A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO WE HAD THE HONOR AND PLEASURE OF HOSTING CHESTERFIELD BROWNE FOR OUR LATEST EDITION OF RUM BUMS. HE CAME OUT TO TALK ABOUT THE HISTORY AND PROCESS OF MAKING MT. GAY RUM. CHESTER IS THE INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR FOR THE MT GAY COMPANY AND TRAVELS THE WORLD TO TEACH AND INFORM PEOPLE ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL SPIRIT. HIS BIO IS AS FOLLOWS:
Chesterfield Browne joined Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd 15 years ago as the bartender at the Mount Gay Rum Visitors’ Centre. He has created many recipes which have left lasting impressions with his guests, including his own rum punch which has become known as the best tasting rum punch in Barbados. In 1997 he was nominated in the Barbados Minister of Tourism Awards and won the coveted title of ‘Bartender of the Year’. This outstanding achievement was accomplished again in 1998, making him the only bartender in Barbados to have ever won bartender of the year on two occasions. Today, Chester is the International Brand Ambassador & Mixologist for Mount Gay Distilleries’ brand, Mount Gay Rum and travels throughout the world promoting this fine rum. At home, he continues to represent the passion and pride of the people who work at Mount Gay Distilleries and adds a personal touch par excellence!
IN ADDITION, WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE RECIPE TO CHESTER’S RUM PUNCH AND ARE GOING TO BE OFFERING IT AS A DRINK AT THE RESTAURANT DURING THE SUMMER. WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT HAVING IT BE A PART OF OUR DRINKS MENU, IN FACT SO EXCITED WE ARE GOING TO BE OFFERING IT IN PITCHERS AS WELL AS INDIVIDUALLY.