The Mount Gay Rum Factory in Bridgetown, Barbados.
The Mount Gay Rum visitors' center is designed to resemble one of the island's many rum shops.
Drink recipes at the Mount Gay Rum visitors' center.
A painting on the side of the visitors' center, which is designed to resemble one of the island's many rum shops.
Inside the Mount Gay Rum factory visitors' center.
Mount Gay Rum sponsors more than 120 regattas around the world every year. This is the Mount Gay Rum official hat. According to the factory guide, the only way you're getting one of these is to be in one of the regattas.
Dating from about 1760, the visitors' center claims that this is the oldest kid of still which continues to be used to make Mount Gay Rum.
According to the visitors' center, this coffey still, or 'continuous column,' which was invented by Aeneas Coffey in 1831, made high volume distillation possible.
After a brief film, and viewing the stills, there is a tasting of four rums including Mount Gay's Eclipse Rum.
The cooperage is where casks are made.
According to the guide on the tour, the distilling takes place elsewhere on the island. But blending and bottling does take place at the Mount Gay Rum factory in Bridgetown.
After the tour, visitors can sample more rum at the bar at the visitors' center. A 'shot' of the 1703, Mount Gay's premium rum, costs BD$25.