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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!
So smooth. I could drink this like Gatorade.xoxoxoxox
Goes down nice smooth mixing rum full of flavours for sipping can be little harsh
Good rum that is well priced and delivers on flavor and aroma. Great with mixer, can drink it on ice but may be too much for some. I get this every so often when a sale comes around.
This is pretty smooth for the money. Taste isnt special but this is a good mixer.
A good middle of the road rum, good with mixers, nice taste.
Nejhorší rum z Barbadosu, jaký jsem pil
Možná tak do cocktailů...
Hervorragender Rum um ihn mit Cola zu mischen. Nicht zu süß.
Gutes Preis Leistung Verhältnis
While in Barbados in 2011, my wife and I toured the Mount Gay distillery in Bridgetown and sampled some of their products including Mount Gay Eclipse and Mount Gay Extra Old, both of which we used as mix for rum punches. Upon our return home we purchased a bottle of each.
Fast forward to April 2017, the same two bottles are still in our liquor cabinet but are just about empty. Tonight I sipped on the remainder of both products to determine how the two fare as "sipper" Rum.
I must say that I was doubtful either of these two rums would qualify for decent sipping rums given the fact that 1) they were fairly inexpensive and 2) the bottles had been opened 6 years ago and both were less than 1/3 full.
I was pleasantly surprised with both samples of Mount Gay Eclipse and Mount Gay Extra Old. While the Mount Gay Eclipse rum is light and not as complex as the few aged rums I have sampled, it was nevertheless tasty. In my opinion Mount Gay Eclipse is a better mix than a sipping rum.
The second sample (Mount Gay Extra Old) was darker, tastier and more flavourful than the Eclipse and I really enjoyed its taste. Will without a doubt acquire a bottle of Mount Gay Extra Old in the near future. This rum makes an excellent mix but as a stand alone it is a respectable rum to drink neat. For this reason I will rate this rum as an 8.
Tunn men lättdrucken. Ok för priset men inget att köpa hem
A bit sweet. Smells wonderful. Taste good with coke. Havent had it straight. Not a favorite rum. But a hood one to try out!
I was pretty surprised that such a rum may be a decent sipper.
A nice base for a Rum & Coke, it's a good utility mixer.
On triomphe sans gloire. Le Mount Gay est le rhum que je trouvais le plus facilement quand je vivais à St Lucia. 10$ la bouteille et hop. Rien de particulier au goût, mais direct de la bouteille comme un pirate et aucun tambour dans la tête au réveil. Signe de qualité dans un rhum.
Not so smooth. Not so much vanilla I would expect. A bit rough on first sip. Medium nose
It was not overly flavourful. Strong aftertaste - not pleasant. Does not mix well with cola. More of a sipping rum in small doses.
Nose - Brown sugar, caramel, and ethanol.
Palate - Caramel, custard, and ethanol.
Finish - Molasses and...ethanol.
I think this one crosses the line from being brash to being abrasive. In terms of flavor and aroma, there's nothing bad aside from the strong alcohol presence, but there isn't anything particularly good. And that's pretty much the same for the rum as a whole: it's definitely not bad, but it isn't really good either. You certainly do worse, but you could do a lot better too.
Rhum bon mais pour commencer une dégustation ou pour faire de TRÈS bon cocktails.
If I am making rum punch it has this in it, not smooth enough for sipping but with fruit juices it's perfect
Een erg lekker rummetje om te mixen niet te scherp en niet te zoet. Een aanrader
I was introduced to MGE at a sailing regatta they sponsored. It was a solid choice then and now 20 years later. Right on the line between cocktails and sipping. Try it on a rock with a splash of H2O and a small squeeze of lime.
Same price as Morgans at my supermarket. Pleasantly surprised how good it is. Not much to say other than an absolute classic strong rum flavour. Pretty hot stuff on the throat. Ideal for a rum and coke that tastes of rum.
Floral on the nose, but is a bit bitter at the end.
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