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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.
Tasty, but not quite great
Great simple gold Barbados rum, with no sugar or additives. Probably one of the best choices for someone starting his rum journey, and a huge step up from the more commonly found alternatives (bacardi/ cptn morgan).
I don't prefer to drink this one straight, but it works great in cocktails. It has a spiciness to it that comes out in a dark and stormy that I enjoy. Inexpensive as well at $18 a bottle by me.
Kind of tastes like captain Morgan without the added spices/vanilla. There are many better rums for a similar or lower price out there: Plantation Barbados 5, Angostura 7, etc.
This is very drinkable. I much prefer darker rums but this one is solid. Not just a mixer. Even sipping it holds its own. Not complex and a short finish but is has good balance, good bite and is surprisingly smooth. Pleasantly surprised. Another quality rum from Mount Gay.
A fairly nice rum thats good bang for your buck. I find it goes nice with just a simple mixer like coke, or adds a little extra when added to a n8ce cocktail. Not my favourite rum, but certainly one of my regular buys.
I said to myself to start the Mount Gay journey with this one, has a decent rum smell, decent taste, not sweet but a bit of burn aftertaste. I can drink it neat if I had a bad day, otherwise with a bit of water, or on the rocks or with some drops of squeezed lemon juice. Surely it will be very good with mixers too
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