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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.
To alcohol forward for me... Not a sipper...prefer Gosling for the price point.
Picked up a bottle of this at the Mount Gay site during a visit in the early 90's IIRC - sat unopened in my cupboard until maybe a year ago before I finally tried it. Seemed ok, less burn than I expected, less body also, but still pleasant enough to sip though better suited to cocktails - to be fair I would like to grab a new bottle to compare against as I cannot really vouch for the storage over the years.
I was surprised by the taste. It is not that great compared to Mount gay Black Barrel. Would recommend it in rumcocktails
This has to be the most flexible of all the rums from this famous distillery. It’s perfectly acceptable neat, with a ice cube or water, it also makes a great rum and coke. Smooth, very little burn with a lasting warmth in the throat.
Uncomplicated and so easy to enjoy.
A Mt Gay staple that you can share with anyone.
If I had to pick a go-to for rum and coke, it would be this. Easy to find almost anywhere and a good price. It's the standard others are measured against.
I’m usually like to sip rum and am a fan of a more flavoursome brew. This is kinda of what I expected from an English style rum, alcohol aroma with a punch in taste. But surprisingly there was some hints of vanilla on the finish and the burn went away the more I had. If sipping I would suggest on the rocks.
Would defiantly suggest as a mixing rum if looking for something cheap and decent.
Anything from Mount Gay is going to be good. This is a great starting point for people who are unfamiliar with quality rums and are looking for a good place to start.
The first time I had this rum was in Barbados on a snorkeling trip and find it quite good, so I bought a bottle. As a sipping rum goes, it ain't complex and young. On top banana and some oak. Warm body, crisp salty banana, caramel, light vainilla and some sweetness. Pleasent warm, sweet, subtle oak with light molasses finish. It serves better as a mixer and I love it in mojitos.
It is very nice standard, I would say that Mount Gay Eclipse is something you must try at least once, it may offer you another point of view on the young rums.
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Great value rum.
Not the best Bajan rum but good.
Served best with ginger ale.
The word mellow comes to mind, a hint of oak and the distinct presence of the molasses origins. I find it good enough to drink neat when some of my other favourites have evaporated in my rum cabinet. Probably best served with coke and lime. Mount Gay Extra old is a much better sipper's choice.
Decent drinking rum. Not the best in the line, but still has a great caramel smooth taste that goes down well.
Funkar bra till drinkar. Ganska vas och spritglas.
Use it on people who don't appreciate rum and in cocktails.
This rum doenst have a real smell, the taste is very average.
Don't get me wrong it was ok but I had anticipated something really good.
Vůně zkvašeného ovoce, ale rozhodně příjemná. Jemná chuť, není příliš sladký. Takový nevýrazný.
Readily available and affordable gold rum. Fruity rum character with a hint of richness from the barrel aging. Makes a great complimentary rum in tiki drinks and for a wonderful take on a daiquiri (although I still prefer a white rum for the latter). Serviceable on the rocks, but a little thin bodied and lacking depth and complexity to really excel in that form. For what it is and what it's designed to be, it's quite good. Not a must have, but I'll likely buy this again.
Oak, some smoke
Very light, generic
Somewhat astringent but remains pleasant
This should be in everyone's liquor cabinet. Nice with ice or a splash of water and a great mixing rum.
Squeeze a healthy dose of fresh lime in this, add some ice, and you've got a lovely drink. Also good with cola. Mellow enough but with decent flavor and bite to remain drinkable after tasting better things out there. A good introductory rum, but nothing to go back for outside of its ubiquity.
Very strong ethalnol taste and smell is overlapping everything other. Maybe in aftertaste some hits of vanilla and sugar, but for me definitelly good for mixing only.
This rum was, I believe, the fourth rum I had every purchased. Captain Morgan, Bacardi Silver, Appleton being the previous list in successive order.
This rum was on the harsh side with some burn. Entry level mixing rum that shouldn't be enjoyed neat. 2 years doesn't do much aged in ex bourbon barrels to bring out smoothness and flavor to afford this rum to be other than a nary level sipper.
Lovely price and a good rum . A bit rough around the edges but if you are a mixer this is a good rum for you, ( suggestion next time you mix a rum and Coke Donny new way
2oz rum 2oz Coke 2ice cubes and the rest cold water in a whiskey glass ...perfection for any rum drinker who's not a sipper )
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