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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.
MGXO has a super nice balance of dry, smokey, sweet, and oaky barrel flavor. There are hints of marshmallow like vanilla along with chocolate and some leather n oak. Some subtle dried cherries and molasses flavor as well. I'm a bourbon fan which may be why I like this so much. There is a noticeable complexity of flavors it has besides just sweetness. There is a wonderful dry element to this one and I prefer it on the rocks at 43% alcohol. Extremely happy with this and will definitely be buying again. Update: coming back to this was difficult at first, I have tried so many "premium" sugary rums since and I couldn't appreciate it the way I used to. Over a few sessions of sipping at first it was just too hot and I could only taste the alcohol, then I added a little bit of water and time to the equation. After breathing and a dab of water I was able to recollect my initial love for this rum with its natural dry fruit/molasses sweetness and smooth finish. It's notably smoother on the finish than Doorly's 12 year and I can say that for sure now.
Tres long et rond en bouche. Meilleur que le 1703. Assez fruité mais reste très equilibré.
Son caractère riche de chêne est équilibré à la perfection avec des notes de banane mûre et de pain grillé, suivis par la vanille, de la pâtisserie et épices chaudes.
The nose is very dry, not very expressive. Taste is OK but without glitter (a bit of a shame for the price...). Not my favorite rum style anyway.
Had it in a bar in Southampton. Nice rum, very fruity in the nose, though not overly complex. Quite a dry finish.
Nice bottle including official markings on bottle neck label. Can't totally say what I think yet. Stay tuned...
It took me a few years to truly appreciate this rum. It really does measure up incredibly well, and it’s a great rum to give to whisky drinkers who can really appreciate it. I used to drink it with an ice cube but now tend to go for just a drop of water.
Toujours agréable grace ses notes fruités et sa persistance en bouche !
Finished out the evening in Toronto with this gem. Good flavor but nothing that would led me to seek it out again.
This is a nice rum, but I'm at a loss to describe the taste in specifics. I can compare it to RL Seale's, but perhaps a little lighter tasting and with a slightly less smooth finish. I can't imagine too many people being disappointed with it. However, it's still not one I'd purchase again, unless there were no other/better choices.
I bought this because I enjoy Mount Gay black barrel and i thought this would be good too. It's a good sipper and a good mixer is well.
Wouldn't mix this. It reminds me of a scotch. I wouldn't even put ice in this.
This is just a touch smoother than the Mount Gay Black Barrel. It's also heavier ( fuller ) taste wise. I gave the Black Barrel a 7. This one gets an 8. I like it with pineapple juice or orange juice.
Little bit heavier. Not the best idea to drink too much from it. But on the other very smooth rum . loved it
Sugar: 2 gpl. This is a very smooth but dry rum. It's meant for sipping and not mixing, but you could mix it as it doesn't have any added sweetness. Nice taste of oak, caramel, butterscotch, and some aroma of leather or tobacco and of course the oak. I give this one an 8 and it's comparable with a high end Appleton. Some comparison to Flor de Cana as well. Can't wait to try the 1703.
Tres bon rhum , tres doux, boisé , un peu fumée, fruité sans etre trop sucré.
MGXO is the best I had so far. It has rich nose, the palette is something I've never experienced with another rum. I adore how it's fruity but not sweet, it's subtle and smooth. It has almost everything I find appealing on rum.
A little pricey compared to many other of my favorites in the 8, 9, 10 ranges. But not the most expensive and reasonable enough to keep in your rotation. Yum.
En god rom fra Barbados, men ikke så dog som jeg havde troet af en XO.
Egentlige dejlig smag med noter af tobak og ??
God lang eftersmag, men ikke på højde med andre XO'er.
Great bottle, mediocre an unremarkable rum. Looks impressive, but the quality taste just isn't present.
Since writing my first review on this I have upgraded it 1 point because I have come to appreciate that this simple and uncomplicated rum is an actual delight to serve neat or as a mixer. Either way it is pleasant, tasty without trying too hard.
its has a nice taste and deep balanced for a very good pricing
J'ai commandé cette bouteille sans vraiment en attendre beaucoup et j'ai été très agréablement surpris : c'est rudement bien fait étant donné le prix ! Alors il n'a pas une forte personnalité, il ne laisse pas un souvenir impérissable, il n'est pas hors du commun mais ce qu'il fait il le fait bien. Il est très bien équilibré avec un juste dosage de sucre, d'épice et de fruit. Il se boit aisément avec beaucoup de plaisir sans jamais être ennuyeux. Bref à ce tarif c'est un grand standard à découvrir et à faire découvrir. Je n'hésiterai pas à le recommander à ceux qui souhaitent s'essayer au rhum !
got to try some at the golf course. It was good good good. Smooth easy drinking.
A bit too much of a bite for me , i prefer it in a longer drink. Very flavoursome but the aftertaste is just a bit too much for my palette , good value though for a very decent and well made Barbados rum.
Mount Gay Extra Old rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide