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Mount Gay Extra Old (often written "OX") is a blend of rums aged between 8 and 15 years in American bourbon barrels.
Mount Gay Distilleries is the oldest operating distillery in the Americas - producing rum in Barbados since 1703. It's original name was Mount Gilboa, and in 1801 renamed Mount Gay after the distillery's manager Sir John Gay Alleyne.
Tiene un hermoso color ámbar. En nariz el coco es intenso pero también madera, poco dulce. En boca se repite el coco, también el amargo de la madera. No quema en boca pero si calienta el estomago. Me gusta mucho. Debe ser uno de los mejores rones en relación calidad-precio.
I Like it. It's Strong, but Also very mild. Not very sweet, but Just about enough. For me this is a good rum to compare other rums to. I'm personally a bigger fan of sweeter rums. But this one is a very good rum!
Better than the average. Something missing to gain a "9". The smoked taste maybe confused me. I will try it again and i will rate one more time
First of all - I like sweet rums. Not Diplomatico sweet, but let's say I like them when they are a bit sweetened. This rum, when actually not sweetened, really surprised me though...
Mount Gay Black Barrel was a bit underwhelming for me. Pretty bland and not memorable. And so on one side, I was sceptical when reaching for the XO, on the other I was looking forward to it. When I poured the first glass of this rum, I was struck by the smell of alcohol and a combination of some wood and little bit of fruits. The taste was good, but actually not that great. Well good for me I poured some more! The second and third glass were surprisingly sweet for a non-sweetened rum. The alcohol harshness faded away and I was left with a nice, decently sweet rum with just the right ammount of complexity. TIP: Let the rum sit for a while after pouring. Let it "open" and the smell and taste of alcohol will go away.
Like I said, I like sweet rums and this is not actually a "sweet" rum, since there shouldn't be any sugar added. But when you let the rum sit for a while, you'll get a nice quality product worth a buy. Miles better than the Black Barrel. This rum won't be my "go to" rum, but when I get tired of all the sugar in the other rums, I will pour some of this.
Heard a lot of the rum that is downright hyped in the forums / reviews because Mount Gay doesn't use additives. For this reason I was very excited to try it.
It has no added sugar, but is still moderately sweet. Basically, I don't care whether the sweetness comes from the sugar syrup or from the storage. It only has to match the overall taste.
Scent: vanilla, caramel, wood, some fresh fruit, spice.
Flavor: vanilla, caramel, wood, some fruit
Typical Barbados rum taste. The Plantons XO goes also in that direction.
However, has a more intense vanilla + coconut aroma.
For € 35 that's ok. I don't see anything special in it, it doesn't stand out.
Conclusion: price-performance ratio ok, fragrance ok, taste ok.
Good standard Barbados rum.
Habe viel von dem Rum gehört, der wird regelrecht gehyped in den Foren/Bewertungen, weil Mount Gay keine Zusatzstoffe verwendet. Aus dem Grund war ich sehr gespannt den zu probieren.
Er hat keinen Zuckerzusatz, ist jedoch dennoch mittelmäßig süß. Im Grunde ist es mir egal, ob die Süße vom Zuckersirup oder von der Lagerung kommt. Es muss nur geschmacklich zum Gesamtbild passen.
Duft: Vanille, Karamell, Holz, etwas frische Frucht, Würze.
Geschmack: Vanille, Karamell, Holz, etwas Obst dabei
Typischer Barbados Rum Geschmack. Der Plantons XO geht in die Richtung.
Hat allerdings intensivere Vanille + Kokos-Aroma.
Für 35€ ist der ok. Ich sehe in dem nichts besonderes, er fällt nicht auf, hat nichts spezielles an sich.
Fazit: Preis-Leistung ok, Duft ok, Geschmack ok.
Guter Standard Barbados Rum.
Ok, it’s still not cheap but such a good rum, full flavoured and free of additives. Next step up is the Four Square Sixty Six rum.
Not worth writing home about. Good for mixed drinks but not rich enough as a sipper
Mount Gay XO je melasovy rum,čo cítiť už vo vôni. Je naozaj nádherná a človeka pred ochutmanim správne naladí. Chuťovo to však pre mňa bol lepsi priemer,ktorý určite neurazí,ale výrazne nenadchne. Cítiť alkoholovu stopu, náznaky ovocia. Má vyšší obsah alkoholu 43%
So, i have a bottle that is like 13 years old, so my review is based on that (1 Litre btw) and not on its recent descendant. Mount Gay people say that the juice is the same but i d be a bit sceptical. If it is the same, if you re looking for a good, affordable aged Rum, look no further. Great doesnt do it justice, insert a more fancy word.
Nose is molasses, vanilla, cocoa, oak
Palate is sharp in the begining but smoothens out, with vanilla leading and followed by fruit like plums and cherries and then bourbon oak finally making its appearence, giving you an oaky finish. This oaky finish could be a bit unpleasant to some so you could rate it 1 down.
Could drink this rum every day and it's nice that its price tag is where it is xD Hard to find a better quality/money ratio.
I had many trips to Cuba and always enjoyed Havana Club 7 yo. Up until now I did not try anything else except Cuban rum. Once I've brought from there Santiago de Cuba 11yo and have found it so smooth and delicius compared to HC. Since then I've discovered world is full of different rums ). Had tried 12 of them so far. And I will rate them comparing to HC as the base rated 6.
Very smooth and supports that relaxing moment when enjoying a lovely rum
Nice and good to deink with friends. The favor is nothing special but always it is a good choice un the Island.
I like the smell of it . But the taste does not agree with my tastebods.
I only bought this as it was on special offer. I had previously tried Mount Gay "Black Barrel" and was totally underwhelmed by it, very mediocre to say the least. This stuff however, is in another league altogether. A myriad of wonderful flavours, a lovely after burn, but in no way harsh, this is "real" Rum. I would definitely buy this again.
Mount Gay - brand in coming from Barbados and its most oldest operating Rum distillery at the moment since 1703. You can find this year on the every bottle. But Mount Gay was not original brand ‘name’. It was renamed in 1801 from ‘Mount Gilboa’ in honor after
John Gay Alleyne death, who was business manager and latter lead company. Today ‘Mount gay distilleries Ltd’ produces also rum with old brand name - Mount Gilboa.
But now let’s come back to Mount Gay XO. This one is blend of different rums aged from 8 to 15 years. And don’t forget about double pot still distillation.
Color: beautiful deep amber color. But very clean, you can easily see all details through glass.
Nose: spicy, honey, molasses
Palate: very warm, little bit spicy, touch of wood and oak notes. Smoky and heavy aftertaste.
Surprised! How is this possible? Something called “gay” tasted duch great? I will never refuse cheers with this Gay 👍
To make a long story short, this is a perfection. Extremely well balanced, not too dry, not too sweet. Toffi and caramel on one side and wood & leather on the other. A touch of overripe fruit (banana) which reminds you it is rum. At this price level there is no competition however it has something in common with Appleton Estate 12 Rare Blend. I love both. Must have.
This is an incredibly dry rum that would be the perfect choice for whisky drinkers trying out rum for the first time. I like this one but i don't find it incredibly interesting. It does make a nice change from all the super sweet rums though.
With orange, nuts and caramel on nose this sweet rum is really rich on taste and long.
Worth buying and enjoying.
Not a bad rum with very appealing smell but been a bit dissapointed by after taste, let it breath before drinking as it gets better
English style, probably the oldest known rum destillery worldwide (1703)
Nose: Seems to be much sweeter than later on the tongue.
Palate: pretty harsh and sharp, with little volume. Not lasting long.
(Cal. 2019 Day 1)
This rum have been described by many as the perfect start for a newbies journey into rum. I have never tried it before, but wanted to see if this statement rings true.
Nose: Orange, prunes, oak, chocolate and vanilla
Taste: Sugar cane, honey, oak, molasses and a small hint of ripe banana hiding in the back
Overall: I must admit that the statement rings true, that this is a great rum for people, who want to begin their rum journey. Especially people who come from other spirits will find pleasure in this one as it is not overly sweet. However if you are completely new to spirits it might be a little harsh and bottles like Plantation XO and Zacapa 23 might be more up your alley, but none the less a great starter rum.
Realy nice Rum
Mild an not too sweet.
Dry but not too much Wood.
Overall a Solid 8/10 (more a 8,5)
Næse af vanilje og lidt krydderi, dog lidt sprittet, hvis man stikker næsen for langt frem. Man aner lidt sødme til at starte med, men hurtigt bliver overtaget af egetræ og varme. Kan blive lidt voldsom, men en form for utæmmet sødme sidder i baggrunden skaber lidt balance. Ikke så slem som forventet, men desværre heller ikke god nok til barskabet. (1. December 2019 i 1423)
Mount Gay Extra Old rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide