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Mount Gay Eclipse rum
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.

6.4/10 (328 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted 3 days ago by PirateKristen from United States with 18 ratings

This is a great rum for the price point and a crowd pleaser for sure. Great for tiki cocktails.

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Posted 10 days ago by SerzantsErglis from Latvia with 1 rating

ordinary rum with a quite taste of spirit couldn’t drink it without cola. Not very enjoyable but drinkable.

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Posted 16 days ago by Dan from United Kingdom with 36 ratings

...but there are nicer rums available in the same price bracket.

Mixed with ginger beer, coke or pineapple soda, it's very drinkable, but nothing to write home about.

I'd pick Red Leg, Dead Man's Fingers or even Captain Morgan's Spiced over this one, given the choice.

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Posted 19 days ago by PhilB from United Kingdom with 2 ratings

I found Eclipse a good standard house rum nice with a splash of coke, well worth having in a collection

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Posted 20 days ago by Nathan345 from United Kingdom with 27 ratings

I like bajan rum especially this, after a night of being absolutely obliterated by nearly half a bottle of this and cola I can sense a mild vanilla and cinnamon taste and an acidy sweet vanilla aftertaste,a very good bog standard rum to mix with your cola, thanks mountgay

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Posted about 1 month ago by Diego from Australia with 20 ratings

It's an basic rum, I wanted to like it but found it lacking in character and rather bland. Even mixed with coke did nothing much for me. It's no anejo especial (havana club) and around the same price.

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Posted about 1 month ago by Rip from Canada with 6 ratings

Too harsh and not inclined as a sipping rum. But one always needs a few bottles of a rum like this to mix ginger ale with.

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Posted about 1 month ago by toonstormm from United Kingdom with 16 ratings

My first venture into Mount Gay’s offerings and it wasn’t bad. Drank well and mixed well. I’d stretch next time to their black barrel instead of the eclipse though so it maybe becomes obsolete?

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Posted about 1 month ago by Nerdmiami from United States with 3 ratings

First whiff had me opening my eyes concerned about the aggressive alcohol aroma, but as I took a sip I was relieved to find out it is much more warming than it let's on the nose. Definately tasting the age, and for the price, this isnt bad at all

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Posted about 1 month ago by Chubb169 from Australia with 6 ratings

This is a clean looking and tasting rum. Works well for me either with Coke or with ginger beer. Don't have to think too hard.