|Pot Still - 100 years old|
(made in Edinburgh)
|New Fermentation Tanks|
So, to summarize and possibly clarify any confusion, Mount Gay Rum is distilled at The Rum Refinery of Mount Gay and then sent to the Mount Gay Distillery & Visitor Center for blending, bottling and distribution. I found that the relationships between brands, distilleries and bottling on Barbados are not simple. Let's move on to the next rum distillery!
|Old British Measure|
|Me, Ian Burrell and Simon Warren|
(Rum and Sugar Bond)
The Terrace Cafe serves a delicious flying fish sandwich and we had lunch here before making our way down to the Boiling House. As a Seattelite, I will mention they also serve fine espresso. Let me restate again that quality craftsmanship is apparent throughout. It was awarded "Best Rum Package" this year at the Golden Rum Barrel Awards and for good reason. I learned that each bottle is labeled by hand, sealed with a mahogany wood cork with leather inlay. If that wasn't enough the orientation of the leather inlay symbol to the bottle's front label is identical for each! (see photos)
|St. Nicholas Abbey Rum|
|St. Nicholas Abbey Rum |
|Green Friendly Gazebo|
Before continuing with the "Seale Tour", I wanted to thank Richard for his time, thoughtful commentary and generosity!
Barbados East Coast Tour
After the Foursquare Distillery tour we were fortunate to have Gayle Seale (Richard's wife) provide us with a local's tour of the east coast of the island. Gayle is great company
Roundhouse, a restaurant with a decent rum selection and a glorious view. Sipping some homegrown Bajan Corn and Oil cocktails (Gayle's recommendation) over lunch and looking out over the Atlantic Ocean with friends made for a memorable experience.
|Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill|
A big thanks to Gayle Seale for sharing her time and passion for Barbados with us.
An outstanding tour!!