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Bonaire's Cadushy Distillery produces island liqueurs and fine spirits.
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As you are driving north to SCUBA dive or visit Washington-Slagbaai National Park, there’s a very special place that you simply cannot miss, Bonaire’s Cadushy Distillery, found in the heart of the island’s oldest settlement, Rincon.  In this special enclave, you’ll find a unique experience when you enjoy sipping on a cactus, cactus liqueur that is!  Bonaire’s Cadushy Liqueur!

The Cadushy Distillery’s Visitor Center

The Visitor Center is open each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 AM straight through until 5:00 PM.  There’s never any charge to visit, and those stopping by will enjoy a tour and be educated on the production process of all of Cadushy’s fine liqueurs and spirits–rum, vodka, tequila, and whiskey.  Sit and sip while you try each one, under the ancient trees in the garden.  Bonaire’s loras (parrots), prikichi (parakeets), and hummingbirds will join you, as the Cadushy garden is a great bird watching location for terrestrial birds.

The famous--or infamous--Cadushy Mojito!

Cadushy’s Island Liqueurs

Celebrating the diversity of islands in the Dutch Caribbean, Cadushy has blended some very smooth tastes reminiscent of each of the islands.

  • Aruba–Recognizing the island’s Indian heritage,
  • Bonaire–Cactus and lime have long been used in traditional Bonaire kitchens, so they are now melded together in this refreshing liqueur,
  • Curacao–Calbas and soursop unite for a distinctive taste sensation,
  • St. Eustatius (“Statia”)–Gold, representing its rich historical past as a major Caribbean trading center,
  • Saba–The island’s spices are legendary, and come together for a tantalizing tang,
  • St. Maarten–the Orange of Orange Liqueur with an herbal bite is perfect for special moments.

Cadushy’s Spirits

  • Rom Rincon is named after Cadushy’s first home, right in Rincon, Bonaire.
  • The award-winning Cadushy Vodka is made with Bonaire cactus!
  • Captain Don’s Whiskey, the first Caribbean whiskey!
  • Kaomati Tequila, made with Bonaire’s agave and aloe.

Not going north?  No problem.  Visit Cadushy in Kralendijk!

If you are not heading north, or perhaps you are only in port for a day, you can still enjoy the tastes of Bonaire’s Cadushy.  Just look for their Kralendijk store on Bonaire’s main shopping street, Kaya Grandi.

 

Customer Reviews

Joseph Watson
00:11 07 Apr 20
The Cadushy Distillery is a very cool place located in Rincon. A bit of a drive from Kralendijk, but you will want a car if you visit Bonaire. They have several spirits to offer and I was quite pleasantly surprised by the Gin. The staff is very welcoming, very courteous and when you arrive you will be greeted with ‘Have you ever tasted a cactus?’ Just smile, say no, and they will let you try this unique spirit. Wonderful experience.read more
brownhawkes .
08:27 24 Feb 20
Pretty cool to learn the history and sample the only cactus liquor in the world. Something you must do even if you aren't really a drinker. If you don't have checked luggage you can purchase bottles that will fit in a quart zip lock your carry on (at an angel). Best one to use is the zip lock with a flat bottom. Also the Cactus teas in loose leaf form, can be purchased but not sampled. The teas don't need to be checked or in a zip lock for your carry on.read more
Ashley Crane
00:58 26 Jan 20
The staff is so friendly and welcoming!! They let us try almost all of the drinks and didn’t even blink an eye! Such a peaceful place to relax and enjoy nature! The cats are a plus too!! We ended up buying 3 different types of liqueur and two ‘party packs’ as they call it! Such an amazing experience.read more
Tatyana Markevich
14:19 20 Dec 19
Nice place to visit. Free tour and tasting, you can try them all
J V
19:43 08 Nov 19
Free round trip and free tasting very nice the cactus more sweet i exspected. The rum is perfect lighter one and darker one very aromatic taste. Bottel be like 40 dollar not so cheap unfortanly.read more
Will See
17:14 08 Nov 19
I love the Cadushy and was pleased to find they've branched out into other liqueurs. We had to make adjustments so we could bring back all we bought. The Cadushy is still my favorite, so next time, I'll get two of the large bottles.read more
Todd H
01:53 05 Nov 19
Fun people who make some great alcoholic beverages! I had a great time with the people working there.
Brian Burdick
15:25 26 Sep 19
Very friendly and unique. Loved the spirits and you can taste all day long.
Cabeth Dekker
13:25 14 Sep 19
Short and sweet tour. Jessica and John were very funny and informative. We were allowed to taste all the different kinds of alcohol they make. The rum is amazing!read more
Rene Groot
19:43 05 Aug 19
So nice to see the whole process for creating cactus liquor from the cadushy. If you are on Bonaire you should visit this place. Very nice people. Explaining the whole stuff and tasting different liquor on the end of the visit. Thanks for the nice time. René & Menekşe.read more
Eric Sanders
22:31 30 Jul 19
The distillery itself is very small, the 'tour' only takes 7 minutes. However the tasting which follows the tour is definitely worth the travel :-). The staff is very friendly and they will answer all your questions about the making of the Cadushy liquor. Who can refuse to bring back home a bottle of liquor, gin, rum or whiskey after such a pleasant tour?read more
Lynda Neil
17:22 21 Jul 19
We had a terrific experience at Cadushy Distillery. Jessica showed us how the liqueur was made and shared her favorite beaches with us. John cracked jokes and introduced us to Oma- the owner’s mother-in-law who visits often by riding her bike. We had a free tasting of everything-liqueurs, rum, vodka, gin. Of course we left with many bottles. And many mini bottles. We had a blast! Great way to decompress (pun intended) before flying home. Thank you, for helping make a family memory, Cadushy!read more
James Bradin
18:43 30 Jun 19
Good place to visit after diving. Eric is proud to tell their story and let you sample their products.
Ricky New
20:48 25 Jun 19
Very interesting distillery worth the trip to Rincon. Tried every spirit at no cost!
Brendan Fogarty
08:56 16 Jun 19
Our "tour" guide Rainier was fun and informative!
Crystal Alexander
14:58 06 Jun 19
Don't miss out on a visit to the Cadushy Distillery! Our only regret is not visiting sooner. It was very interesting to learn about how they make their products. We enjoyed a rum amd coke (voted best in the world), and a gin and tonic that was imho the best also. All while surrounded by flocks of colorful birds in their beautiful garden. What a delightful and relaxing experience!read more
Stephanie K
11:44 20 May 19
Very nice they don't charge for anything but they should. Even had a play set for kids. Would highly recommend don't forget to taste the cactus liqueur.read more
Cindy Main
05:05 31 Mar 19
Definitely a place to check out. Learned so much and they were so friendly and welcoming.
Adam bublitz
02:52 26 Mar 19
Loved getting to learn how everything is made as well as getting to taste it! Would highly recommend
LOParadise
20:52 24 Mar 19
Quirky little Oasis in a remote location that has lovely rum. There's multiple flavors to choose from as well as several beers.read more
Jen Strange
19:30 16 Mar 19
This place is a must visit. Play area was a bonus for our small children and staff was the best. Oh and the drinks were 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼read more
Shereta Redmond
14:07 03 Mar 19
Nice visit with friendly staff and lots of good stuff to sample!
Sjoukje Ypma
09:38 21 Feb 19
It's fun to have a look here. You can try different products of what they make. They tell you, in a nice (short) story, about how they make their products.read more
mark boyle
14:14 28 Jan 19
This place is really cool. Amazing how small it is and can produce what it does!!!
dylan murphy
12:21 17 Jan 19
Really neat tiny distillery. They make 8 different liqueurs, most of which were awesome, as well as a tequila, rum, vodka, gin, and whiskey all from local ingredients. Staff were super friendly and knowledgeable, venue itself was really neat, would be a great place to hang out in the evening. I've been to a number of distilleries, this was definitely the smallest.read more
J B
17:15 30 Dec 18
We had a great time here. The staff was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain how everything was made. This is a must see!!!read more
Ryan Neely
16:10 30 Dec 18
What a great little distillery. The tour through the process of distilling the Cadushy of Bonaire ... how they use limes and cacti to create the alcohol ... was super interesting and informative. We visited twice during our trip, once to experience the tour and a second time to buy several bottles to take back home with us. I highly recommend it. What a unique experience.read more
J VR
21:39 23 Dec 18
A nice stop over when they are open! They really have some nice liquors. And it is all local!
Thomas Hensley
21:31 30 Nov 18
Very friendly employees, especially Jessica. Great products to sample and take home.
Marcel van der Kamp
20:52 24 Nov 18
When you did not taste a cactus yet, this is the place to visit on Bonaire! While tasting one or more of their liqueurs , the friendly staff explains how the cactus liqueur is made. They have great run as well!read more
Ann Mills
12:00 17 Nov 18
Quaint Distillery with knowledgeable & friendly Staff. Plenty of tasting opportunities!
Alain Costa
01:49 20 Aug 18
A must visit when in Bonaire...Cactus liquor is unique and a must try..also enjoy seeing how it is made..
tim fulton
15:36 23 Jul 18
Its the best Distillery on the Island!!! Ok the only one but the tour and history was pleasant and the tastings were not rushed and each one explained to our satisfaction. We ended up purchasing several different productsread more
Nikki Patterson
20:04 15 Jun 18
A must see when you are in Bonaire. They are very knowledgeable about the distillery process that the Cadushy cactus produces into alcohol. You can try samples, purchase the spirits and love on King Timmy the cat. I can't wait to go back again.read more
Suzanne Miladin
19:20 11 Jun 18
Wonderful spirits, wonderful ambiance! Going up to Rincon to visit the Cadushy Distillery is well worth the time. All of the liqueurs and the spirits made here are unique and delicious! My favorite was the Cadushy liqueur and the premium spiced rum. We enjoyed the tour and then we had drinks sitting in their beautiful garden and patio watching the Lora parrots and the Iguanas. One of the highlights of Bonaire!read more
Marc Ridders
17:51 01 Jun 18
Friendly people who explain how liquor is made from cactus. You can also taste the different products.
Adrián Peñaranda
19:41 09 Apr 18
Awesome place!!! Enniek is just beautiful.... With some more time in bonaire and I will marry her😅😍
Martin Sadowski
03:49 23 Mar 18
Nice and friendly staff. You can try everything before you buy or just sit in the nice garden with a drink and relax.
David Lesley
02:45 14 Mar 18
Great tour, excellent explanation, patient with my questions, then onto the free tastings. I bought Spices of Saba, my son bought the rum in mini btls. Support local industry and it tastes good.read more
Sören Vogelsang
18:02 20 Feb 18
The Cadushi distillery is a very unique place on the island of Bonaire. even though the place is pretty small and the guided tour just takes 30 minutes, it still is a place that you should have seen when visiting Bonaire. the spirits that are produced here gathered a lot of attention around the globe. prize-winning whiskey ( the only whiskey of the Caribbean), rum and tequila. you can have a taste of every spirit you want to end because they are not exporting anything it is the only place to buy this unique stuff. just imagine your friends faces serving them the only whiskey of the Caribbean.read more
Meralney B
13:43 17 Feb 18
Recommend to visit. Its Bonaire own cadushy drink. Try it
Kevin Maguire
20:26 28 Jan 18
What a great experience! The staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was pretty quick, but very interesting and fun. Enjoyed sampling all the flavors and spirits. Had the best Rum and Coke, no surprise it is award winning!read more
Dustin Norlund
02:10 14 Jan 18
Great place and spirits. The whisky is something special.
Chadia Hammoud
22:17 15 Dec 17
Very friendly and welcoming. Great experience.
Thomas
03:28 07 Dec 17
Who knew that fermented cactus would be so delicious!? The rum is outstanding and the people were friendly. It's hard not to buy some to take with you!read more
Ian Kaplan
19:00 03 Oct 17
The Cadushy Distillery is a small distillery that makes unique liqueurs, along with rum, vodka and whisky. Cadushy is located in the old town of Rincon, in the center of Bonaire. A nice way to visit is to go to Cadushy and then have lunch at Posada Para Mira, which is on a hill overlooking Rincon. I have never been a rum drinker, until I encountered the Cadushy reserve rum. This rum if spectacularly good. The Cadushy reserve rum is the smoothest 80 proof liqueur I have ever had. The rum is almost dangerous, since you have an ounce or two and then want another ounce or two. But don't believe me... I don't want you to buy up all their reserve rum. I'm down to half a bottle. Cadushy is only open Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Check their schedule in August/September, when they take several weeks off for vacation.read more

Contact Information for the Cadushy Distillery

The Cadushy Distillery

Kaya Cornelis D.Crestiaan #8 and 10

Rincón, Caribbean Netherlands

+599 701-7011

info@cadushy.com

  www.cadushy.com

 www.facebook.com/TheCadushyDistillery/

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