Mount Gay is the world’s oldest running rum distillery established in 1703. Founded and still located in the Parish of St Lucy, at the northernmost tip of Barbados, Mount Gay is crafted using pure, coral-filtered water and the finest Barbadian and Caribbean molasses. Distilled in traditional double copper pot and copper column stills, our rums are aged in a diverse selection of casks including American whiskey, Bourbon and Cognac. Harnessing over 300 years of heritage and expertise, Mount Gay rums are a fine balance between science, art and innovation.
As the world’s oldest rum, we have a duty to protect the land we use. We are committed at all times to the use of sustainable and transparent practices in order to realise our vision of environmental stewardship and carbon neutrality. Our promises include 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and 100% sustainable agriculture by 2025. We are also committed to improved water and waste management practices through recycling programmes and the use of vinasse; sustainable agricultural practices through our membership with Bonsucro; biodiversity enhancement with our beekeeping programme and extensive fruit, vegetable and tree planting; carbon footprint reduction through the use of solar power throughout our distillery and offices; and social and societal responsibility with our partnerships with SAF, scholarships for the next generation of Barbadians and local community initiatives to ensure our island is protected for years to come.
Our rums are blended by Master Blender Trudiann Branker and aged under the influence of our tropical climate, Mount Gay rums highlight a unique, rich and flavourful character. Our core range includes Mount Gay Silver, Mount Gay Eclipse, Mount Gay Black Barrel and Mount Gay XO alongside the annual limited edition: The Master Blender Collection.
The limited edition collection is crafted by Trudiann Branker, allowing her to tap into her passion for innovation whilst celebrating over 300 years of rum-making expertise. Her latest blend, Andean Oak Cask, explores how rum ages in a non-traditional cask made from oak trees found in the mountains of Colombia.
Our range of rums are globally renowned, and in 2021 alone, we received more than 20 awards at competitions across the world. This included Gold medals for Black Barrel, XO, Port Cask Expression and XO: The Peat Smoke Expression and Silver for Eclipse at the celebrated International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), as well as the Chairman’s Trophy for Port Cask Expression and a spot on the Top 100 Spirits list at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
Additionally, Black Barrel and Port Cask Expression brought home a Silver medal and double Gold respectively, at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition; while XO, Black Barrel and Eclipse received Silver at the Craft Spirit Awards hosted by American Distilling Institute. Eclipse, Black Barrel and XO also received Gold medals from the Best Testing Institute (BTI).
Mount Gay’s long term engagement strives to be a dedicated and motivated corporate citizen, mindfully embracing Barbados’ projects to ensure meaningful growth for our beautiful island. Through every step of the way, we are conscious of our impact on our climate, and we are committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
For more information on our rum and to explore more about what we do for our community and the planet, visit www.mountgay.com