Mount Gay - Eclipse - Hand-Crafted 70cl Bottle


Mount Gay - Eclipse
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Mount Gay is one of the oldest rum in the world. Since 1703 this rum has been hand-crafted at the same location, using the finest Barbados sugar cane and pure spring water.

Mount Gay Rum's heritage and legendary quality continue to be enjoyed by rum connoisseurs the world over.

Savour the legend of Mount Gay Rum with cola with your favourite mixer or on the rocks.

Category(s):     Rum
Group(s):     Gold Rum
Producer: Mount Gay Distillers   -
ABV:   40%
Brand:   Mount Gay Distillers
Country of Origin:   Barbados
Rum Style:   Gold


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3 Product Reviews

Date of Review: Mon, 05 Jun 2006
Review: I went Barbados over Easter and the rum is the nicest rum anywhere in the world. I have drunk spirits all over the world but Barbados makes the best rum. I went around the MountGay distillery whilist i was there and it is definitely worth a visit and it is on a great beach, if you go to barbados.

Date of Review: Sat, 20 May 2006
Review: A fine blend of pot stilled rums, matured in charred oak casks. It is fragrant and smooth.
In my opinion the finest rum available at under 15.
When a cocktail calls for a dark rum, this is what goes in.
I make my Pina Coladas with Mount Gay Eclipse and the Havana Club 3yo.

Date of Review: Tue, 03 May 2005
Review: I was Introduced to this fine smooth, warm and velvety rum in 1999 by a friend in the British Channel Islands. Since then I have kept a bottle in the house to welcome guests and to relax of an evening before bedtime.
It has a very honeyed aroma and the rich golden hue is very easy on the eye. Mount Gay can be enjoyed by an open fire in the depts of winter or on a summer lawn with friends; something I shall be doing this year when I return home after a two year absence.

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Producer Information

Many people believe that rum was being produced on the Mount Gay Rum Estate from as early as 1663. However, the first surviving written evidence of this is a legal deed dated 20th February 1703. This document lists the property and the equipment found on it, equipment essential for the manufacture of rum. "Two stone windmills... one boiling house with seven coppers, one curing house and one still house."
This confirms that rum production was well underway by 1703, making Mount Gay Rum the oldest rum in Barbados, and more importantly, the world.
The Early Years...
The Mount Gay Rum Estate lies on a ridge in the northern most parish of Barbados (St. Lucy). In the 1600's this spot was known as Mount Gilboa and was divided into several small, separately owned sugar plantations. They were named after their respective owners: Tyrell, Jemmott, Jones, Pickering and Grey. Then, in the early 18th century, William Sandiford bought most of the land, consolidating it into a 280 acre plantation he renamed Mount Gilboa. It was passed on to his son, who sold it in 1747 to John Sober.
Sober and his son Cumberbatch were both absentee landlords, spending most of their time in England. By 1787, Cumberbatch needed someone to manage the affairs of the flourishing Mount Gilboa estate. He chose his good friend, Sir John Gay Alleyne. In 1801, after Sir John's death, Cumberbatch honored his friend by renaming the plantation Mount Gay Rum (a Mount Alleyne already existed at the time). The Sober family continued to run the property until 1860.
The Dawn of the Modern Era...
The next major influence on the Mount Gay Rum Plantation was Aubrey Ward, a prominent businessman who bought the estate outright in the early 1900's. He introduced new methods to meet the increasing demand for Mount Gay Rum, while strictly maintaining its traditional character.
Along with his business partner and marketing specialist John Hutson, he introduced Mount Gay Rum to the international market. These efforts were continued by his son Mr. Darnley DaCosta Ward until his death in 1989.
Toward the Future...
The Ward family continues to be involved with Mount Gay Rum distilleries, majority interest of which was acquired by the Remy Cointreau Group in 1989. This has led the company in a new direction and allowed it to benefit from the French multinational's extensive distribution and international marketing acumen. Mount Gay Rum now stands poised for an exciting future, well on the way to being discovered by connoisseurs of fine sprits around the world.

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