Mount Gay Extra Old Rum

70cl / 43%
Mount Gay Extra Old Rum
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A mellow, balanced rum from Barbados, Mount Gay Extra Old has been matured for at least eight years, creating subtle, fruity flavours. Notes of ripe bananas, freshly-baked pastry, toast and warm spices build into a smooth, rounded finish.

Founded in 1703 by John Sober and Sir John Gay, Mount Gay Rum distillery in Barbados has been producing quality rums since its inception. Using the extensive natural resources of the Caribbean island, Sir John Gay quickly started using molasses to create rich, balanced rums.

No Added Sugar or Flavourings


  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Ginger Ginger
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Apricot Apricot
  • Pineapple Pineapple
  • Banana Banana

Mount Gay Extra Old Rum Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by The Whisky Exchange

    • Nose:

      Stacks of fruit: raisins, prunes and sultanas with touches of banana and pineapple.

    • Palate:

      The fruit continues on the palate, accompanied by dark spice and a touch of char.

    • Finish:

      Long and spicy.

  • Tasting Notes by Simon Difford (CLASS Magazine)

    • Appearance:

      Clear, golden amber with polished gold highlights

    • Aroma:

      Spicy apricot, ripe banana and vanilla with rum and raison ice-cream.

    • Taste:

      Fiery but velvety, honeyed palate with cooked fruit, ripe banana, toffee apple and sweet pastry notes overlaid with spicy oak - cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

    • Aftertaste:

      Long dry oaky finish. Light-bodied but very rich and full-flavoured.

    • Rating:

      4/5 Praiseworthy

53 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    17 March

    Lovely smooth, mellow flavour tastes so good.

  • 4
    14 January

    Very good

  • 5
    5 December 2018

    Excellent rum; smooth and flavoursome. Not as sweet as some, but then it’s not full of added sugar and flavours like Diplomatico.

  • 5
    28 October 2018

    Outstanding paired with a Trinidad Topes limitada cigar

  • 5
    2 April 2018

    very smooth and lovely tasting drink

  • 5
    6 November 2017

    One of the best golden rums about. Five star.

  • 4
    2 October 2017

    MGXO is not as sweet as Zacapa 23 or Diplomatico Reserva ( green bottle) But is very balanced and quite elegant. It is a sipper, I do prefer Arcan Rum from Mauritius ( this is so special,bold flavour that stays elegant and special. Mount Gay XO is a very balance medium or more sweet Rum.

  • 5
    19 September 2017

    Agree with previous reviewers: rich, smooth and delicious. Loved the St Nicholas Abbey 12 year old rum also; exceptionally smooth

  • 5
    31 August 2017

    An exceptionally smooth flavoursome rum brings back happy memories of silver anniversary holiday in Barbados!

  • 5
    17 July 2017

    A rum to savour bringing back memories of the Lime Grove bar in Barbados.

  • 5
    8 May 2017

    Outstanding rum. A classic. The sophistication of whiskey with the soothing flavor of a pure rum.

  • 5
    3 March 2017

    Enjoyed this over two holidays in Barbados. Brought some back and it tastes almost as good in the UK (just the sun, smiles and reggae missing). A smooth rum which can be sipped or mixed (diet coke or ginger both work well).

  • 5
    26 February 2017

    Creme de la Creme

  • 4
    15 January 2017

    The world's best.

  • 5
    25 December 2016

    Deliciously sweet and fiery and sublime

  • 5
    19 December 2016

    Heaven in your mouth!

  • 5
    21 August 2016

    Fantastic. The Best Rum in the world. Mount Gay only have awesome Rums

  • 5
    17 June 2016

    Amazing taste and smoothness!

  • 5
    6 June 2016

    Lovely tasting rum,

  • 5
    6 April 2016

    the best, no more needs to be said!

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