Thursday 1 October, 2020

Mount Gay Rum hits 316 with staff and customers

Mount Gay’s Managing Director Raphael Grisoni (right) and staff members sharing the cake at the company’s 316th anniversary staff celebration.

Mount Gay’s Managing Director Raphael Grisoni (right) and staff members sharing the cake at the company’s 316th anniversary staff celebration.

Three hundred and 16 years of success is truly a testament of how well Mount Gay rum has aged. 

Mount Gay has not only marked its 316th anniversary as the world’s oldest operating rum distillery but it did so by showing appreciation to its valuable staff members, clients and customers.

The company celebrated in fine style with a series of events including visits to clients and customers at bars and rum shops, a staff appreciation event and a massive product sale for the public.

Speaking at the staff appreciation, Managing Director Raphael Grisoni said that 316 years was a great accomplishment and explained that the company wanted to say a huge ‘thank-you’ to all who made it possible to mark the significant milestone.

He said, “The rum shop crawl gave us the opportunity to meet with our customers one-on-one to thank them for pushing our brand and to also get a better insight into what is happening in the trade.

“The sale at our distribution centre was our way to say thanks and give-back to our loyal customers and clients, by providing the opportunity for them to purchase their favourite products at a reduced price.”

Photo caption: Mount Gay celebrated its 316th anniversary as the world’s oldest operating rum distillery by showing appreciation to its valuable staff members, clients and customers

Stressing that the celebrations could not be complete without acknowledging Mount Gay’s dedicated staff members for their contribution throughout the years, Grisoni told them, “I want to sincerely thank each of you for your input and commitment. It is truly appreciated. Three hundred and sixteen years are significant and cause for celebration. Each of you has played a very important role in getting us to this milestone and we should all be very proud.”

He added, “There is a pioneer mindset at Mount Gay and we intend to keep that going. Yes, we are the oldest but we do not intend to rest on our laurels. We intend to continue to be innovative, engage our customers and keep our brand visible as we look forward to celebrating many more years.”

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