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Mount Gay Black Barrel is a small batch, handcrafted rum created by master distiller Allen Smith. It is a blend of both matured double pot distillates and aged column distillates which are finished in Bourbon oak barrels.
I found this very rounded and a mellow sipper. Also great in a cocktail. Usually I drink whisky, now I’m searching for rum without or only few sugar.
Lots of flavour, surprised me with very matured taste, cask comes through quite fast. The following evening it tasted maybe even better, maybe a hint toward Cognac in flavour but with much more cask, also hints of whiskey. Long and round aftertaste, really enjoyed it. Very complex taste. Not to sweet, maybe with a taste of caramel as well. Low price and great value, will absolutely buy this again.
This is fairly smooth with a small bite at the end but the flavor is decent. While it's still a moderately proofed rum, it's more powerful than some. That said, it's semi-sweet with a nutty flavor. All that adds up to a very solid rum. Definitely worth trying.
This rum is good for it’s money. Tastes Well and leaves u with a feeling, that u should visit all the small islands around Barbados and drink rum.
I don't like my rum all bourboned up like this.
It was a lovely Mt. Gay rum that they ruined by finishing in bourbon casks.
With that said, I've enjoyed it in place of my usual Barbados rums.
Decent Corn n' oil.
This I had at a steakhouse in Houston. It wasn’t terrible but was in my opinion completely overhyped. Little to no taste except for alcohol, which I like my rum to have a little flavor.
Initial smell wasn’t very good - chemical/alcohol. Then I’m thinking … oh no. But then I sipped. I’m an advanced intermediate rum drinker - by no means an expert.
I could taste the caramel immediately, but in a good way. To me, it’s not as sweet as Diplomatico Reserva. Reminded me of Brach’s caramel candy squares I used to eat as a kid.
No burn, no bad after taste. And after a few great sips, I smelled again and could cleanly smell caramel.
I can’t wait to taste the “better” Dictador’s. But I will say that this was a fine introduction. I look forward to sipping XO.
But in the meantime, I’m going to enjoy the rest of the bottle. For $25 US, I’d say it is one hell of a rum. I’m kinda sad that it was the last bottle at TWN & they didn’t have a label on the shelf, so it was the last bottle :(
Can’t believe that the coffee and orange bottles were a higher price. I definitely recommend giving it a try!
"Sipped the Black Barrel certainly gives some of the oaky notes of a bourbon but also makes the mouth water."
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