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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.
I'm guessing the only reason i've not bought this before is all the "tastes like Bourbon" comments on this rum. not being a Bourbon fan i was skeptical about my purchase.. well i was very pleasantly surprised. Lovely aroma of vanilla , oak , spices and either honey or fruit. Only slightly astringent and that disappeared in moments. Nice to sip , thankfully not much of the Bourbon taste present to spoil my enjoyment !
Mixes very well with a Fever Tree cola also.. Comes with a nice cork and not a cheap screw cap..
Another high quality Barbados rum , only just behind the XO in my opinion... don.t let the "Bourbon" comments put you off !!
Cant go wrong with this one.
Good quality rum fun Barbados 🇧🇧
If in doubt go to Mount Gay - always a reliable drinking rum
This is really nice stuff for this money actually. I buy this one about ~30 euros. The Mount Gay Black Barrel rum is made from single column and double pot distilled rum, like most of all rums coming from Mount Gay distillery. It is also finished in heavily charred bourbon barrels before being bottled, - I suppose that’s the reason why it calls ‘black barrel’.
If you compare this ‘black barrel’ with MG XO - you will find more spiciness, more honey but it is less richness. But don’t forget that Mount Gay XO it’s also more expensive rum ~50 euros per bottle. Almost twice price.
The color is medium dark (5/10 to darkest), with long legs.
On nose: it’s very fruity. Much Honey, Banana, vanilla.
Palate: little spicy first, sweet, and smooth enough. Notes of oak. But a weak aftertaste. Spiciness will stay in your mouth some time...
This rum is absolutely good, high quality Barbados Rum. But it’s not premium class Rum. Just be attentive for what reason you buy it. But it deserves for sure to spend 30 euros for it.
I’ve been a rum junkie for over 14 years. The Black Barrel is pretty much what I’ve been looking for. It has just the right amount of sweetness and wood. It’s been ages in ex bourbon barrels but not to the point where it taste like bourbon. Truly a great sipper. To top it all off it’s reasonably priced and easy to find.
Zvyseny obsah alkoholu je na rume poznat. Chut je fajn, ale rum je trosku stiplavejsi. Ale fajn na pomale usrkavanie.
No nic moc. Jeste ze to nebyla moje lahev :)
Za ty penize lze poridit daleko lepsi rum...
Rum je dost ostrý a alkoholový.
So Mount Gays mid priced rum sit right in the middle of the range between the eclipses and XO and 1703. It sits there perfectly, Lighter in color to the XO but similar to the Eclipse. The Aroma and taste is sweeter than its bordering contemporaries, with english toffee is very detectable. As its mid point would suggest, it's a better sip than eclipse but not a patch on XO.
This is a great beginner's Rum, a good sip but robust enough to mix.If you are visiting Barbados any you need to make a choice to take home, pick this one to get the best of both worlds. I think its close but it just nudges XO on value for money.
Gutes Mittelmass, sicher für gute Drinks geeignet.
Pur gut trinkbar allerdings nicht so gut wie der XO.
Very oakey rum, with a sweet aftertaste of rum. Solid nothing special overall
Lighter and lacking the body and depth of fine aged rums. Not that it is bad and if you aren't a fan of sweet rums you might like this one. Some molasses and vanilla but not the depth of my favorites. Not saying it's bad, it just doesn't check all the boxes for me.
You do not need any more than a small piece of ice to open this Rum up. take a deep inhalation of the aroma before every sip.
Máš rád suchý rum? Potom Ti sedne. Kvalitní a za dobrou cenu, uznávám, ale dám přednost sladší variantě
Moving to rum from brandy and malt having exhausted the availability in my price range. This is my first rum at £21 of Amazon and it delights me as neat or iced.
Agréable. Juste comme il faut. Facile a déguster. Un rhum classique. Bon rapport qualité prix pour 30€
This is a discovery thanks to a trip to South Korea. Have tried some other mount gays - not a fan. This one is on the shelf of Bacardi ocho, and single canes too. So I guess I am ok with the bit harsher rums. Would give 7.5. It has some bitterness, and bites my nose a bit too.
After pouring I could smell mostly bananas with some oak and pineapple hints. It's a good rum but unfortunately after first sip feels too harsh and lasts long. Slightly sweet.
It doesn't have the smoothness or flavour profile of many more expensive rums but then again it's not as expensive! And for what it costs, I think it's a great rum... I personally find it slightly too harsh to drink without ice but once a couple of ice cubes have started to melt it goes down a treat.
I first tried this rum 4 years ago and found it a solid 9. Last year and the year before, I found the taste had changed in that it was a more harsh drink.....so for "on the ice" rather than straight.
not too sweet but with vanilla taste , an interesting rum
Simple. No additives, but it is a light, simple rum.
Honigfarbenes Bernstein im Glas.
In der Nase Karamell und Vanille mit schönen Holz Nuancen, Früchte und Beeren schmücken das Ganze.
Im Gaumen fruchtig leicht, getoastetes Holz mit Karamell, frisch gepflückte tropische Früchte.
Im Abgang dezent, etwas Holz, Früchte und Karamell.
Ein schöner ungesüsster Rum für Einsteiger und Fortgeschrittene mit gutem Preis / Leistung Verhältnis.
Honey coloured amber in the glass.
In the nose caramel and vanilla with beautiful wood nuances, fruits and berries decorate the whole.
On the palate fruity light, toasted wood with caramel, freshly picked tropical fruits.
In the finish discreet, some wood, fruits and caramel.
A nice unsweetened rum for beginners and advanced with a good quality/price ratio.
Packaged in an awesome bottle hiding away the flavours and smells of Barbados' sunshine!
Soft aroma of molasses with hints of sweetness and vanilla. Pepper. Alcohol. Warm on the palate, soft sweet character with soft fruitiness and hints of vanilla and oak. I don't get the big char barrel character that some get. The finish is dry and long with lingering bitterness. Not super complex. Good flavor. I'd use it as a mixer. Great pure rum flavor without too much barrel character to get in the way. Not a great sipper in my book but on the rocks in a pinch wouldn't be a bad thing. A great rum for what it is. Good value for a good quality rum. $26 for a 750ml in Ohio.