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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.
I guess you could call this an every day sipper. It tasted artificial ily sweet to me. There is much better out there.
Took one from bonaire, was not dissapointed at all, smooth drinking. The only dissapointment was trying to buy one here in holland.. prices here suck 😂
Its a good rum, not too sweet. No brainer for this price!
I have seen some negative ratings for this rum in a few places; I have to say, I was surprised.
This is some tasty stuff!!
If it wasn't for the finish which is really dry and slightly bitter and tends to linger longer then i would prefer; this would be an 8 or 9.
This one is strong and cool. Chocolate, caramell as well as some spice and some leather. Easy to drink and always nice to have.
Wonderful dryness, fruit and oak. Bottled at 43% and this gives that extra little punchiness to it. But the oak makes it so smooth. I find it easy to be a little dismissive of this due to the mass marketing of the brand.
In my opinion it's an ok rum. Only ever had this and black barrel by Mount Gay. I prefer the flavours of the black barrel.
I always assumed Mt Gay rums should be mixed. Kinda like capt Morgan. Was I surprised by this one. Very nice blend. Not harsh. Not too sweet. A good overall rum neet. Over ice tends to bring out a bit of kerosene finish. Probably just me. I will keep this one on hand. Priced right too!
I tried this side by side with the much more expensive Mount Gay 1703. I really struggled to pick a winner.
The 1703 was probably a little smoother and easier drinking, but I think it is borderline overaged. The XO had more a little more sweetness to it, and a tad more spiciness, and also slightly less bourbon flavor, making it just a bit better imho.
Notes of caramel, spice, bourbon, oak, and vanilla make this is a good rum. I would personally prefer a little more sweetness, but again to me, this just beats the 1703.
Worth to try, it has its character and is nice with coke. Woody and kind of a sweet.
Mount Gay has a reputation and succeeds fully with these Extra Old edition, the flavors are delicious and consist mainly of lemon and banana with some hints of cocoa and molasses.
It's a nice rum, gets better as you let it breath, not too sweet.
Zezacatku lehke zklamani, asi dane velkym ocekvavani. Muj prvni rum z Barbadosu. Dubova sladsi chut, kourova, peprovy konec. Ale za tu cenu jsem cekal vic...
Real 8 yo. Not my. Imperial better. Have a good history
This is a good rum, certainly better than the average. After reading the posts I wanted to like it more than I did. Zacapa and Kirk and Sweeney are my benchmarks.
...for sure with no extra sugar added. So if you like the sweet stuff, keep your hands off.
I find this to be a good solid rum in which others should be judged by. The color, nose, palate and finish on this are all good. It has a bit more oak than I care for and keeps it from being my favorite sipper. I do enjoy this with cola or in a well refined cocktail where I want to find the rum. At around $40 a bottle, this is what other rums have to surpass in quality.
good rum, nothing bad but for me there is better than this in the same category
Dette er en hæderlig rom, men når man begynder at lære andre rom at kende. Så falder den her bare ud, den er kedelig og tilbyder intet.
Good but did not have that special taste to give it a better ranking. Just not that great in my opinion.
Trop fort, corsé et puissant en alcool. Je me le réserve pour faire des mixtes puissant!
not an expensive rum but it's really not much better than your standard mount gay eclipse. It's smoother but you don't get that depth of flavour that other premium XO's present so not really worth the step up.
Good colour and initial aroma. Rich flavour with a mix of dried fruits but has a certain bitterness in the aftertaste which slightly ruins the initial experience for me.
Good not great.
Mount Gay Extra Old rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide