The Cadushy Distillery was founded in 2009 by the Gietman Family and is the only distillery on Bonaire. The distillery is located in the former Party-center and Cinelandia Cinema and surrounding garden now called Plasa Cadushy. The Gietmans bought the ruins of the Party-center in 2010 and it took them five years to completely restore all the buildings. Come and have a look yourself how it turned out.
THE EDUCATIONAL PART
In The Cadushy Distillery you can see how the world's only liqueur made from cactus is created. You will learn about the distilling process of the Cadushy of Bonaire Liqueur. And, of course, you will be educated about the production process of our other Dutch Caribbean Liqueurs and the stronger stuff The Spirit of Bonaire.
SPIRIT OF BONAIRE
Relax in our tranquil, shaded tasting garden under our ancient Calbas trees and watch the local Lora parrots and other tropical birds, just a few feet away. Enjoy a Cocktail of the Day or nice mix drink made from our liqueurs and Spirits. Or spend some time in the hammock.
RELAX & ENJOY
After the Educational part we invite you to taste some of our products… or all. All Island Liqueurs are based on the traditions of the Dutch Caribbean Islands. Taste some and learn some about the history of these Islands at the same time. Can it get any better? Yes, taste The Spirit of Bonaire and learn about the High Spirits of Bonaire; Captain Don, Rincón, Kaomati and of course the Kadushi cactus.
MEET THE PEOPLE
Have a chat with members of the Cadushy-team and discover their passion for Bonaire and for their profession. All members of the Cadushy family have their own adventures story of life. Meet the master distillery, Eric, himself and pick his brains about the distillation process, history of Bonaire or even doing business on Bonaire.
You can visit The Cadushy Distillery every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am till 5 pm. No reservations needed. We welcome everyone, there is no entrance fee. Just bring your good mood.