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Mount Gay

The Bajan rum producer, Mount Gay, has been making rums for centuries; indeed, many trace the estate as far back as 1493. The Mount Gay Rum Estate sits atop a ridge to the north of Barbados. During the first few years of the 18th century, the locality was acquired by William Sandford who continued to use it as a sugar plantation. He named his purchase Mount Gilboa. The estate was inherited in 1747 by his son, the ironically named, James Sober. During the latter part of the 18th century, both James and his son, Cumberbatch, spent a good deal of time in England, thus they were unable to properly regulate their property. Accordingly, Cumberbatch appointed his friend, Sir John Gay Alleyne, to control the estate. Sir John died in 1801 and Cumberbatch named the estate, Mount Gay, in his memory. The plantation remained with the Sober family until 1860. The Mount Gay plantation was acquired by the business man Aubrey Ward in the early part of the 20th century. He expanded the company and marketed the product with his business partner, John Hutson. Darnely DaCosta Ward, Aubrey’s son, continued the business until his death in 1989, at which point Rémy Cointreau bought up the majority interest. Under the new French ownership, Mount Gay enjoyed a wide distribution network and, consequently, became rapidly popular.

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About Mount Gay Rum Distillery

Distillery Address

Bridgetown, Barbados

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Mount Gay Eclipse
(70cl, 40%)
Distilled in Barbados, this expression from Mount Gay was named for the 'double phenomenon' of a total solar eclipse and the passage of Halley's comet in 1910.  More info
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$29.31
Released in the UK in 2014, the Mount Gay Black Barrel rum is made from single column and double pot distilled rum, though using a higher proportion of double pot distillates than their other...  More info
$51.24
Mount Gay Extra Old
(70cl, 43%)
A full bodied rum from Barbados, very enjoyable. This was awarded its 5th Gran Gold award at the Monde Selection in Brussels, as well as a trophy at the 2001 International Spirits Challenge in...  More info
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$57.93
Mount Gay Eclipse Silver is distilled from fermented molasses. A perfect cocktail mixer, it boasts fresh and fragrant sugar cane and tropical fruits as well as peppermint.  More info
$67.72
Mount Gay 1703
(70cl, 43%)
A new and very exciting addition to the Mount Gay range. 1703 celebrates the foundation of the Barbados-based Mount Gay distillery, and it was created by Allen Smith, the master distiller. It contains...  More info
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$168.53
A rare bottle of 1990s Mount Gay Rum Sugar Cane Brandy, which of course is really rum, the "Sugar Cane Brandy" comes from a naming convention followed by the distillers in Barbados until a certain...  More info
$78.20
A 12 year old single cask Mount Gay. Top Bajan rum from Duncan Taylor.  More info
$95.76

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