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Mount Gay Eclipse rum

Mount Gay Eclipse

Barbados | Gold

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.

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Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted 1 year ago by WW from Netherlands with 37 ratings

This is one of the rums that got me exploring the rum world. A lot better than the standard Bacardi's i drank before.


Posted 1 year ago by Dave from United Kingdom with 19 ratings

Any mount Gay rum is good this is a really nice Rum


Posted 1 year ago by Bruno from United Kingdom with 16 ratings

This is where the Mount Gay journey begins. If you were to compare this rum to an aged premium rum, you would be disappointed, but when you compare it to the same price point of say an Appletons it stands up well. Smooth enough to drink straight or to mix with quality ginger and lime, of price is important than this rum has a lot to recommend it.


Posted 1 year ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 332 ratings

The nose is not complex. I get dry fruits, vanilla and some caramel with white oak.
The nose is not very intensive and spicy.
The taste is simple and a little bit sweet. I get vanilla, white oak, some sweetness and the spice.

Good rum for mixing, but too simple and spicy. If you like spicy rums, you could also try to sip it.
I would go for black barrel, it's also spicy but more complex.

Smell: caramel, vanilla, dry fruits, wood, not intensiv
Taste: vanilla, some sweetness, spice, wood

Sweetness: 2/5
Fruit: 2/5
Spice: 4/5
Mildness: 2/5
Complexity: 1.5/5
Value (16.5€): 2.5/5


Posted 1 year ago by Napoon from Germany with 15 ratings

Der Mount Gay Eclipse war mein Einstieg den ich durchaus pur geniessen konnte.
Preis Leistung top.

Inzwischen ist der Black Barrel und der XO meine bevorzugte Wahl wenn es um Mount Gay geht.

Zu erwähnen wäre das diese Brennerei meines Wissens in keines ihrer Produkte Zucker schüttet.

Hut Ab! Karma +100


Posted over 1 year ago by tortemd from Germany with 66 ratings

Einer meiner Top 3 Rums zum Mischen. Pur ist man beim XO besser aufgehoben.


Posted over 1 year ago by Wally75 from United Kingdom with 1 rating

Just good all round for mixing or as it comes from bottle and its oldest rum in world


Posted over 1 year ago by peter75 from Netherlands with 16 ratings

Redelijke rum. Weinig diepgang in de smaken. Maar wel lekker met Cola.


Posted over 1 year ago by Sarapoh from United Kingdom with 1 rating

My favourite go to tipple, smooth and tastes like caramel


Posted over 1 year ago by Pimms88 from United Kingdom with 8 ratings

Very lovely to drink. Lovely taste that compliments many mixers