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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
Nice rum, distinct vanilla and caramel taste. Slightly bitter if I remember well. There is always something I can't recognize that can't me love this rum.
I had the chance to try this on vacation in Barbados and really enjoyed it. On the nose there is a lot of oak, molasses and spices. On the palate there are small hints of fruit and vanilla. This rum has no added sugar so you might think it is reminiscent of either a cognac or whiskey on the finish. Overall it's not a bad rum. It is not too bad in a rum and coke either. If you like it sweet, this is not for you, but if you like that strong oak finish, I say go for it.
First time I had this one wasn’t the best I’ve ever had but after few months I tried it once more and it got me down. Taste is so full and good. What I love the most is the colour.
You really can't go wrong with this rum. Complex, balance and nice flavour profile. A respectable price point makes this rum a worthy everyday drink.
Perfect score for this XO. All around smooth, well balanced spices, oaky finish to it. Not too sweet. High class rum at an affordable price ! Cheers
Smooth, intense, not very sweet, for me first a little bit similar taste to Appleton Estate 12, but the finish is different and long. Perfect for bourbon lovers, not my favourite, but high quality.
Excellent Rum at a great price. Has a very pleasant aroma, the taste has a very nice natural sweetness to it, very smooth and easy to drink. I absolutely love this stuff. Get it while you still can because this blend is not being produced anymore. Cheers!
"Mount Gay Extra Old rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide"
"The nose is very fruity. Raisin, prunes and currants with a little banana and some tropical fruits a little pineapple perhaps."
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