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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.
One of the better cheap rums. Wouldn't buy this one again but it is good enough to make me want to try one of the higher end Mount Gay rums.
I first had this rum back in the early 80's. While not stupendous I find it very approachable. O.K. for sipping but very good for mixing. For an easy cocktail 2 oz. with 6.oz. of Fever Tree on ice. Did not join the Mojito craze until very recently so I have limited experience with it and this brand but as I do not care for white rum find it a nice substitute. Mt. Gay Eclipse is also VG in juice based cocktails. Another simple suggestion is with Mango juice, which is readily available now a days.
Interesting but not special. Solid value and mixes well but would prefer more depth overall. Beware, sipping can numb your tongue.
enjoyed swimming in the leeward side of Barbados waters and drinking mount gay rum punch. balanced spices and versatile, this light dark rum mixes well with fruit juices or coca cola, especially in a beach/showers/restaurant environment that Barbados offers
We mix it. We drink it straight. It goes in with a Diet Coke. What can I say? We are sailors. And sailors drink a lot of Mount gay rum eclipse!
Can't say I've given this rum much of a chance. Just didn't give me what I thought I was going to get. After reading some of the reviews and going over it again I can see why I was wrong. This has a very estery flavor and aroma. My first nosing was highly reminiscent of nail polish remover, but I attributed it to ethanol. After some time rolling it around in my mouth it took on a much different character. This is the fruity funk you look for in Jamaican rum, but without the fullness of flavor and aroma you get from Smith & Cross. Still funky though. Added a splash of white rum to it and those esters cut through that like a hot knife through butter, but brought more than banana to the party. This rum will be an excellent addition to a painkiller or zombie.
very soft and velvety body. Not too sweet like Plantation. This is even sippable on its own like I am doing right now. Very slight boozyness...but nothing unbearable.
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