A recently-released special edition of Mount Gay, 1703 was the year the distillery was started, making it arguably the world's oldest surviving distillery. Blended by master distiller Allen Smith using rums aged between ten and thiry years old.
Nose: Very complex – rich, oaky notes, along with sweet spice, liquorice and honey.
Palate: The wood is very apparent, then waves of cinnamon and nutmeg appear, balanced by rich mocha notes.
Finish: Toasty oak and Christmas-cake spices – delicious!
Customer Reviews:(5 reviews)
As a committed follower in the mount gay camp and a veteran of several distillery tours, a bottle of the tricentennial and a huge fan of the difficult to find cave Shepard I sampled this with an air of excitement and trepidation... It's very good but a Zacapa XO for similar money satisfies more...
- Mike Wood, 15th Dec '13
Bought a bottle on my last visit to the lovely Isle. Sublime!
- Steve, 18th Aug '12
just had a sample at uk rumfest 2011 after sweet talking the demo staff-wasn't meant to be given out free!! the best tasting rum i think i have ever had! going to buy several bottles now!
- Ian, Plymouth, 18th Oct '11
Outstanding. This is the most cognac-like rum I have. Just superb, absolutely lingering, smooth, complex. First bottle is almost half way down but I have 2 more in stock :)It's needed to be said it won 2 awards at the recent Golden Rum Barrel Awards held in London. Best carribean rum aswell voted to be the best rum being aged for 15 years or more.Highly Recommended !!!
- lesist, 24th Dec '10
A rum worth a few lines. I tasted this during my visit in Barbados and in my surprise it was something next to excellent. Smooth on the nose and a warm and smooth taste. Bought two bottles of it, one for a whiskey club I'm a member of and one just for my self.
- Double, 25th Nov '10
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