Harnessing over years of experience, Mount Gay will reset the brand to pay homage to its rich heritage of passing down craft and expertise in Barbados, the birthplace of rum. In doing so, Mount Gay will embrace more transparency, providing an in-depth look into the brand and its rum, and will look to the future ensuring continued innovation and growth honoring the genuine rum tradition of Barbados. As a result, Branker has created a new blend for Mount Gay Black Barrel and an enhanced blend for Mount Gay XO, both of which she is thrilled to debut to global markets this year. Mount Gay Black Barrel benefits from an older selection of rums being used for the blend, moving to a blend of three to seven-year-old rums as opposed to the previous two to seven years, with a higher content of double distilled pot still rums. The finishing period, still taking place in deeply charred Bourbon casks, will be extended to six months, greatly lengthened from the previous four week finishing period. From April , XO benefits from a broader palette of rums selected for the blend, individually aged in three different casks — American Whiskey, Bourbon and Cognac — for five to 17 years, rather than the previous eight to 15 years.
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Mount Gay Rum is made from molasses and water that has been filtered through natural coral. This mix is fermented using an exclusively selected yeast and then distilled in both copper pot stills and column stills, before being aged in oak barrels. The oldest known rum is The Harewood Rum , believed to have been distilled in in Barbados. In , fifty-nine bottles of the previously-forgotten rum were discovered in the basement of Harewood House, Leeds, UK. Rum , distilled from sugar, however, was cheaper to transport and so became a staple export. This meant that many of the ships attacked by pirates were laden with barrels of rum , ripe for the taking. They could be sold for a pretty price, but pirates tended to drink a fair chunk of this kind of loot.
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Rum is inexorably bound up in the history of the Caribbean and North America. From the midth century through the early 19th century it was at the center of a complex web of trade that transformed the culture, ethnicity and economy of the West Indies and also had a profound impact on the economic development of eastern North America. Caribbean salt flowed north to the cod fisheries of New England and Newfoundland's Grand Banks where it was used in prodigious quantities to preserve the cod harvest. Cod was both the single largest, new source of animal protein in the 17th and 18th centuries as well as the least expensive.
News flash. National Rum Month is here. All hail those fabulous fruity rum cocktails like the Mojito, Pina Colada, Hurricane and my personal favorite, the Dark and Stormy.