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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
I like Barbadian rums quite a bit. This one isn't the purest or the tastiest, but it still has that characteristic dry, whisky-like quality to it. Certainly not a sugar bomb, and quite enjoyable neat or mixed, but doesn't offer anything special, especially with R. L. Seale 10 Year competing in the same style and price range. It's a rum in purgatory in my opinion, where it's good to drink with friends at bars with little selection, but it's just not a keeper for the rum shelf at home.
One of my go-to runs for a Cuba Libre! Very smooth, good price. Just an all around solid rum. I wouldn’t recommend Eclipse for a straight rum but their XO and Select is quite good for straight or on the rocks. I’ve been to the Mount Gay distillery in Barbados, awesome place. Very rustic and still a truly handmade rum! 10/10 recommended for mixed drinks, 6.5/10 for straight/rocks
Not bad, but unsatisfactory.
There is certainly taste of Mount Gay, but it is quite thin.
"Old Cask Selection" is awesome, "XO" is very good, "Black Barrel" is good, this "Eclipse" is bellow the lower limit, for me.
I'm not satisfied.
Soft aromas of softly sweet molasses, alcohol and some spicy character. Flavor has a bit more going on than the Mount Gay Silver. A bit fuller in body but still kind of light medium. Light cane and/or molasses with hints of vanilla and for the age of the rum quite a bit of oak with touches of char. Very little sweetness here. Slightly bitter and lingering finish. Not what I'd call a great sipper but it has enough character and contributes to cocktails calling for lightly aged rums. No sugar added here so it's a very dry rum. A solid offering that is hard to argue with for the price. ($18 in Ohio for 750ml)
This one’s gold in colour and is mildly fruity with a vanilla after taste. There’s a slight smokiness and an alcohol hit right up front which reminds me of whisky. Apparently this rum is aged in toasted Kentucky oak barrels. It seems like a pretty standard gold rum but I’ve not tried many yet.
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