Have you heard of Mount Gilboa? Me neither. It’s from one of the oldest distilleries in Barbados….Mount Gay.
The facility called the Mount Gay Refinery in the northernmost parish of St. Lucy, is actually where the stills and aging casks are located. The facility where Mount Gay’s bottling is done is called the Distillery, and is located south in the parish of St. Michael near Bridgetown, capital city of Barbados. The Mount Gay rum brand is now owned by Rémy Cointreau, and all of its rums are blends from the Refinery’s column and copper pot stills. An important difference between Mount Gay rums and Mount Gilboa is that the former pass twice through impressive copper pot stills, whereas Mount Gilboa rum is distilled only in the Refinery’s copper pot stills and passed through them three times, producing a heavier rum base.
This triple-distilled, 100-percent-pot-still molasses rum brings plenty of ripe fruit and baking-spice notes and is a gorgeously versatile (and long-awaited) treat. If you can manage to score a bottle, do so.