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Even with familiar notes of vanilla and oak, this first encounter with Mount gay Eclipse Heritage Crisp & Aromatic will be the last. halfway down the bottle the thought struck me that this rum is best served in the company of a coca cola. As part of a Cuba Libre, Mount gay Eclipse Heritage Crisp & Aromatic delivers the goods 😛
Very light vanilla and oak aroma. taste is smooth again with vanilla but missing any complexity. Aftertaste is slightly smoky and spiced. Not bad, but nothing special. 6.5 points
Not a lot of flavors on this rum, nor aromas. Seems light on all characteristics actually. Mix with a Cola not bad. Again, it’s not a bad rum, just mute.
Drank neat without ice. I agree with the comments about slight throat burn, but that lasted for me for only the first few sips. Its quite sweet but I liked that (I'm not usually into sweet drinks) and I found it had a fruity/oaky hint (although my tastebuds are inexperienced when it comes to rum). My wife bought this on special at the local supermarket and I'm pleased she did, I'd certainly get another bottle and found it very easy to drink.
Not very satisfying, I like to sip my rums but thos is one is so packed with alchc and sugar I can't really taste anything and burns ya throat too, I've heard the other mount gay editions are better, not for me
My usual go-to for mixing is Doorly's XO, but I was in a bind and purchased this bottle at a supermarket rather than my usual specialty store, and their rum selection was very small. It's fine for mixed drinks, though I can't savor it neat. At $23 I'm not complaining...the only previous Mount Gay I've tried is their Black Barrel at twice the price. I won't be repurchasing either variety, the best I can say is that they suffice in an emergency.
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