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NOT HISTORY.

It takes every drop of our heritage - past and present - to make Mount Gay Rum. From the founding in 1703, to the legendary leadership of Sir John Gay Alleyne. To the digging of our first and only well. To the single-strand fields of cane we’re planting at the plantation today. It’s all part of Mount Gay Rum. A story you can taste in every bottle. And a heralded rum heritage. Without rival.

Without rival.

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Mount Gilboa Becomes
Mount Gay.

A bit of irony here. Mount Gay Rum and our historic landscape was originally owned by John Sober - who inherited a small distillery at the top of Mount Gilboa in the St. Lucy parish of Barbados, far back in 1703.

Eventually, the Sober family hired Sir John Gay Allende - a fourth generation Barbadian - to usher in a new era for the distillery. His innovations and achievements were so profoundly successful that the Sober family renamed the entire distillery his honor. And the world became introduced to a new name with a pedigree of excellence and craftsmanship. Mount Gay.

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REVERED SINCE 1703.

Inseparable are the natural elements of Barbados and Mount Gay Rum. Since day one, the water, cane and airborne yeast have combined to create our rums.

The process of refining the cane into sugar, then into fermented molasses is more than tradition, it is our most essential ingredient. It’s why Bajan rum is sought the world over. Adored throughout history by famous figures, such as George Washington. Awarded by connoisseurs and critics. Enjoyed at an island-pace by you and friends.

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A TALE TOLD AT SEA.

The 18th century was a time of oceanic exploration, discovery and pirateering. Many told stories of reaching the islands of the Caribbean. Of blinding white sands and waters of emerald and sapphire.

Many of these stories weren’t believed, unless said adventurers returned with bottles or casks of Caribbean rum - bona fide proof of a sailor’s journey.

To this day our unbreakable bond with sailing perseveres. Mount Gay Rum is truly the world’s standard as the spirit of sailing. Whether you find us sponsoring a major regatta, or simply ready on the shelfs below decks of your 22’ cruiser.

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THE INIMITABLE BAJAN RUM SHOP.

In some places, time doesn’t exist. Only fellowship. And the flavor of Mount Gay Rum. These are Bajan rum shops. Springing up as if almost strategically placed across the island of Barbados.

Where you can enjoy rum. Pair it with a locally bought fruit bread. Watch the breezes blow and the sun set. A place to meet for no reason at all, or for matters of business (indeed a former prime minister of Barbados preferred to hold meetings at a rum shop.) These rum shops is where our legacy lives day-in, day-out. Each one is a concentrate of our culture. The beauty of time well spent. And a magic moment of honest good taste that you must experience to believe.

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Experience the heritage.

Taste it for yourself. Walk the footsteps of Sir Gay and our esteemed Master Blenders. Visit Barbados and participate in one of our memory making Select Rum Tours.

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