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Visiting the Mount Gay Distillery

December 18, 2015

Hey, folks!

Today we’re back with another recap from Barbados. This time it’s a trip to the Mount Gay Distillery way up north in Saint Lucy. Prior to this visit, I figured Mount Gay to be a much larger outfit given their wide distribution and relatively low prices. In short, I was wrong. Read the article here and take a virtual tour of Mount Gay to see why.

Yours in rum,
Josh

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Artur permalink
    December 19, 2015 9:56 am

    Thank you very much for this interesting article. As a rum lover, I am very interested in everything about Mount Gay.
    Some questions:
    1) Do they have three pot stills? (Or are there more outside the picture?)
    2) I assume the still in front is the Scottish one and the others are from Spain. Did you get a taste of each still and if so, how much did they differ?

    • Josh Miller permalink*
      December 19, 2015 10:24 am

      Thanks! That’s right–one Scottish (Forsyths) and two Spanish. Both have twin retorts (AKA doubler, or thumper). I didn’t get to taste the individual distillates, but I would imagine the Spanish stills would produce a slightly lighter distillate given the long and relatively straight run to the retorts.

      EDIT: There are actually two Scottish stills and two Spanish stills–I was looking at the wrong picture when I checked my photo reel from that visit. Apologies!

  2. December 19, 2015 10:50 am

    Aloha Josh, there is a distillery out here on the island of Maui, that you should check out.
    They make a complete line of rums and personally, I love their products.
    They go by the name of “HANA BAY”. Another fine rum comes from another distiller on
    Maui, called “OLD LAHAINA RUM” and you will love their label. What’s you take on
    KRAKENS with the big squiddly drawing ? And as for Ginger Beer, I have tried them all
    And for quality and price, I choose “REEDS” extra brew w/red cap.
    Remember, “Time Flys When You’re Hav’n Rum”. So, come visit and check a few more
    Distilleries on the other islands.

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