Rhumerie de Chamarel, Mauritius
4.0 (2.162 reviews) Spent Ranking #1 in Riviere Noire District Speciality & Gift Shops
A very jolly visit
The weather was poor when we were staying in Chamarel and our visit to the rhumerie was just the job. We walked there from Lakaz Chamarel which took about 20minutes. The tour cost 450rupees each and lasted about half an hour. We waited about 10-15minutes until it started. The guide was very clear, speaking in English for our group of about 15 people. She explained the process, which had more in common with whisky distilling than I’d realised. The tasting at the end was very generous. I think everyone had 6 shots in about 10minutes. There was the option to dump them, but no chance to linger as another shot was soon to follow! There was no compulsion to buy at the shop afterwards, but plenty of opportunity if you wished. All in all, just the thing for a rainy day!
Royal Rd , Chamarel.
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Friday, December 08, 2023, 10:56
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4Selinarussell 5:00 PM Dec 25, 2021Great tour, not too long, lots of rum tasting
Natasha was very informative on our tour. We arrived early and due to no demand had a tour exclusively for our party of 2. As a result we were able to chat with Natasha all the way through our tour. She was able to give us a fantastic insight into the rum production but also the whole estate and its workings. During the months of July to December the sugar cane processessing will be taking place. Whilst we didn’t get to see this Our guide explained it would be very noisy. I would recommend visiting early in the morning and depending on whether you want to watch the sugar cane processing visit between July and December. The tour was approximately 50 minutes and they start 20 minutes after the first arrival. Thank you Natasha for a very informative tour.
4Mitchell N Starr 5:00 PM Oct 20, 2022Definitely worth a visit
My wife and I visited the Rhumerie de Chamarel because they did a rhum tasting at our hotel and it piqued our interest in visting their distillery. The rhumerie is a surprisingly lovely building in a beautiful location close to several other worthwhile visitor attractions such as the Ebony Forest Reserve and the Black River Gorges National Park. The rhumerie isn't very big so the conducted tour is quite brief but gives an interesting insight into how rhum is made. It also includes tastings of several different rhums. Unfortunately I was driving so I didn't participate but my wife enjoyed it?. One minor criticism is that our guide spoke English with a very heavy local accent so I didn't understand everything he said. The shop sells quite a large a variety of rhums and related products. We bought a bottle of 3 year aged rhum which cost 1500 rupees. This equates to about £36 which is quite expensive but it will be nice to enjoy a taste of Mauritius when we're back home in the UK. We didn't have time to use the restaurant but other reviewers say it is very nice.