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.
It pours a deep gold in colour. Aroma is sweet with hints of brown sugar, maybe. Flavour has hints of brown sugar and stone fruits. It's a little thin on the mouthfeel and is just about smooth enough to drink neat. I much prefer this with cola and I think it is has a unique flavour, making it one of the best mixing rums.
is what the label says for bottles shipped to the Caribbean. and they are right. that's how i drink this rum, and i always have a bottle around. great flavor, not sweet at all. this rum holds it's own in a cocktail and at the same time it can be drank straight IF it's ICE COLD with a twist of lime.
Had a rum tasting on a sunny afternoon, because why not. Mount Gay 1703 Eclipse Rum bottle and label design looks pretty decent, but nothing special. Wood, dryness and vanilla coming through to the nose and palate. Quite a harsh burn at the end, so better to mix it up with your favorite soda. Whisky lovers add 2 points.
Good everyday rum to keep in the bar but a little to harsh as a sipper (especially with so many other options available). Enjoy mixed...
I first found this rum in Barbados in 1987. I was very good but I could not get in in Pennsylvania until several years later. The aroma is great and it is good on the rocks or mixed. This is my go to rum and one of my favorites
Nose - Vanilla, banana, light
Taste - Similar to nose, burn is light
In the category of Bajan rums, there are better options for the same or less cost.
You can get something more aged and has oaky notes.
If your options are limited, this will do.
Bought this thinking it was top shelf. It’s not bad, it has a decent aroma with buttery notes, but you can smell the alcohol and taste it. It’s just too harsh for me at 47%. It is a good standard rum if you can enjoy the alcohol or maybe mixed.
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