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Jaycee

Posted 19 Oct '21 from Australia with 23 ratings

Hi All, I have a bottle of Mt Gay XO that has a sub heading of Reserve Cask but when I web search to re purchase it mostly comes up with XO Triple Cask.. Is it a case of new stock vs old stock or a completely different rum?

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kudzey (TASTING CLUB)

From Poland with 37 ratings Replied 19 Oct '21

These are different products, just like the Mount Gay XO peat smoke expression

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vomi1011

From Germany with 395 ratings Replied 19 Oct '21

The reserve cask is the old MG XO version from Allen Smith, the popular MG masterblender that was there for 25 years. The new masterblender Trudiann Branker changed the receipt and added a cognack finish. The triple cask is older and smoother (more balanced in my opinion).It's not that bright and sharp like the Reserve Cask from Allen Smith. But both are good Rums for a small budged and both tastes different. Not completely different, you still can say both are MG XOs, but there is a difference in the taste.

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Jaycee

From Australia with 23 ratings Replied 22 Oct '21

Thanks for the replies.. further, will there be limited supply then of the reserve cask I assume?

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vomi1011

From Germany with 395 ratings Replied 22 Oct '21

There is no supply of the reserve cask anymore. This rum has been discontinued and replaced by the triple cask.

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Jaycee

From Australia with 23 ratings Replied 22 Oct '21

Thanks again. There's some stock here in Australia so I'll pick up an extra. 

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Paul B

From United States with 420 ratings Replied 2 Nov '21

I ran across a bottle of the new Triple Cask XO today and paid $48 US for it. My only bottle of the original XO started out years ago at $41 US with an initial rating of 8. It slowly tumbled down to it's final resting place of a 3 and had me baffled. This memory did not stop me from buying this Triple Cask today. If I were still adding to my reviews, I would rate this new one as a 7.   I will give it at least a month to see if it also tumbles down like it's discontinued brother. Hopefully, it will not.

Update 4 days later: I would rate this Triple Cask XO as an 8. There is only one Foursquare ECS rum that I like better than this Bajan rum, and that is their Shibboleth (that is almost impossible to find). This rum on the other hand will be easy to find for years and it is very affordable. I need to stock up on it!

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