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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.
Recommendable to most
I'm super impressed. This was recommended to me by a friend who took a cruise and said he tried this there. When it came available here in Oregon, I decided to try it. I can't say I am disappointed. I still think the Plantation 20 year anniversary xo is better.
As smooth as many rums with a much larger price tag, this is one you should most definitely try.
It retails between £35 and £40, but the experience is not too far away from the one you get with the 1703 Master Select.
There is a little more alcohol burn than its older brother, but aside from that, it is very similar.
With excellent balance and a length of finish comparable to the Master Select, this is a real bargain.
My bottle is gone, so I can't describe the flavour notes for you in as much detail as I would like. Just know that This is the best rum you can buy in this price bracket, and that is why my rating is so high.
Nez boisé et complexe, je manque de mots. Bouche; bonne puissance, attaque boisé qui s'étire sur la cassonade et suit la noix de coco longuement avec touch d'épices. Alcool en fin de bouche.
Een van mijn favorieten qua fles en kleur, prachtig plaatje. Lekkere smaak, in balans en blijft lekker lang hangen. Niet de suiker die Diplomaticos zo glad maakt maar precies wat ik in rum verwacht.
This stuff is delightful.
Smells sweet of molasses & licorice, like a mix of Cruzan Blackstrap & Zaya but tastes rich & smooth - more like the sipping quality of the Zaya, or El Dorado 12+. Solid 8, on ice or with 7-Up/Sprite.
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