Mount Gay Rum
Mount Gay was established in Barbados in the year 1703. Aroound 1770, rum reigned supreme in the colonial US, with 140 distilleries and importing 3.78 million gallons of rum from places like Barbados. In 1806, The first Old Fashioned cocktail recipe appeared in a colonial paper calling for ‘spirits of any kind. It’s safe to assume that rum was the spirit used in the recipe at the time.
Mount Gay Rum is uniquely equipped to be at the forefront of this Rum Old Fashioned revival and ready to stake its claim as the original spirit in the oldest cocktail.