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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.
Mount Gay XO je melasovy rum,čo cítiť už vo vôni. Je naozaj nádherná a človeka pred ochutmanim správne naladí. Chuťovo to však pre mňa bol lepsi priemer,ktorý určite neurazí,ale výrazne nenadchne. Cítiť alkoholovu stopu, náznaky ovocia. Má vyšší obsah alkoholu 43%
So, i have a bottle that is like 13 years old, so my review is based on that (1 Litre btw) and not on its recent descendant. Mount Gay people say that the juice is the same but i d be a bit sceptical. If it is the same, if you re looking for a good, affordable aged Rum, look no further. Great doesnt do it justice, insert a more fancy word.
Nose is molasses, vanilla, cocoa, oak
Palate is sharp in the begining but smoothens out, with vanilla leading and followed by fruit like plums and cherries and then bourbon oak finally making its appearence, giving you an oaky finish. This oaky finish could be a bit unpleasant to some so you could rate it 1 down.
Could drink this rum every day and it's nice that its price tag is where it is xD Hard to find a better quality/money ratio.
I had many trips to Cuba and always enjoyed Havana Club 7 yo. Up until now I did not try anything else except Cuban rum. Once I've brought from there Santiago de Cuba 11yo and have found it so smooth and delicius compared to HC. Since then I've discovered world is full of different rums ). Had tried 12 of them so far. And I will rate them comparing to HC as the base rated 6.
I only bought this as it was on special offer. I had previously tried Mount Gay "Black Barrel" and was totally underwhelmed by it, very mediocre to say the least. This stuff however, is in another league altogether. A myriad of wonderful flavours, a lovely after burn, but in no way harsh, this is "real" Rum. I would definitely buy this again.
Mount Gay - brand in coming from Barbados and its most oldest operating Rum distillery at the moment since 1703. You can find this year on the every bottle. But Mount Gay was not original brand ‘name’. It was renamed in 1801 from ‘Mount Gilboa’ in honor after
John Gay Alleyne death, who was business manager and latter lead company. Today ‘Mount gay distilleries Ltd’ produces also rum with old brand name - Mount Gilboa.
But now let’s come back to Mount Gay XO. This one is blend of different rums aged from 8 to 15 years. And don’t forget about double pot still distillation.
Color: beautiful deep amber color. But very clean, you can easily see all details through glass.
Nose: spicy, honey, molasses
Palate: very warm, little bit spicy, touch of wood and oak notes. Smoky and heavy aftertaste.
"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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