April 15, 2014 | 8:24 am | Print
Guadeloupe’s second-place position may come as a surprise to some; it shouldn’t. The island is the Caribbean’s hidden rum-making powerhouse, with nine distilleries spread across three different islands, although few are ever tasted outside of Guadeloupe and mainland France. Indeed, the island of Marie-Galante, a sugar-growing hub, has three distilleries of its own, with each extremely easy to visit. Guadeloupe’s rhum is among the best in the Caribbean, too, meaning a trip to the island is truly a new adventure for the rum tourist.