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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.
If you're served this in a pub you're lucky! A standard rum, but very tasty nonetheless
Great taste, perfect on its own or with Coke. Good price too.
For me is this the perfect Rum to mix Cocktails :-)
8/10 as a mixology rum
4/10 as a straight rum
Very unpleasant in nose, taste kind of synthetic. Yet works so well in drinks, never understood that.
Had it with a coke, wasn't harsh, but flowed with the coke quite well.
Light body and color. A bit harsh and hot. An okay mixer but nothing special as a sipper.
Para beberlo solo es un poco justo epro muy bueno para combinados.
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Flask-shaped, very utilitarian bottle which facilitates easy pouring and features a simple and attractive label design. Dating from 1703, Mount Gay is the oldest brand of rum in the world.
Very light yellow-brown in color, similar to a cider. Thick legs are produced upon swirling.
There is a strong astringency here which doesn’t bode well for a sipping rum. Underlying this is a thin current of brown sugar and oak.
After a moment of alcohol sting, a smoky oak flavor prevails, which effectively masks the slight brown sugar sweetness.
Much smoother than one would expect given the harsh nose and simple flavor profile. There is a bit of pepper and oak going down, along with more smokiness, but the burn is almost non-existent.
Again, smoke and oak is what returns here. Not complex by any stretch, but consistent for sure.
Not what I would recommend as a sipper, barring access to a better quality rum. However, if this is all you have on hand, then it will work in a pinch. This is far cry from bad, but it would likely work much more effectively as a mixer in a simple cocktail.
I find this to be an all around solid rum. Golden in color, it's citrusy/orange notes are the heavy hitters. Some heat in the throat but smoothes out and leaves a nice aftertaste. I mix, mainly for cuba libres, but it passes as a sipper.
It's OK and that's about it. Certainly passable as a sipper. As a mixer it's OK also. Gave it a 6 because you can't give a 6.5 and it's not deserving of a seven. As others have said it's just a good basic rum. Certainly an excellent choice as an intro for new rum drinkers instead of Bacardi or Captain Morgan
It is not a rum to drink straight up but suitable for mix (Cuba libre for me) and its nice spices notes with its fair price make it a nice improvement to the usual supermarket rum we often use for cocktails
Perfect rum for the Cuba Libre...slight buzz, but enjoyable...Basically a mixer...
Jeg har lige været på cruise og der var vi blandt andet på Barbados og der var jeg på besøg på Mount Gay destilleriet.
Der var der mulighed for at smage på flere af deres forskellige rom og denne rom er meget ung og har smags noter af mango, fersken og vanilje.
En rom der vil egne sig godt i rumpunch.
Trying to find a better go to rum than Bacardi. This is now my go to rum for the price.
À venir prochainement..............................
It's a good rum but I would't call it a 7. It's a step up from the commercial grade mixers. I can say at least MG is making an effort. It's nice to taste fruit as opposed to the gasoline finish of the other Gold rums in this price range.
A nice tipple that lacks 'something'. I can't quite put my finger on it but it lacks a bit of depth. Nice all rounder but a little bland.
Smooth and very soft, honey, peaches, apricot and mango. Fruity and little bit alcoholic, rum of good quality for golden rum.
Tried this at a local bar as a sipper. Presentation is mild due to its lack of aging. I usually take a single ice cube with my sipping rum but this needed a couple to reduce the burn. Not a bad sipping rum in a pinch.
This is an excellent gold rum. This easily crushes any of the bacardi offerings and is not too much more. Any recipe that requires gold rum should have this. Looking forward to trying the bigger brother, the black barrel, hopefully it only builds on the solid flavor and body this rum is built from.
Yes, 40. Something my mom found from when my parents went to Curacao in the mid 1970's. No hint of oak but there was a sweet but slick feel that dried out nice on the finish. Quite enjoyable.
This rhum is very nice! A little too dry for me! Enjoy!
I think it is a great value. It has a great taste for the money and I am a fan of Mount Gay. I think they do an outstanding job and produce a good product.
It's age and smell - not to sipping, but the taste is very clean and the correct finish. Even closer to eight. MG Eclipse - the best standard in its class.
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