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  • Birthplace of Rum
Discover The Birthplace Of Rum. Our Barbadian Heritage.

Birthplace of Rum

Your Barbados experience is incomplete until you've sampled our oldest and greatest export, rum. Discover the story, the mysteries and the secrets behind our finest and most celebrated spirit. Make sure to book a Barbados rum tour - you'll be glad you made the journey from beach to bottle.

...home to the oldest distilled spirit in the world - rum.

Barbados is considered the birthplace of rum, and Mount Gay distillery - founded in 1703 - is believed to produce the oldest rum found anywhere in the world. Today's connoisseurs always appreciate a gift bottle of Mount Gay Rum Extra Old. Rum is the essence of this Caribbean nation's culture. It ignites the gossip in our bars and sometimes even binds our business deals. It is celebrated by every sector of our society, from farm workers to property tycoons. Barbados rum is the best rum in the world and it's the spirit of our island culture and history.

So just say yes to that first rum punch, and you'll soon ease into the spirit of island life. As the saying goes, time flies when you're having rum.


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