Mount Gay is an English-style rum produced since 1703 in the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados. This distant origin makes it one of the oldest rums in the world and certainly the first rum of the island. The small red star represented on the Mount Gay logo indicates the capital of Barbados, Bridgetown, and not the location of the distillery, which is instead located to the north of the island. Mount Gay uses the island's sugar canes for its rums, also known as "Black Gold", among the most refined and elegant in the world and which give truly exceptional and high quality molasses. The fermentation takes place in the open air, using the coral water of the island, filtered three times, one of the purest waters that could be used, while the distillation has been going on for more than three centuries with traditional double copper stills. The maturation is instead one of the most unpredictable aspects in the Caribbean climate: the rum could in fact mature more quickly in 6 months than in the following 2 years and this is why the distillery is more attentive to actual aging than to the simple counting of time spent. Mount Gay rums are aged in smoked white oak barrels, which previously contain American whiskey. Finally, mixing takes place thanks to the alchemic art and the magical intuition of the "Master Blenders" experts. Mount Gay is also famous for being the sponsor for more than thirty years of over 150 professional regattas worldwide. His rum, with added soda, is also the first drink that James Bond (Daniel Craig) orders in Casino Royale (2006). Among its products, we recommend the soft and award-winning XO. Mount Gay is certainly an example of the tradition in the art of distilling Caribbean rums.