Easily consumable in a bind
Got a bottle of Mount Gay Eclipse Silver from a local grocery store on my last night here at Mexico City. Bottle and label design looks nice and unique. Strong alcohol and such a burn to your nose and palate. This is not a neat sipper due to such a strong burn, so mix it up with your favorite soda.
Works well as a mixer. Not meant for sipping, and has a bit of a strange aftertaste neat. Does not leave the same taste when mixed, unlike the typical white rum brand one so often finds in a bar
Why waste time with Bacardi (other white rums exist) when you can have this smooth and crisp version from the Barbados stable?
Found this in my hotel room and gave it a go. If you just want a mixer to get a little alcohol it's not all that bad it has no flavor just alcohol and water.
It works fine for a mixer but it won’t change your life.
Possibly a good nightcap, because it kind of put me to sleep (and not in a fun ketamine kind of way....).
Sugar: 0 GPL. Strong aroma of alcohol and a bit of coconut and citrus. Smooth enough but has a harsh burn and a slight chemical taste. Good rum for a mixed drink, but definitely not a sipper. Overall a good value.
The mouthfeel is quite good, silky and thick without any sugar addition. While relatively low flavor, it does have a very pleasant caramelized quality to it that actually lingers for quite some time. Not at all a bad rum, and recommendable at around $15 a bottle. Would have it in mojitos and daiquiris, primarily. Maybe with cola or root beer.
Smells of alcohol...taste of alcohol, but not entirely. When I first had it, I used to say it wasn't much of anything, but alcohol. Its a sugary citrus kind of alcohol, however, and mixes quite well. Quite a bit of burn, its harsh, not a light rum. But it is a white and it is, what is, and does what I expect it to. Whites never get above a 6 from me. not much to them.
My number one choice for mixing, (if I was rating it for sipping the rating would be lower). For a white spirit it is light on alcohol kick and if you are patient and search you pick pick up hints of tropical fruit, dried citrus, very slight coconut and vanilla.