Friday, February 1, 2013
The countryside is covered with old sugar mills and remnants of the once dominant sugar industry that made the island so important to the British in the 1700's. There is a large sugar mill museum as well as several old cane crushing windmills left on the island. One of the more complete sugar plantations is the St. Nicolas Abbey. There they still grow the sugar cane, crush it, and make rum on the plantation. Larry Warren and his family have brought this majestic old sugar plantation back from the brink of collapse to a wonderful snipit of life in the colonial days in Barbados. Did I mention the rum they make there is absolutely wonderful and a bottle that needs to be added to your collection.
A visit to Barbados is a visit to the birthplace of rum as we know it today. Don't miss an opportunity to see the island and sip the many fine rums that the island has to offer. ;o)