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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.
The aroma from the bottle made it seem this was going to be a sweet rum but it is drier than I expected. There is a bit of a molasses flavor initially but then the burn hits masking any sweetness. Those who prefer a drier rum will probably enjoy sipping this neat but it's definitely an excellent mixer for me.
Very nice dry rum, not for those who only like the sweet rums.
This is quite dry, with a strong flavour from the bourbon casks coming trough.
Rate it slightly below the 1703, which is one of the best rums I tried so far.
My first thought upon initial sip was.. brandy... this tastes like brandy. A very good brandy but brandy none the less. My first glass was neat, with the second one, a week later, was with one small ice cube. I'm not sure if it was the chill or the small dilution but it's much better than neat.
À venir prochainement..............................
I don't get easily surprised...but this one did it. If I can put my reaction into one word it would be, smooth.
Despite the "XO" rating there's not much oak to this one. It's there...but its not as strong as you'd expect.
This is a rum that deserves to be from Barbados! It's not cheap but you'll understand the price tag when you enjoy the quality and taste. This is a rum drinker's rum.
A last minute purchase with not much background on this rum. What an exciting and raw taste that took me by complete surprise. This has easily become one of my favourites.
Are corpolenta, gust bogat si rafinat. Caracteristica de baza sunt aromele care raman in paladin. Putin cam scump dar merita incercat.
This Rum is just as Rum should be. Not too sweet, lots of aromas, long lasting. For 30€ the best I got so far.
I am a fan of Mount Gay and that just keeps it going for me. I like the regular mount gay a lit and with the XO it just makes me want more from Mount Gay. I know next time I'm in Barbados I have to go on the distillery tour.
Real enjoyed this bottle. It's dark but not thick. Lots of flavor that comes across every drink. Absolutely worth the cost.
With a good cigar and a warm evening. We grill fish then sit back and enjoy MGXO on the rocks with a good cigar.
Tasted with a dear rum-drinking friend of mine. Due to the reviews I would never have bought one since it would be more for whiskey lovers. It is a really well balanced rum with a nice alcohol-bite. Then comes a little sweetness wich lingers on for a while. Will certainly go out and buy one.
This rum gives a nice bite, the swallow is very soft. Good balanced rum
This was enjoyable but I preferred the mount gay eclipse more even though it's not as "premium" asXO
This rum is very good. Not too sweet and there's no need for any rocks in it.
Realy good taste. You should try it. Don't suit everyone but I like it.
I was expecting more, honestly. Still a little harsh to drink, and just not that complex.
Lot of different flavors. Needs onr ice cube to smooth it little.
rum velmi silny az typicky klasicky :) vyrazna chut ale nikoliv alkoholova. prijemne aromaticky, chutny a predpokladam i dobre pitelny. ve vetsine ohledu dobry kompromis smerujici k dokonalosti rumu.
Being a rather proud "straight" person the name is a bit of an obstacle to overcome. The rum as a whole is pretty tasty, can be enjoyed either on the rocks or neat. Pretty decent libation overall. There is a decent level of wood, a touch of whiskey and not an ounce of sweetness. From start to finish this rum is very good and something to have on your shelf.
This is quite a dry, strong rum. A nice amount of burn, and there's quite some oak and spices in the flavours. Also some distant sweetness... Perfect for those moments when you "need a drink".
Well its a special one. Because it stood in a cognac barrel for several months it has that special cognac taste. In the nose it is spicey and dry. On the tongue some dark chocolat. You have to drink it with a good cigar :)
Huge Woody profile for this copper dark rum, lots of bitter chocolate, some vainilla, bit strong alcohol in the nose and some coffee as well, bit dry fruits on the taste.
The same you smell, same you taste!
Good body very dense, medium finish/end
I think it is a traditional XO rum, not sweet and probably very good for old fashion.
Great rum to introduce people to, well balanced great introduction to sipping rums for friends coming from bourbon.
This is a great starting place for someone looking at trying more expensive rums . Produced by mount gay I would never expect less then a clean rum that has lovely notes of caramel , suger and bannana.
Mount Gay Extra Old rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide