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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.
I first found this rum in Barbados in 1987. I was very good but I could not get in in Pennsylvania until several years later. The aroma is great and it is good on the rocks or mixed. This is my go to rum and one of my favorites
Mount Gay Eclipse is a wonderful tasting rum - with great flavor from the oak barrels. Mount Gay is one the oldest rum distillery's and they have maintained the delicious flavor. Eclipse is a must in every bar
Unique flavors, always know it is Mt. Gay. Available in many bars, great mixer.
Great taste, perfect on its own or with Coke. Good price too.
So smooth. I could drink this like Gatorade.xoxoxoxox
This smells like rum tastes like rum and it's is pritty good. When you think of pirates and the Caribbean or the royal navy this is what it tastes like. This is some good stuff.
I have been searching for rum with a traditional flavour that goes back to the beginnings. This may be the oldest known brand and the flavour is smooth and right down the middle as sweetness vs edginess goes. This makes sense as some suggest Eclipse is the benchmark by which rums are compared.
To have such a history it seems a bit plain and may have a bit too much influence from the bourbon barrels it is aged in. Good tasting straight with a nice finish a little heat and a nice aftertaste.
If I had to pick a go-to for rum and coke, it would be this. Easy to find almost anywhere and a good price. It's the standard others are measured against.
I find this to be an all around solid rum. Golden in color, it's citrusy/orange notes are the heavy hitters. Some heat in the throat but smoothes out and leaves a nice aftertaste. I mix, mainly for cuba libres, but it passes as a sipper.
It pours a deep gold in colour. Aroma is sweet with hints of brown sugar, maybe. Flavour has hints of brown sugar and stone fruits. It's a little thin on the mouthfeel and is just about smooth enough to drink neat. I much prefer this with cola and I think it is has a unique flavour, making it one of the best mixing rums.
For $20, you'd be hard pressed to find a better rum. Very smoothe! A tad on the sweet side with very prevalent molasses/burnt sugar notes, but not too sweet. I really enjoy this one.
My entry to the "real" rum world, brilliant with tropical fruit juice or in a Cuba Libre
I'm a fan of Mount Gay Eclipse. Great smooth taste and good flavour. Not the best in the world but a solid choice.
8/10 as a mixology rum
4/10 as a straight rum
Very unpleasant in nose, taste kind of synthetic. Yet works so well in drinks, never understood that.
Yummy, Mount Gay is a very good stuff for Cuba libre.
The best value on an average supermarket shelf. I enjoy straight up but with a mixer sets a very high bar. Great to keep in the cabinet!
A good solid rum with an entertaining name.
Can be found in any supermarket. Don't pass it up if you are looking for a nice mixing rum.
great rum even better with it being a low cost rum. would recomend to all rum drinkers and it has a little kick of heat after the swallow
este ron es uno de los mejores en relacion precio vs calidad, bien destilado y sin sabores alcoholados
This is an excellent gold rum. This easily crushes any of the bacardi offerings and is not too much more. Any recipe that requires gold rum should have this. Looking forward to trying the bigger brother, the black barrel, hopefully it only builds on the solid flavor and body this rum is built from.
Trying to find a better go to rum than Bacardi. This is now my go to rum for the price.
I'm highly impressed with this. I was expecting this to be more of an OK mixing rum, looking at the price (under $20). But, WOW! I'll keep my Kraken for mixing, but this is definitely one I will be sipping.
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