So you want to be a rum connoisseur? Excellent. Put down the pipe and monocle. There’s no need to take ourselves quite so seriously. There’s a more to the rum tasting experience than looking pensively into the glass and muttering words like ‘woody’, ‘silky’ and trying to sound like you know what you’re talking about. Rum is filled with complex flavours and dramatically different characteristics that depend on the type of rum – and the individual tasting it. Relax, and forget about any pretense.
Although the Seychelles is commonly known as a singular ‘island destination,’ the African paradise is actually an archipelago made of 115 different islands, each with their own unique geography, heritage and lifestyle. Considering that the Seychelles recorded history dates back to the 16th century, it is no surprise that over the centuries, each island has developed a rich story - perfect for holiday makers looking for a place of wild wonder.
Let’s be honest. Rum is not fully appreciated for the delightfully versatile spirit it is. It’s as at home in frivolously fruity drinks as it is just being savoured on the rocks.
The Seychelles is widely known as the most beautiful destinations on earth, world renowned for playing host to some of the greatest sights of all tropical destinations. From sprawling beaches and epic sunsets on the horizon to diverse and vibrant plant and animal life, the Seychelles is undoubtedly a visual feast.
The Seychelles is a destination that has made itself onto many bucket lists – and rightfully so. If you’re lucky enough to visit this island paradise, these are the 10 things you absolutely, positively, unquestionably have to do in the Seychelles.
Before the smooth taste of Takamaka Rum was crafted and perfected to be the product you know today, residents and visitors to the Seychelles have long enjoyed different incarnations of this delicious drink.
International travel trends say that most visitors want to tap into the local’s scene at any destination. Many travellers don’t want to travel long distances only to see another tourist hub - they have those at home already! They’re interested in seeking out those hidden gems that only the locals frequent. This has meant that many visitors have asked our staff members, at and at the Takamaka Distillery, where they hangout and what they do in their spare time - this time of year.
When escaping the office there are normally three items to tick off your vacation list: swimming costume, towel, and beach destination. Takamaka Rum’s home, the Seychelles, is the perfect location to unwind and soak up those sunrays. After all, it is truly a 365-day-a-year holiday destination - with an average temperature of 27°C throughout the year.
You’ve been planning your Seychelles holiday for months. You can already taste the cocktails and feel the sand between your toes. But there’s one hurdle standing between you and your dream holiday – deciding what to pack.