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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.
This is what rum should taste like! A quite affordable sipper that's not sweet, yet retains a fruity quality. The rum against which all rum should be measured!
edited to add sugar test results- 0g
Picked it up on an airport deal. Was very disappointed. Not even good enough for a evening sipping rum. Used it as a mixer. Too bad, nice bottle, nice color.
nez doux, caramel
Rhum équilibré avec des notes de fruits murs, banane séchée
The epitome of Barbados rums, generally viewed as one of the best in the world. Complex, rich, spicy, NO added sugar - everything a great aged rum should be.
I surprisingly didn't enjoy my first tasting of Mount Gay Extra Old Rum. It came through very spicy with a long and tart finish. There wasn't the smoothness I typically associate with aged rums, but moreso a bite typical to gold rums. For now I'm sticking with 4/10 until further review.
I found it rough to drink, but ok just nothing special about it.
honey, vanilla spice and oak flavor, pretty smooth. this honestly goes down way too easy neat.
Dry and oaky, with a long finish and some kick - rock solid sipper
Had it for the first time last weekend. It is awesome. Very smooth and not overly sweet
Smooth rum with a little warmth after taste. a good rum
Awesome!!! One of the best Rums in the world.🇧🇧🇧🇧🇧🇧
This is an OK rum, not bad nor great. I prefer sweet rums and Mount Gay XO is probably more appreciated by those of you that wants a little more dry type.
For its price, MGXO is just a steal. Great robust whisky like taste, always prepared to be poured into a glass. No strong alcohol odour or aftertaste. Always have at least one bottle in your collection.
Rigtig fin rom, som er god og tør. Den mangler lidt på eftersmagen, men den er rigtig god
Rigtig fin rom, lidt skarpere i smagen end mange af de helt søde. Smagen holder desværre ikke helt længe nok til at komme længere op på skalaen
Not my favorite but it’s a nice sipper if you’re looking for a rum without much (any?) added sweetness. Needs a little time in the glass to mellow but pretty enjoyable thereafter.
Got a. Outlet of this for XMAS .....never tried it before ...as I am an Appleton fan ...well, shut the front door ..this is REMARKABLE rum ...slowly as it enters your mouth to the finish ..there is an euphoria of warmth from this rum ...goes GREAT in front of the fire on the rocks !!
Dieser Rum ist sehr ausgeglichen. Wunderbare dezente Süsse mit einer Fülle an Aromen
Vona prijemna, nasladla, menej vyrazna. Co sa tyka chuti, cakal som suchsi rum. Na moje prekvapenie, ale az tak suchy nebol. Prijemne sladkavy, je citit drevitost. V celku podareny kusok od najstarsieho svetoveho producenta rumu.
This rum have been stored in bourbon barrels, and it makes it special. I usually prefere more sugar in my rum, but this one have learned me to enjoy less sugar. Higly recommended rum, and it may be a step further in my rum experience.
It is similar but stronger to zacapa 23.
Intense. Small finish. Oak. It is not sweet. Nuts
A fine sipping rum. If you prefer mixing with coke, try the Silver or Eclipse instead.
What is there to say. A very good rum that has lots of flavour.
Mount Gay Extra Old rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide