Rum is the staple spirit of the Caribbean. Whether the brown or clear liquor is one of your favorites or you simply want to learn more about the history of Caribbean Rum, the Cayman Spirits Co. has what you are looking for. The operational craft distillery company offers several tour options, including those featuring Georgetown-area shopping so you can make libation-inspired purchases. If a distillery tour is a Grand Cayman must for you, use these tips to ensure the experience is everything you hoped for:
Get A Good Night’s Sleep
The effects of alcohol are always more severe when you don’t sleep well the night before. Get seven to eight hours of restful sleep the night before your tour to arrive refreshed and ready to learn all about the titular spirit. Being well-rested also helps you feel energized and alert instead of groggy, irritable, and unable to concentrate.
Eat A Hearty Breakfast
Much like lack of sleep, an empty stomach allows alcohol to hit you sooner. Rather than feeling loopy too early in the day, enjoy a good breakfast so you aren’t hungry when you arrive at the distillery. Consume foods rich in fiber and protein that take longer to digest and keep you satiated so you can try scotch bonnet rum, Seven Fathoms Rum (the national rum of the islands), and local botanical gins among other spirits without getting too intoxicated.
Bring Sun Protection
Drinking in the tropical sun is a surefire ticket to Drunkville, so take steps to protect yourself from UV rays. In addition to wearing plenty of sunblock, consider investing in a wide-brimmed hat and staying in the shade as often as possible. The less sun exposure you get, the more you will be able to fully enjoy your distillery experience.
Alcohol dehydrates the body, which is one of the reasons you get drunk and feel terrible the next day. Sip water as you take this tour to not only stay hydrated and healthy but to dilute the alcohol. Doing so means you retain fewer calories. Alcohol promotes weight gain because the body recognizes it as a toxin, causing your metabolism to stop while your organs try to get rid of the libation as quickly as possible. Water helps you avoid empty calorie-related weight gain.
Contact South Beach Bay Club today to reserve your Grand Cayman accommodations and book this tour.