John Watling's Distillery

Distillery in Nassau

Watling's, new to the Bahamian rum-distilling game, has draped itself in the antique vestments of the beautifully restored 18th-century Buena Vista Estate, its extensive tiki-lit gardens patrolled by fluffy-legged bantams and staff in colonial-era costumes. You can take a free 15-minute tour of the house and distillery – named for a 17th-century pirate – or head straight to the stylish bar. Locals gather here on Friday nights, when happy hour runs to 9pm, and rum cocktails go for BS$15.