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World’s oldest rum distillery sponsors 49th BVI Spring Regatta

World’s oldest rum distillery sponsors 49th BVI Spring Regatta

Mount Gay, the world’s oldest running rum distillery dating back to 1703, will once again support the BVI SPRING REGATTA, as it has done it for over 45 years now!
Mount Gay, over its 300-year heritage, has always been deeply connected to the ocean and sailing. From its island roots in Barbados, the birthplace of rum, to the tropical climate that influences each bottle of rum and the longstanding connection to sailing, Mount Gay’s history, craftsmanship and community are truly united by the ocean. Through our sponsorship, Mount Gay intends to commit to help protect and sustain this invaluable asset.

In the words of Raphaël Grisoni, Managing Director at Mount Gay Rum, “We have been on a shared journey with sailing from the very beginning: From the 17th to the 20th century as the original means of transport for our rum to the region, the United States and England; as the drink of choice for sailors and the maritime industry as a whole; and then with our support of regattas which began around the mid 20th Century. More recently we have partnered with World Sailing and the eSailing platform during the global Pandemic and now we are setting course on a new sustainable chapter that will continue to strengthen our deep relationship with sailing as we head towards our 320th Anniversary in 2023, and beyond.”

Mount Gay is committed to sustainability and transparent practices to meet the brand’s vision for environmental stewardship and carbon neutrality. As part of its multi-faceted sustainability program, Mount Gay has also partnered with 4Ocean.

This year Mount Gay decided that it would be a sustainable move to use the famous RED CAP 2020 to celebrate the return of the 49th BVI Spring Regatta.

This will be the famous MOUNT GAY RUM Red Cap of the Regatta that did not happen because of the worldwide pandemic. A collector for sure!

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