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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.
Fruity on the nose with overripe banana and spice. A light fruity flavor with hints of dunder and a little warmth. A long finish with a spicy reminder left behind.
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.
This is somewhat dry with a woody, complex flavor. While it's a good sipper, it seems pricey for my taste. Update: this was based on a single sample at a rum tasting and I'm no longer rating rum until I've tasted it more thoroughly. I plan to update and revise this soon.
Po dva večery jsem testoval tohoto Gaye, jednou přímé srovnání s Pampero Aňiversario, podruhé s Diplomatico Añejo.
Aroma: Kávový likér, jako by na mě vykoukla Kahlúa, ale jen s částí své sladkosti, tady jí je špetka. (85 b)
Chuť: Dřevitost, kořenitost, charakterem spíš do whisky než do rumu. Trochu v chuti zklamal.
Dochuť krátká, dřevitá. (82 b)
Shrnutí: Oproti Pampero je Gay rozhodně méně rumový, Pampero je sladší, vyzrálejší a lahodnější.
Za dochuť a celkový charakter se přikloňuji k nižší známce a zaokrouhluju směrem dolů.
Tastes great. Dry finish and full aroma. More a scotch than a rum.
If you ate lining for something different you found it.
Really like the taste and finish of this rum. I drink it over ice frequently.
Für mich der Rum für alle Tage. Pur. Sanft. Bem Preis - sensationell
Oodles of flavour! This is one of my favourite rums that doesn't break the bank. Way more flavour than regular Mount Gay Eclipse.
Good but did not have that special taste to give it a better ranking. Just not that great in my opinion.
First impressions are of butterscotch and leather. Then oaky and dry. The finish is oaky and spicy.
(Called XO here in Ontario, Canada)
Very good rum.
Warm, spicy and dry. Apart from the usual rum flavours, maybe a hint of grape but not that overly flavourful.
Well priced. I drink it neat however I don't mind mixing it for guests.
Good any way you want it. Neat, mixed, whatever. Reminds me of butterscotch lifesavers without the intense sweet.
I've bought this bottle so many times I've lost track. This is more of a consistent, accessible, versatile rum baseline for me. It's not your top shelf, but I'm yet to be disappointed by it. It's very smooth and on the sweeter side. It's a little pricey to be considered a mixer rum, but it's availability makes that guilt free.
Worth to try, it has its character and is nice with coke. Woody and kind of a sweet.
This is a nice rum with a bit strong punch. Works really well with a couple of drops of water. Quite dry.
MG XO is sweet, smooth and subtile while being full of oaky and leathery character. One fails to notice the 43 % and remains amazed by this excellent rum.
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.
Real 8 yo. Not my. Imperial better. Have a good history
Excellent smell, good taste, wonderfull price
God rom, der overrasker
For the price this is an exceptional value in that it has a wonderful full body aroma and a very smooth taste and finish.
A very nice rum and with the $$. I would drink this daily if I could find it all the time. Nice froth with soda and well-balanced on the rocks. Can't go wrong.
This rum has a wonderful smell but the taste doesn't quite match up. If like a bit less burn.
A well balanced rum
Mount Gay Extra Old rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide