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Official Rum

THE RUM THAT INVENTED RUM

 

                    

Remy Cointreau USA, Inc.

Division of Remy-Cointreau S.A.

 

Remy Cointreau USA, Inc. is the premier importer and marketer of one of the best portfolios of wine and spirit brands for this new millennium. 

 

Mount Gay® Rum was acquired by  Remy-Cointreau ® S.A. in 1989.

 

 

 Product:                     Mount Gay Rum produced on the island of Barbados.

                                         EXTRA OLD; ECLIPSE; ECLIPSE SILVER, SPECIAL RESERVE; SUGAR CANE BRANDY

 

 Top Executives:

 

 

Tom Jensen, CEO

Dennis Floam, CFO

Vincent Duhem, Senior Vice President Marketing

Alejandra Pena, Liquor & Spirits Marketing Vice President

Eric Maldonado, Mount Gay Rum Brand Director

Kathy Farrell, Mount Gay Rum Sailing Consultant

     

 

 Year Founded:          Many people believe Mount Gay Rum was produced in Barbados as early as 1663

                              but the first written evidence is dated 1703, which proves Mount Gay Rum to be the

                              oldest Rum Brand in the world.

 

Did you know:           Mount Gay Rum is believed to be the world’s oldest rum and

                             is the longest, continuous sponsor of Key West Race Week.

 

Mount Gay Rum feted as a national treasure on the island of Barbados and legends have it that Mount Gay Rum became the sailors’ drink of choice in the eighteenth century because it proved their sailing skill. As Barbados was the most difficult island from which to return to the European mainland (because of the prevailing winds and ocean currents), sailors had to prove they had been there. A barrel of Mount Gay Rum was testament to that fact, and became the hallmark of superior sailors everywhere.

 

Comments On Key West:  Mount Gay Rum is synonymous with sailing and is the drink of choice for sailors worldwide. The brand has been a sponsor at Key West for 22 continuous years and this regatta is a key event on Mount Gay Rum’s sponsorship calendar. As a premier brand, it is a natural association to be at one of the world’s top regattas every January in Key West.

 

  

 Corporate Location:   1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10104

 

 Location of other Branches / Offices: Anaheim, CA; Lisle, IL; Irving, TX; Tampa, FL

 

 Contact us:   212-399-4200

 

 Web Site:   mountgayrum.com