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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
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.
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
Value (16.5€): 2.5/5
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
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