In 1703 Sir John Gay Alleyne started the production of rum on the Island of Barbados. According to this historical year Mount Gay Rum is the world’s oldest trademark of rum. The rum which invented rum. The Island of Barbados emerged from corals and the rum is made by using local spring water filtered through the corals. This makes Mount Gay rums unique in the world. The drink is made by single and double pot distillation and this matures in small oak casks manufactured in the State of Kentucky in the United States of America. Thanks to high quality ingredients Mount Gay rums are highly valued and have received numerous gold medals at the competitions of different drinks.
Mount Gay rums are known for their very mild taste where sweet almonds, vanilla, roasted coffee and ripe banana topnotes can be felt. The Island of Barbados is a famous centre of sailors and Mount Gay Rum has sponsored more than 140 regattas all over the world.
Eclipse rum is a standard of Mount Gay rums, the taste bouquet and aroma of which is the basis for comparison of other rums by Master Blender Allen Smith. Eclipse is also an example for the comparison of products regarding many other producers. Eclipse rum has shiny golden amber tone and luxuriously complex aroma.
AROMA: mild, flowery and fruity, hints of apricots and bananas.
TASTE: mild smoky tone originating from burned oak casks of Kentucky, mild, vanilla and oak can be felt.