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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 was introduced to this when I was younger from my uncle who used to take surf trips to Barbados. He recommended I try it with ginger ale and a lime which soon after became my favorite drink. Years later still a great sweetness to this rum and I prefer to mix it rather than drink it neat or on the rocks. Good value and better than any white, gold, or spiced generic rum like Captain Morgan or Bacardi.
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.
My entry to the "real" rum world, brilliant with tropical fruit juice or in a Cuba Libre
While this will improve your drinks compared to the Bacardi Superior, there is not much to drewl about.
Wonderful with coke.....drinkable on it's own. You should never allow yourself to run out!
This is another Barbados rum that is worth the money. It's not too sweet, and it is just smooth enough to enjoy on the rocks. Makes a great drink mixed with Vernor's ginger ale.
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