February 1, 2024

Where to Buy Mount Gay Rum

Mount Gay is the oldest rum distillery in the world. The company was founded in 1703 and is based in Barbados. The rum is distilled in traditional double column and Scottish and Spanish double retort copper pot stills. It is aged in a variety of casks including American Bourbon and Cognac barrels. It is bottled in St Lucia, Barbados.

Mount Gay rum is very popular with sailors. The company has sponsored over 110 regatta events and gives away distinctive red hats to top competitors. It also sponsors the United States Sailing Association and supports several youth programs for young sailors. The company is a member of the International Business Council of the Organization of American States and is a major supplier to the US Navy.

The Mount Gay line of rum includes a number of different products. The XO is the most complex and recommended for sipping. It is best served over ice with a large cube of coconut water. It has a great aroma of tropical fruits, vanilla and dark cigars. The XO is a good value for the money.

The Mount Gay distillery is renowned for its drier style of rum, which is most clearly demonstrated in the flagship Eclipse bottling (named for the solar eclipse and the passage of Halley’s Comet in 1910). This is the standard by which all other rum should be judged. Master Blender Trudiann Branker uses the style of Eclipse as the reference by which all rums at Mount Gay are blended.


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