The total eclipse of Rum.
The story of Mount Gay Rum
begins in the year 1703,
on the Caribbean island of Barbados
, when John Sober (seriously...)
, inherited a distillery, and invited Sir John Gay to help manage it. Sir John Gay
jumped at the opportunity to give the Barbadians something special
. He refined the production process and began producing noticeably superior product that has survived to this day. Mount Gay is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, Rum brands in the World.
Mount Gay Eclipse
is the measure used by Master Distiller Allen Smith
to judge all other Mount Gay
products. This is surely a testament to its greatness
. It was named after the “double phenomenon”
that took place when a solar eclipse occurred at the same time as Halley’s comet
passed earth in 1910
. The flavours capture its island home, with a thick sweetness
and rich fruity tang throughout. It rounds off well with a mouth watering spicy kick.