Gran Canaria Tasting Wines Rum Tour
Enjoy a trip with the flavors of Gran Canaria. Today we taste canarian wines and the most famous spanish rum from Arucas. During our trip we will have a visit to the oldest winery on the island, the oldest rum distillery in Europe and the best cakes in Aguimes. We travel in in small groups, with a local english speaking guide, who shows you everything what is worth to visit in Gran Canaria. The trip takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We pick up directly from the hotel. The start is always around 9:00 am (confirmed individually the day before departure).
Gran Canaria things to know
Reservation possible firstname.lastname@example.org or +34611127499. Payments can be made in cash or by card. It is worth taking long-sleeved clothes on the trip, because it is a bit cooler in the north of the island. The trip is accessible to everyone, there are no long and steep climbs. We invite you to book and to our Instagram profile.
Simon Tours Gran Canaria
We are a local travel agency realizing trips for individual tourists and company groups. Our guides are licensed and focused on showing the beauty of the island. We also carry out private tours on request. Find us and rate on Tripadvisor!
One thing to know about Gran Canaria and rum,
where does the name come from?
It comes from rummers, the Dutch word for oversized drinking glasses used by sailors from the Netherlands—during a time when Dutch settlers farmed sugarcane in Barbados, the birthplace of rum as we know it today.
It derives from the 17th century English slang term “rum” which meant, approximately, ‘the best.” And since the New World spirit was not whisky or brandy or any of the other brown liquids, it needed a new name.
It’s coined from the final syllable of saccharum, the Latin word for sugar.
“Rum” grew out of another English word, “rumpullion,” sometimes also rendered as “rumbustion.” Both terms refer to “a great tumult or uproar” and may derive from 17th century slang used by English settlers in Barbados. Described as a “hellish, hot liquid,” early rum was rough around the edges, and the term may have been coined as combination of the adjective rum (from the Romani word meaning, ‘male, good man’) and boullion, a French term for “hot drink,” then simply shortened to rum. Got that? It’s actually the most widely accepted theory.
Not for nothing, but there’s a sugar-based spirit invented by the Malay people in the 14th century that’s called brum.