One from a favourite distillery of mine this time – Mount Gay. Barbados really does punch hard when it comes to it’s rum producers and this is a beauty. It’s also the oldest surviving rum distillery in the world, with a deed showing its presence, way back on 20th February 1703!
A swift(ish) history lesson. The distillery and fields were purchased from the Sandiford family in 1747 by John Sober for the sum of £6,000…that’s just over £1.4m in today’s money!
Called ‘Mount Gilboa,’ the sugar plantation comprised 280 acres of land in St Peter & St Lucy, the 2 northernmost parishes in Barbados and the same location as today’s distillery, although the sugarcane I believe is now imported.