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Mount Gay Eclipse rum

Mount Gay Eclipse

Barbados | Gold

Mount Gay Eclipse rum is produced from molasses that is double distilled and aged up to 2 years in white Kentucky oak ex bourbon barrels.

Mount Gay is the oldest existing rum brand in the world, with it's oldest surviving deed being from 1703. The company developed the use of traditional double copper pot stills, a process that has been in continuous use by Mount Gay ever since its founding. The company's namesake Sir John Gay Alleyne was a good friend of John Sober who purchased the then Mount Gilboa distilleries in 1747.

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398 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted 6 days ago by Limsn from Poland with 22 ratings

Decent mixer, not much more to add - solid quality from Mount Gay for a small money.

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Posted 9 days ago by Ponge from Belgium with 13 ratings

I bought this to try out after the locam store didn't have my usual mixer rum and I was pleasantly surprised.

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Posted 1 month ago by BingChen from Taiwan, Republic Of China with 25 ratings

The alcohol taste is quite strong at the beginning but after that I find it actually quite enjoyable. The aroma is solid in terms of the tropical notes. It is a solid light aged rum decent for straight if you can take it, or blended in as cocktails.

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Posted 1 month ago by Sjaak from Netherlands with 21 ratings

Very nice rum. Slightly smokey, very smooth and an almost sweet smell. A keeper for the cabinet.

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Posted 1 month ago by wayoutwest from United Kingdom with 26 ratings

Limited rum options out here in the sticks, but saw Tesco will deliver this for £17.50. Wanted a couple of options to have ready for catching up around the campfire as the summer rolls on.

Smell is mild, faintly of glue. Brown sugar.
Taste is subtle. Much less fiery than I expected, considering it's only had 2 years in the barrel. Again brown sugar and glue, with the finish emphasis on the sugar, with a bit of the fiery burn.

Happily palatable, if a little bland. I'll be happy to pass round the fire, though for a few pounds more, Havana Club 7 is a more likely repeat purchase for those occasions.

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Posted 2 months ago by Simonceli from Czech Republic with 26 ratings

Pretty much in the middle. I wanted to just try it and i did. I wont repeat it but i also didnt complain much.

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Posted 2 months ago by atmospherics from United Kingdom with 5 ratings

For me, this is a really solid rum. Maybe not the most exclusive option, but very affordable and an excellent inclusion to a cocktail. Holds a special place in my heart as a rum I first encountered and drank on the beaches of Barbados.

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Posted 2 months ago by Immiketoo (PREMIUM) from Greece with 56 ratings

Drinking this neat is underwhelming. The nose is more like whiskey than rum and it tastes a little thin, or lacking some of the robustness that the XO has.

It evolves into a pleasant sweetness with very little burn and a honey aftertaste. This would shine in cocktails where a light rum would normally be used.

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Posted 2 months ago by Yatoss from United Kingdom with 22 ratings

Cheap and cheerful, a bit too spirity for neat drinking, but mixes well

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Posted 2 months ago by Ahaegema from Belgium with 5 ratings

Medicinal, hay, crispy, little bit of fudge, fresh, bit of caramel, chocolate