Mount Gay - 1703 Old Cask Selection - Barbados Rum 70cl Bottle

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Mount Gay - 1703 Old Cask Selection
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Born of the golden sugar can and pristine water of Barbados, 1703 Old Cask Selection is a true symbol of the unique, centuries-old excellence of Mount Gay Rum.

Blended entirely from the treasures of Mount Gay's prized reserve, each aged for 10 to 30 years, it is a masterpiece of perfect sumptuousness, a deliciously complex nectar created by the oldest producer of refined rum in the world.

Exceptionally luminescent, it presents a deep, rich bouquet of oak, caramel, and leather, seamlessly intertwined with mellow notes of ripe banana, stewed fruit and soft spices melting slowly into a smooth, lingering finish.

Unparalleled and unforgettable, 1703 Old Cask Selection is a veritable ode to Barbados and the art of ageing.



Category(s):     Rum ,   Spirit Gifts
Group(s):     Dark Gold Rum
Producer: Mount Gay Distillers   -   www.mountgayrum.com
ABV:   43%
Brand:   Mount Gay Distillers
Country of Origin:   Barbados
Rum Style:   Gold

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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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