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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.
Dette er en hæderlig rom, men når man begynder at lære andre rom at kende. Så falder den her bare ud, den er kedelig og tilbyder intet.
A very good rum from the Barbados. I reaaly like the bottle also.
this is a very tasty melasse rum. Coffee and sweetnes in nose snd by drinking.
Having had the Mount Gay Eclipse multiple times I was quite intrigued to see if there was a noticeable difference in the step up to the XO. There is. Its not the smoothest rum I’ve tried but its easy to drink on its own and even better with a cube or two of ice.
I bought this rum because of the relatively good comments that I heard about it. After tasting it, I was unimpressed. I do not think I can describe its flavor with enthusiasm as is the case with other rums, but it was OK. It is on the side of the sweet rums, perhaps some caramel somewhere, some honey, but nothing really exciting. I mean it achieves a minimum standard set by rums of similar price in the sense that its quality is acceptable, but that is all.
Aroma: karamel, hout, alcohol.
Smaak: licht zoet. Alcohol op een goede manier aanwezig. Karamel en eikenhout.
Nasmaak: ietwat zoet, eindigt droog.
Prima rum van de oudste rum distillerij ter wereld.
Now, this is a very good rum, nose has notes of carmel, vanilla, spice and some dry currants. Firm body, long lingering finish are a bonus to this quality rum.
Mount Gay XO is a good rum for mixing. Enjoyable for sipping when others aren't available, but enough rough edges to make it harsh.
Reasonably smooth and complex. Bought on sale, waiting for next sale.
i was given a bottle for Christmas last year and thought I would try on New Year's Eve. Hal a bottle later I decided it was one of the smoothest I have ever tasted with a lovely warmth and depth.
My overall winner, great for the money, holds complexity and flavours.
Für mich ein toller Rum aus Barbados - sehr geschmacksvoll . Als Sipping Rum geeignet.
good rum, nothing bad but for me there is better than this in the same category
Color: reddish gold
Nose: Oh yes, there's so much going on here. Just for starters I'm getting maple syrup, burnt brown sugar, ripe persimmons, apples, vanilla, oak sap, sawdust. Adding a drop of water turns things creamier, cola and cream soda come through.
Thick oily legs slowly stroll down the sides of the glass.
Taste: similar to nose with strong baked apples, brown sugar, cola. Medium finish that's very good but the nose is the main attraction here. Well done!
aunque no es el 1706, este ron esta a su altura, esta alrededor de $30, pruébenlo y no se arrepentiran
Not too sweet, and it has complex tastes. One of the my best favorite rum in this price range.
One hell of a good rum and worth buying. IF you are looking for a rum that's not been played like adding extra sugar then go for this it has none.
Took a tour of the Mount Gay Distillery in Barbados and liked OX over the 1703. It was more appealing to my palate and at less than half the price....
This is nice, it is not a overly sweet rum a happy middle. You can drink this straight or with ice or a little lemon juice squeezed in. Mixing with normal mixers is a waste to the rum. If mixed with these drinks you will not appreciate the full flavour.
has a woody aroma with a dry finish.
Tried it on the rocks, next time I'll try it straight up.
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.
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Mount Gay Extra Old rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide