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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.
This is a great rum for mixing. However, I typically drink rum neat. So here is my description. It has a mild alcohol scent. Drinking it I notice at first a strong punch of alcohol, but it only lingers a few seconds from the finish. After the first few sips I barely notice the alcohol, and continue to enjoy the rum. At the finish I taste a light vanilla hint. The viscosity is light-bodied and thin. It has a golden-saffron color. Overall, smooth and enjoyable for the price. Usually the best choice at poorly stocked bars. Not the best rum, but certainly not the worst!
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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!
This was the rum that got me drinking darker rum. Not the best but a good mixing rum and can be used on the rocks when not being picky. Good mixer with a lot of sugar.
My go to mixer. Great with coca cola, ginger ale sprite and the like. Mixes well with practically anything. I've tried many rums over the years, but Mount Gay Eclipse is always what I return to for a great mixer.
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A smooth gold mixing rum, my standard for rum and coke.
Thia is not a premium rum to sip on. It is however a great rum to mix with gingerbeer or pepsi.
It is not a complex rum but if your having a party and your mixing your spirts with a chaser this is a good one for the job.
Bought a bottle as I had read some good reviews. Works good as a mixer (I used Mexican Coca Cola with cane sugar) but not a good sipper. Straight it had a medicine aftertaste.
a very easy to drink rum, smooth flavour,nice with ice or coke and a slice of lime.
This is the one that started me off. I used to work in a bottle shop and take 2 or 3 bottles of this home a week. But now, I find it overly commercial and insipid. Best used for mixing. Probably should be a 4 but as it led to the wonderful world of rums, maybe a 4!
rhum plutôt dédié cocktail, passe-partout, note épicée
A smooth rum for mixing. Good with cola, flavored sparkling water, rum collins or a rum old fashioned. Flavor is on the light side and not distinctive.
This is a nice rum for mixed drinks. Adds its own flavour to drinks. Not really good enough to drink on its own, but still has a great taste.
Un tres bon rhum, relativement passe partout, mais au note vanille et de cannele agreable en cocktail !
Better than Bacardi or the captain but has nothing special
Nose: Not much
Feel: Syrupy. Little burn. Light
Taste: Sugar, Honey
Presentation: They have changed the bottle (in Canada at least) to the much nicer oval bottle you can see on the other products here on RR.
I could sit this, but prefer the MG:XO (or 1703) too much if I want to sip Bajan rum. This ends up in the mixed drinks which I don't want to waste anything nicer, but still want a solid rum.
Very clean taste, if a little forgettable.
Nice rum if you fancy something dependable, but it is not going to rock your world
This is my go to rum and coke. Not a sipper.
If I see this at the bar I'll take it over the regular Captain Morgan or Bacardi Gold that seems to be the other options in most UK bars.
You really can't go wrong, this is a god rum for mixing and straight up
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A go-to rum when at a bar with a small selection. A big step up from the majority of the popular rums that are usually found in the same venues at a similar price.
A very forgettable golden mixing rum. Better can be found at a lesser price
This is decent straight and a great mixer for the price point there are other rums I would pick up over this every time.
I was a bit disappointed when i first tasted this one but have found that it´s good in cocktails.
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