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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.
This is a great rum for mixing. However, I typically drink rum neat. So here is my description. It has a mild alcohol scent. Drinking it I notice at first a strong punch of alcohol, but it only lingers a few seconds from the finish. After the first few sips I barely notice the alcohol, and continue to enjoy the rum. At the finish I taste a light vanilla hint. The viscosity is light-bodied and thin. It has a golden-saffron color. Overall, smooth and enjoyable for the price. Usually the best choice at poorly stocked bars. Not the best rum, but certainly not the worst!
I can't remember other rums with this kind of citrus aroma and taste. Unique and nice spiced rum for the price.
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.
Light and mellow taste, good value for money rum worth a try
Solidfor drinks very good taste. Not Demerara but very good.Mount gay
Good rum for the price. Oaky, little notes of vanilla. Not sweet at all. Probably very good rum for cocktails.
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)
A solid, light rum. Decent taste. A bit thin, but it is column made.
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.
Strangely inexpensive yet I can still remember having been mind-blown by this rum.
The is a great inexpensive rum for making cocktails so it doesn’t have to be fancy.
This is not bad in tiki drinks that require a lightly aged rum like the scorpion. It's not offensive or expensive and it adds a somewhat pleasant rum taste to most drinks. On it's own however, I find it lacking depth and weirdly harsh. There are better options but they can be hard to find in some places.
za miksat dobar, ovako iskreno je klasican rum koji se da kupit za jeftinije
Très bon rhum des Barbades je le recommande sans glace et "on the rock"
So far I've tried Plantation, Lambs, Kraken, Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Dark Rum and the Mount Gay Eclipse.
This isn't a bad rum and I much prefer it to the Lambs and the Kraken. It's not quite as good as the plantation but at £15.50 a bottle it is a real bargain.
I'm working my way through the rums until I find one I really really like.
This is a good Rum for mixing and not to be sipped. Good for a rum and coke or in a Rum Punch.
I first had this rum back in the early 80's. While not stupendous I find it very approachable. O.K. for sipping but very good for mixing. For an easy cocktail 2 oz. with 6.oz. of Fever Tree on ice. Did not join the Mojito craze until very recently so I have limited experience with it and this brand but as I do not care for white rum find it a nice substitute. Mt. Gay Eclipse is also VG in juice based cocktails. Another simple suggestion is with Mango juice, which is readily available now a days.
Good as a mixing rum in a Cuba Libra, not something I'd appreciate neat.
Don’t let the name fool you, it’s ok mixed or on its own, better than most rums solid choice
Not sharp and not soft, spices are in good balance.
Interesting but not special. Solid value and mixes well but would prefer more depth overall. Beware, sipping can numb your tongue.
Tried neat in glencairn
Mouthfeel- light bodied
Palate- ethanol and molasses
Finish- a little spicy and decent ethanol bite
enjoyed swimming in the leeward side of Barbados waters and drinking mount gay rum punch. balanced spices and versatile, this light dark rum mixes well with fruit juices or coca cola, especially in a beach/showers/restaurant environment that Barbados offers
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