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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.
Hyvää rommia. Joskin itse tykkään Plantation tyyppisistä makeista enemmän. Tämä on kuitenkin rähän mennessä parasta laatuaan.
A tad astringent initially but quite complex when given time to breathe. Praised for being a true rum without any added sugar or flavourings.
Medium color - VERY long on the palate - not too sweet, definite rum flavor unlike some rums that taste more like vanilla extract, perfume or molasses. This is the real deal in sipping rum.
Love the nose of this rum especially the longer it sits in the glass. It gains more complexity. Molasses, cinnamon, oak and hints of citrusy fruit. Not to be mixed. Sip away my friends.
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...
Vyborna koupe, doporucuji, spis whiskovy, malo sladky, nedoslazovany. Vune nasladla, jemna, je citit vanilka a dubove drevo. Chut jemna, kulata a hladka, na jazyku je citit drevo a staroba. Mohu doporucit jako zajimavou alternativu k podobme drahym rumum zacapa a legendario, kde se lisi hlavne svoji sladkosti
I like this better than old cask. It's very balanced, not as much fruit, drier than I expected, but in a good way. Price is great. It's not as versatile as eclipse, but it is more flavorful and definitely a great sipping rum.
This Rum was a big surprise for us. It won the rum tasting that night from default, had the least in the bottle when the night was over. That's one way we judge the winner - whats left at the end of the night.
Very well balanced rum . Sweet, but not to sweet. Smooth, but with just a little bite.
Very good value for us, will keep a bottle in the cabinet.
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.
A very well balanced Rum that is sweet enough for being a great and easy sipper, but has various notes of quite spicy aromas like oak, wood and almost cinnamon. Not too sweet though to show its various aromas.
Definitely one to try out!
Great rum to drink on every occasion. I read a lot about and also that there should be no sugar added? I don't no. It is not that sweet, but?
What I liked best are the taste of dryed fruits and the hints of caramel.
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.
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.
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