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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.
Nice aroma with vanila, wood and spicy.
Smooth taste more on dry side. Lighter body, but enjoyable. Longer aftertaste with oak tones. This one won't be love on first taste, but more experienced drinkers will enjoy the real taste not covered by added sugar or spicy.
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
Mouais bof, guère plus intéressant que le 1703...
One of the first fine rums I have tasted, very smooth, tastes great pure. Very smooth and complex.
First tried it at a Mount Gay launch party. Decent for sipping and compliments cola well(blasphemy). Smooth with pleasant aftertaste. A product of fine aging yielding a complex blend of flavor.
It is hard to find a bar that carries really good sipping rums, this one of them if you can find it on the back bar. A must try.
(cheap enough to not feel bad mixing it...)
Un rhum d'une grande légèreté, au nez agréable bien que légèrement piquant. En bouche, ses racines sont très présentes et l'on ressent bien tout le barbarisme des fûts américains. Bien que l'alcohol soit évident, il n'est pas fatal pour les papilles et tient plus de la chaleur virile que de la brûlure amère. Le Mount Gay XO n'est pas d'une grande douceur mais sait séduire par son nez attractif et sa finale d'une remarquable finesse.
A smooth and easy to drink rum. Leaves you warm without a burn.
For being the oldest rum distillery still standing, wow do they know how to make a great rum. Buttery, spicy and semi-dry blending into smooth again, this is hands down my favorite "3-fold" rum... Spice, butter, sweet.
this one is nice on its own i love it
Very Nice Smooth rum, great daily drinker
Best Mount Gay I've had straight.
Solid quality product from a historic distillery. No too harsh
My go-to for sipping. For the price I'd venture off and try others in the price range.
Tried it this afternoon. I expected more syrupy from an old rum. It's a little antiseptic under the nose, and a little harsh in the throat, but there's a nice short textured finish. I wouldn't rank it up there, because I didn't experience a strong personality, but it comes in classy glass bottle nips. So if you're flying or in a hotel room, go for this one!
Excellent sipper, nice smoky flavor with the right amount of vanilla/banana sweetness. Also very smooth. One complaint though is pricing. In the US, it is just too expensive for its quality. Caribbean retail price is fairer, but the real place to buy this is at duty free in the Caribbean. Here you can get it at $25 or thereabouts which is a steal.
Mount Gay Extra Old rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide