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Mount Gay Black Barrel is a small batch, handcrafted rum recently created by master distiller Allen Smith. It is a blend of both matured double pot distillates and aged column distillates which are finished in Bourbon oak barrels. The unique blend delivers a bold and balanced flavour.
Tasty, but not quite great
Anyone who reads my blog will know that I'm not the greatest mount gay fan , however this is an exemption delicious as a rum and coke and lovely delicate notes ... Not strong in flavour but everything you want from a mixer rum with caramel and spices... The best rum and coke money can buy
Tento rum mne velmi mile překvapil svojí jemnou drsností a přitom výbornou chutí. Jeho hodně pomalý nástup a dlouhý dozvuk chutě dřeva sudu je podle mne výjimečný. Barbados je prostě ostrov rumu zaslíbený a tento rum se opravdu povedl.
I tried this rum on a whim and am pleasantly surprised by how unique the taste is. Given the price point I would say excellent value for the dollar, even though in Canada we get raped on liquor taxes which makes it more that probably anywhere else on the planet..
I enjoy sipping bourbon and whisky, preferably neat. Occasionally I'll add a teaspoon of water just to open up the bouquet. Feeling the need for a change of pace, I went on a safari for something bearing the Mount Gay label, at the suggestion of a friend. I opted for the Black Barrel, because I just happened to have a bit extra to spend. Damn good stuff, sir! I don't have much experience with rum, but from the very first sip I LOVED this stuff. I was floored by the vanilla, raisin and floral taste -- and that peppery after taste! All I can say is YOWSA!
This review is for a special batch that my local liquor group chose when they went to Barbados and hand selected a barrel after many tastings. It was barrel 1097. This specific bottling was no less than a 9 excellent overall. Very smooth and sweeter than the mount gay XO. The only part that I would rate low was the aroma. This overall is a excellent sipper with a long finish.
Could this be the best bang for your buck? For nearly half the price it offers no less from the XO qualities and even adds a little on top of that. It's lacking those lovely floral tones of XO, but it also lacks that sometimes unpleasant alcohol bite. Even people who aren't very fond of the XO really likes this rum, and I can imagine drinking this and only this whole night. This is truly good all-purpose rum.
Egy kézműves kevert rum Barbadosról amit erősen kiégetett tölgyfa hordóban érleltek...hogy meddig érlelték ?!..a master blender ezt mondta : akkor van kész amikor kész van !! :) imádtam az illatát , bourbon vanília, füstös fa, bors ..ízben ehhez képest alulmarad, olyan klasszikus rumos , enyhén fűszeres, alkoholos . A legyengése fantasztikus ,vibráló, melengető, hosszú, picit zöldbanános fűszeres !! Bravó
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