Product: Mount Gay Rum produced on the island of Barbados.
EXTRA OLD; ECLIPSE; ECLIPSE SILVER, SPECIAL RESERVE; SUGAR CANE BRANDY
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