Ridley has been fortunate, in its history, to have many Bermudians come to the school, among them, Malcolm Gosling who was at Ridley from 1975 to 1978, following his father Malcolm L. Gosling ’49. After Ridley, Malcolm attended Boston College earning a degree in Economics and then returned to Bermuda to work for the family business, Gosling Brothers. Malcolm is the seventh generation head of Bermuda’s Gosling’s Rum which was founded in 1806. It is Bermuda's oldest business and the largest exporter of a Bermuda-made product. 2009 saw the introduction of Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer to help the expansion of the “Dark ’n Stormy” cocktail, the national drink of Bermuda that features Gosling’s Black Seal Rum. The Dark ’n Stormy originated in 1920s Bermuda when sailors made their own ginger beer and chose Gosling’s rum to spice it up. Malcolm became a director of Gosling Brothers in 1985 overseeing domestic product and sales operations. He also recognized that their Black Seal rum possessed untapped export potential and has worked to nurture overseas markets. In addition to new products and marketing strategies, with the focus on the US market, Malcolm has overseen the expansion of Gosling’s from a distinctly local product to a global brand available in 30 countries, including China. Gosling’s has sponsored many sporting events and recent partnerships include the 2018 PGA Tour’s 2018 Honda Classic and the Kiel Week in Germany, the world’s largest sailing event. Gosling’s was the “Official Rum” and “Official Ginger Beer” sponsor at the 35th annual America’s Cup held in Bermuda in 2017 and has its name attached to a variety of sailing events in the U.S. and around the world.