
  • Max Age: 85
  • Min Stay: 1 Week
  • Min Stay: 1 Week
  • Max Stay: 3 Months
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transfers: To & from airport, Daily Transfers

Jamaican Rum Tour – Learn The Rum And Sugar Making Process From Sugarcane In Jamaica

For students and individuals seeking to learn more about the history of Jamaican rum distilleries, this field trip was designed for you. By taking you on a guided Jamaican rum Appleton Estate tour up in the Nassau Valley in St. Elizabeth you will receive a detailed look at the process of making sugar from sugarcane and the rum making process as well.


Rum and Sugar are two of Jamaica’s biggest foreign exchange earners. Being made from sugar cane, you will get the chance to see how the sugar is pressed and the juice extracted and placed in Copper Pot Sills, which gives the rum its unique Appleton flavour. You will also get to visit the ageing house to see the oak barrels that the rum is aged in.


At the end of your Jamaican rum distillery tour you will be given a commemorative 50ml bottle of Appleton Rum, and sample the finished product as well. You can also visit the gift shop to purchase souvenirs and other Appleton products.


So if you are seeking to learn all you can about the process of sugar making as well as learn how Jamaican rum overproof is made, this educational field trip is for you. Apply now so that we can assist you in arranging your Jamaican rum factory tour today.


Our Jamaican Rum Factory Tours Include:

  • Transfer from accommodation to Appleton Estate in St. Elizabeth
  • Tour of the sugar field and lecture on how sugar cane is grown, harvested and pressed
  • Witness how sugar was pressed from cane in the plantation era using donkey operated presses
  • A tour of the ageing house to inspect the oak barrels used to mature rum and Copper Pot Sills that give the rum its flavour
  • Sample the finished rum product
  • A 50ml souvenir bottle of rum
  • Access to the gift shop to purchase Appleton products
  • Chance to purchase lunch or return transfer to accommodation


Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this field trip, students will be able to:

• Correctly identify the sugar cane crop
• Describe how sugar cane is grown, harvested and pressed to make cane juice or used in the brown sugar making process
• Understand the process of ageing rum in a Jamaican rum distillery
• Learn about the history of the sugar trade in Jamaica
• Differential between the types of rums
• Understand how a rum distillery operates
• Be able to answer the question of what does Jamaican rum taste like


If there is a specific topic area that your group would like to explore during this field trip, please indicate it in your application form.


Recommended To Take With You:

• A camera to take pictures
• A notepad/tablet to take notes
• Comfortable shoes for walking



Tour – 1 ½ hours to 2 hours
Round Trip Transfer – 3 to 6 hours




All prices below are in USD and are based per person

• Groups of 21 and above: $100
• Groups of 11-20 Persons: $120
• Groups of 5-10 Persons: $150
• 4 Persons or less: $180


Price Includes:

• Round trip transportation
• Company rep for assistance
• Refreshment
• Jamaican rum tours fee


Does Not Include:

• Lunch
• Any merchandise purchases



The legal age of drinking in Jamaica is 18. Students must be 18 or older to consume alcohol on this field trip.

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