Nutmeg, Cocoa and Strong (very strong) Rum
Rob & Frances Lythgoe
Fri 13 Feb 2015 14:34
We had a most interesting tour of G
renada on Thursday. We learned heaps about nutmeg (did you know mace comes from nutmeg?), cocoa and chocolate, strong rum (very strong rum) and saw a very picturesque and lush Grenada as well.
We sampled the local rum which was about 80% proof and discovered that this is the 'punch' that makes a proper rum punch. A full day well spent.
We stumbled across a local school marching in Grenville
Frances, Jane and Revle (Intrepid Elk) turning the Cocoa beans in the sun to dry them
Can you spot Rod?
This is guy that gave us the very interesting tour of the rum distillery. It was a sweltering day and he's wearing denims and a long sleeved sweater!! The distillery had been running since the late 1700s and seems pretty well unchanged.