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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 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.
J'ai mis une note de 7.5, mais c'est à cause que je le prend avec du cola au du perrier. Bon rhum qui a un gout de bois du baril.
I have seen some negative ratings for this rum in a few places; I have to say, I was surprised.
This is some tasty stuff!!
If it wasn't for the finish which is really dry and slightly bitter and tends to linger longer then i would prefer; this would be an 8 or 9.
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.
Lækker rom fra Barbados.
Naturlig sødme er at foretrække
This is definitely one of the finest rums I have ever had. First time was actually at the Mount Gay distillery in Barbados... a must visit for anyone ever visiting Barbados.
What can I say, this is not Real navy Rum, but, you will love this. aroma,taste,smell,easy.
This is real rum. Nice and dry with loads of flavour. Excellent as a sipper. Excellent as a base for old fashioneds.
Go buy it now. Support real distillers that dont add things after distillation.
good stuff, balanced so well, sugar is a bit taste, and you feel its natural, totally toned, nice fruit catch, ice sip
Rum di grado alcolico elevato,43 gradi, appena aperto e lasciato a.riposare per almeno 5 minuti.
all' assaggio il rum non perde la sua vena alcolica elevata.
legno,caffe, gli aromi che si assaporano subito. sembra quasi uno whisky.
dolce ma non troppo
43€ il prezzo
personale classifica :
Diplomatico reserva exclusiva
president marti 19 old
Mount gay XO
Don papa aged in oak
One of my favourite runs, not overly sweet with a nice smooth taste
Barbadian rums can perform and this one can hold its own with most
Tiene un hermoso color ámbar. En nariz el coco es intenso pero también madera, poco dulce. En boca se repite el coco, también el amargo de la madera. No quema en boca pero si calienta el estomago. Me gusta mucho. Debe ser uno de los mejores rones en relación calidad-precio.
I Like it. It's Strong, but Also very mild. Not very sweet, but Just about enough. For me this is a good rum to compare other rums to. I'm personally a bigger fan of sweeter rums. But this one is a very good rum!
Better than the average. Something missing to gain a "9". The smoked taste maybe confused me. I will try it again and i will rate one more time
First of all - I like sweet rums. Not Diplomatico sweet, but let's say I like them when they are a bit sweetened. This rum, when actually not sweetened, really surprised me though...
Mount Gay Black Barrel was a bit underwhelming for me. Pretty bland and not memorable. And so on one side, I was sceptical when reaching for the XO, on the other I was looking forward to it. When I poured the first glass of this rum, I was struck by the smell of alcohol and a combination of some wood and little bit of fruits. The taste was good, but actually not that great. Well good for me I poured some more! The second and third glass were surprisingly sweet for a non-sweetened rum. The alcohol harshness faded away and I was left with a nice, decently sweet rum with just the right ammount of complexity. TIP: Let the rum sit for a while after pouring. Let it "open" and the smell and taste of alcohol will go away.
Like I said, I like sweet rums and this is not actually a "sweet" rum, since there shouldn't be any sugar added. But when you let the rum sit for a while, you'll get a nice quality product worth a buy. Miles better than the Black Barrel. This rum won't be my "go to" rum, but when I get tired of all the sugar in the other rums, I will pour some of this.
Heard a lot of the rum that is downright hyped in the forums / reviews because Mount Gay doesn't use additives. For this reason I was very excited to try it.
It has no added sugar, but is still moderately sweet.
Scent: a lot of vanilla, dry fruits (plum), wood, spice
Flavor: a lot of vanilla, some caramel (slightly sweet), wood, some fruit, old musty leather
It's intensive in the smell and taste.
It's warm and spicy.
It's a good natural rum and cheep for this intensive taste and smell. I paid just 28€ for a bottle.
Age: 8-15 years
Barrel: used American oak barrels that had previously held bourbon
Master Blender: Allen Smith
Ok, it’s still not cheap but such a good rum, full flavoured and free of additives. Next step up is the Four Square Sixty Six rum.
Not worth writing home about. Good for mixed drinks but not rich enough as a sipper
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.
"Mount Gay Extra Old rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide"