Madeira Sugarcane Rum Tasting Experience

Quick Details

Rum distillery tour in Porto da Cruz, Madeira

Porto da Cruz (30 min From Funchal)

What is included:

  • Guided visit to the distillery
  • Workshop from the planting of sugarcane to the final product
  • Masterclass and rum tasting experience:
    • Rum North Natural 40%
    • Rum North Natural 60%
    • Rum North “Barrica Nova” 40% (3 months)
    • Rum North – 3 years – 40%
    • Rum 970 – 6 years – 40%
    • Rum 980 – 40%
    • Single Cask

Our Producer
Anyone visiting our historic producer in the village of Porto da Cruz gets to experience one of the main pieces of living evidence of the island’s glorious sugar production, at the beginning of the 20th century.

Built in the beginning of the 20th century (1927), although equipped with machinery from the 19th century, the Porto da Cruz mill is one of the most striking examples of the importance of the sugarcane trade in Madeira Island. In terms of heritage, it is also a museum of major significance.

It is dedicated exclusively to the production of sugarcane rum according to the original process, including the “Branca” rum and the “Envelhecida 970 Reserva” rum.

Our Tour

If you visit the island between the months of March and May when the sugarcane harvest begins, you can witness the sounds, movements, and smells of fermentation, albeit from a safe distance due to modern safety restrictions.

During the rest of the year, it is possible to observe the machines and to understand the mechanism through interactive devices.

Our rum distillery tour will start at the mill where our producer will present the whole process; in the end, we have a Masterclass tasting which includes seven different rums, a water bottle, and Madeira Sugarcane Honey.

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