Saturday, March 16, 2013

Foursquare Distillery: Heritage Park

    Richard L.Seale and his family completed a complete restoration and updating of the Foursquare Distillery and finished a Heritage Park on the site in 1996.  Located on the site of a 1636 sugar and rum factory, the beautifully landscaped park is a tribute to the sugar and rum history of the island.   There is a guided tour of the distillery available, along with an arts and crafts center, and a gift shop.   Don't forget to visit the restaurant and sample some of the fine rums produced at the Rum Factory.

     There are several displays of the old sugar processing equipment displayed in several different areas of the park.   Just to wander the grounds and see the remnants of the history of  sugar here on Barbados is very interesting.   Though you will  never see the production of sugar on Barbados of the past, many signs of the sugar days are apparent on the island.

     Though the distillery is in the original old sugar factory building, there is nothing ancient about the way that Richard Seale produces his rum.  This distillery is one of the most modern anywhere in the world and the quality of the rum produced from within the distillery is clear from the first sip.

    Don't forget to visit the Foursquare Distillery and Heritage Park in St. Phillip the next time you are in Barbados, you won't be disappointed.  Don't miss the chance to sample the rums in the restaurant, they are among the best you will find anywhere.  ;o)