Mount Gay Extra Old Rum70cl / 43%
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Mount Gay Extra Old Rum Reviews
Tasting Notes by Simon Difford (CLASS Magazine)
Clear, golden amber with polished gold highlights
Spicy apricot, ripe banana and vanilla with rum and raison ice-cream.
Fiery but velvety, honeyed palate with cooked fruit, ripe banana, toffee apple and sweet pastry notes overlaid with spicy oak - cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
Long dry oaky finish. Light-bodied but very rich and full-flavoured.
28 Customer Reviews
Ice, XO and a splash of bitters will have you back on Dover or Rockley Beach. Perfect rum.
The best rum I have tasted and a favourite of mine since my first visit to Barbados in 1987. Smooth, rich flavour with a hint of bourbon hiding in the background. Great on its own but also superb with coke. A "pint of Bajan" is a must to quench that thirst. Recommended.
One of my favourite rums. Sip it on a Tuesday afternoon with some tropical fruit, brown sugar and your choice of junk food and half a bottle later you become ridiculously handsome.
Not a favourite rum, but I managed to polish off half a bottle one Saturday morning without realising. You get a brown sugar sweetness and some tropical fruit - its the junk food of the rum world (in a good way) and shouldn't be compared to 'sipping' rums, although its worth noting that half bottle vanished without mixer or ice.
You can taste the Carribean Sun! On a cold Winters night it warms the soul.
Another staple of mine! I have come to judge bars on their selection of rum and whisky. This is one of the marker bottles I look for along with Diplomatico ER. A very good rum for the price. If you like your sipping rum, get a bottle of this, El Dorado 15 and Diplomatico ER
This stuff is pure gold,open the bottle and drink it,no coke, no ice. Epic.
Out of the premium rums i have tried this one is hard to beat for the money. Rich aromas of brown sugar, honey and vanilla oak also translate to the palate. A good all rounder and exceptional value!
As a known drinker of Mount Gay Eclipse I was bought a bottle of the Extra Old as a gift and all I can say is it is quite simply amazing. It has a much greater depth of flavour than the Eclipse, with a hint of peaty whisky about it. It almost seemed like sacrilege to try to tame it with a dash of Fentimen's tonic water. I will most certainly be purchasing more in the not too distant future.