£71.36 per litre
The 2020-release of Mount Gay XO rum is made with rums matured in a combination of American whiskey, ex-bourbon and ex-Cognac casks for between five and 17 years. The result is a spicy, fruity rum with a creamy, smooth palate.
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The Whisky Exchange head buyer Dawn Davies MW and Mount Gay brand ambassador Miguel Smith taste the Mount Gay XO, dig into its history and talk about its new look.
Established on Barbados in 1703, Mount Gay can make a credible claim to being the world's oldest, continuously-operational distillery.
Having made traditional Barbados rum for more than three centuries, it's safe to say Mount Gay knows its business, and now produces rums in a variety of styles, from young, fragrant spirits perfect for cocktails, to well-aged rums matured in a wide variety of cask types – and often more than one.
Mount Gay has helped to sculpt the very foundations of Barbadian rum – even, indeed, of rum itself.
£78.14 per litre
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