Take your spirits journey to the next level when you create an account. Once you sign in you can Mount Gay Distillery in Barbados claims to be the oldest rum house in the world, dating back to
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If you were to ask a random person on the street where they thought the oldest operating distillery in the New World was, they would probably choose somewhere in the USA or Canada. Some, upon thinking about it, might come up with Mexico or Cuba…possibly Brazil. None of these people would be correct. Mount Gay Distilleries has been in operation on Barbados since and they have the documents to prove itmaking it the oldest operating distillery in the Americas, and one of the oldest in the entire world.
Not in dispute is the fact that the Extra Old is aged in used Kentucky bourbon barrels and bottled at 83 proof. The bottle is substantial but plain. The shape is fairly unique, however, and the bottom of the bottle is quite thick.
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Sir John Gay Alleyne was so effective at leading the company, and earned such a widely-respected reputation internationally as a business manager and community leader, that the company was renamed in his honour after his death in at the proposal of his longtime friend John Sober, whose estate benefited greatly over the years under Sir John Gay Alleyne's effective management. As there was already a Mount Alleyne in existence on the island of Barbados, the company was renamed Mount Gay Distilleries, incorporating the beloved Sir John Gay Alleyne's middle name. Andrewa seat he held for the next forty years, with only a break in
Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Sign me up! The tradition of producing rum on Barbados has been dated to the early seventeenth century.