Mount Gay Rum is produced by Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd. of Barbados, the easternmost island of the West Indies. The oldest surviving deed for the company is from 1703, making Mount Gay Rum the oldest existing brand of rum in the world. The current parent company of Mount Gay Distilleries (since 1989) is Rémy Cointreau. Mount Gay Rum is sold in 66 countries across the world, its primary export market being the United States.
The distributors of Mount Gay rum company are today among the main sponsors of the Association. They also sponsor over 110 regatta events worldwide, with approximately 50 of those based in the United States. Of these the Newport Beach to Ensenada, Mexico race is one of the largest private yacht races in the world. Also, Mount Gay gives away distinctive red hats to top competitors at its sponsored regattas. These hats are prized amongst top sailors.