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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.
Perfect balance sweet and spicy. More on the spicy side
The barrel aging comes through strong and its pretty darn dry so if you have a sugar tooth your not going to like this. This is a straight up neat in a tumbler whisky and rye drinkers rum. I like that it's bottled at 43% the extra heat makes for a warming session. This is perfect cool weather rum for occasions such as an evening spent on the beach.
I'm doing a side by side with the Brugal 1888 which has a higher grassy cane tone and maybe for that a justified 40% hence smoother quality but still I just think all rum should be bottled above 80 proof.
Both are top notch and side by side it's like Simon and Garfunkel but your not sure which one is Simon.
If you are exploring the world of Rum such as I and are coming from a single malt or bourbon background than this is a 100% sure bet must try at least once. It may not be your favorite but there is no way your going to be disappointed. For me I have placed a rather large 'YES' stamp on my file card.
I now know this is the goods.
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.
Au nez on a un rhum complexe
Un peu plus limité à la dégustation.
Arriere gout assez fort.
CAUTION!! If I had based on the ratings of this rum on the site, I would never have tried it.
We can't just rely on other people's opinions, especially when they don't have good taste.
This is the best rum in price range so far!!!
Nose: molasses, oak, vanilla and cinnamon.
Palate: no sweet, oaky, oily and incredibly smooth.
It has absolutely no smell or taste of alcohol.
One of the best rum I have ever tasted in my life. Amazing!!
Look I’m not a HUGE fan of Barbados rum but I can’t rate on personal likes or dislikes , this is a very good rum and well worth picking up a bottle, I enjoy it a a mixer for sure
It took some time until I was able to appriciate this one. On the nose you can smell o lot of wood and smoke. First sip is a bit sharp but after that you can recognize hints of vanilla, nuts and oak with smoky tones. Great dry rum if you want to try something else than sweet rums.
This is not a bad rum, but not for me. If you like the sweeter rums this is not for you. Also to dry for my taste.
Great one !! I was very much impressed by it ! Sweet yet dry. Spicy yet not too much !! Great one for 47$ CA. A little less burn than the el dorado 12 say !
I found this rum somewhat harsh and did not enjoy it as a stand alone sipper, Descent on the rocks or as a mixer if you are so inclined.
Great tasting rum, caramel, vanilla, oak, love the viscosity on this one, supper buttery and oily in the finish. Even though is 43% it still super smooth and easy to enjoy. This is a fantastic spirit, one my favorites so far.
This used to be much, much better - Now it is ok, and enjoyable. Bourbon cask offers vanilla (natural kind - not added essence), molasses, dried fruit, a bit creamy in character. Delivers - with no additives. I cannot help think it is filtered and blended a bit too much.
A spicy caramel start with easy finish. Nothing offensive about this one. Good rum to share with friends or a coworker you don’t fully trust yet
An excellent rum. Tastes of caramel with a bit of spice. Smooth finish. Highly recommend
I developed a love for Rum when I lived for 10 years in the US Virgin Islands. But Rum is generally ignored by most of my friends, except as a mixer in drinks with little umbrellas in them. Well, I have opened a few eyes with Mt. Gay XO. The subtle flavor from the bourbon barrels makes this Rum unique. Smooth, dry, with a sweet nose. By the way, I paid 170 NIS, which beats the Partner Price of 176.50 NIS.
Stunning bottle preserving a stunning rum worth sharing with good friends over a glowing fire!
Žádný moučník, ostrý, ale pitelný rum, předčil očekávání
Nice colour. Nice nose Nice taste. This is how a rum should be
Mount Gay Extra Old rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide