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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!
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 )
This is a solid rum for only $32can. Almost as good as the XO or black barrel ,I would serve this to everyone and it will be a staple in my cabinet. Like all Mount Gay rums ,I find it has a well balanced flavour that can be sipped or used in any cocktail.
Αξιοπρεπές εναλλακτικό μίξερ για να προσθέσετε κάποιο χαρακτήρα στο αγαπημένο σας κοκτέιλ με ρούμι. Δε θα έλεγα ότι είναι καλή επιλογή να το πιείτε straight, με πάγο ή έστω με φλούδα πορτοκαλιού.
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
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