If you're someone who enjoys rum and cocktails, then you must go and experience the Chalong Bay Distillery tour and cocktail class. I booked the tour with a 5 other people, so there was 6 of us total. We got to the distillery and they immediately offered us ice water which was nice after the 40-minute drive from Patong. The cocktail class we booked was the tour and to make 3 different drinks.
We didn't have to wait long and we got to make our first drink - a mojito. Then as we drank our first drink they took us on the distillery tour. The distillery itself is really small and the tour is pretty quick, however, it's very interesting and informative. I enjoyed the length of the tour, as it kept it fresh and less boring. All of the facts they taught us were really interesting. The distillery is small to look at from the outside but it is bigger than it looks. They also have their own machinery that they have developed, so you're not allowed to any photos inside the tour.
After the tour, it was time to make our second cocktail, which was a chilli and ginger cocktail. This one was my favourite! We then had a half an hour break where we ordered some food. After that, we made our final cocktail - a pina colada. What I really enjoyed about this tour and class was how informative it was. They told us why we were adding each ingredient and how it balanced the flavour of the drinks. The whole experience lasted two hours and I would highly recommend it to rum lovers!