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I was lucky enough to travel to Barbados recently and got hooked on Mt Gay (Extra Old or Eclipse, whatever's available.) Even visited the distillery and tasted pretty much everything they made. Coolest thing they sold was only available to the Barbados market. Basically it was a 12 oz glass bottle full of Eclipse (think old glass coke bottles).
Brought some out at a family get together recently. My in laws giggled profusely when they saw the name on the label, until I told them the name of that other fine bajan rum...yup, cockspur. They about fell out over that one. I prefer mine with cola and lime. The Red Bull Cola actually works surprisingly well.
BTW, I noticed the marketing for the 2 was very specific on the island. Sailors drank Mt Gay and Cricketers drank Cockspur.