Oldest Existing Rum Company In The World

Although there were many established before it, the oldest existing rum company in the world dates back to 1703 and is owned by Mount Gay in Barbados. A man named John Sober inherited an unknown distillery and asked his friend Sir John Gay to help in managing it. Sir John was a respected business who worked in service of Barbados. His business acumen meant he took quickly to the rum production process, refining the distillation side which helped produce a much superior rum which is today known as Mount Gay Rum.

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