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A Look at the Once-Closed Long Pond Distillery on Jamaica

In 2016 I took a trip organized by WIRSPA (West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers' Association Inc.) and their quality marque system ACR for Authentic Caribbean Rum

At the time, the Long Pond distillery was closed, but our group was soooo nerdy and adorable we were able to convince the owners to let us sneak a peek. The best write-up on this visit comes from CocktailWonk.com, so I encourage you to visit that site for good details. 

Since the time of our sneak peek, the distillery was partially acquired by Maison Ferrand, maker of Plantation Rums. (I'll skip the details of the sale as it would take me a lot of research to figure out the ownership structure.) The distillery caught fire in 2018. It was a big setback, according to the brand, but luckily not a total loss. 

This post is just to show some pictures of a spooky amazing closed distillery. It had only been closed for about five years but with its super old technology and knobs and dials instead of computers, it looked like it had been sitting dormant since about 1964. 

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