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Mount gay black barrel rum

Mount Gay Black Barrel is a small batch, handcrafted rum recently created by master distiller Allen Smith. It is a blend of both matured double pot distillates and aged column distillates which are finished in Bourbon oak barrels. The unique blend delivers a bold and balanced flavour.

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Charred oak barrel notes open up to leave you with a classic pot still Bajan rum.

Different and very nice if you like an oaky feel to your drink. A very nice sipper

I enjoy sipping bourbon and whisky, preferably neat. Occasionally I'll add a teaspoon of water just to open up the bouquet. Feeling the need for a change of pace, I went on a safari for something bearing the Mount Gay label, at the suggestion of a friend. I opted for the Black Barrel, because I just happened to have a bit extra to spend. Damn good stuff, sir! I don't have much experience with rum, but from the very first sip I LOVED this stuff. I was floored by the vanilla, raisin and floral taste -- and that peppery after taste! All I can say is YOWSA!

This is a fantastic rum, the price is about right for it. I'm not sure, why people are so divided on this one.
I'd recommend it on the rocks or straight. There's a hint of cherry in it it, towards the end it has a strong note of charred barrels. Recommended.

Nicely drinkable rum with strong notes of charred barrels. Stronger taste than most rums. Still one of my favorites

Three top tier restaurants stock the Black Barrel for me as I drink it with fresh squeezed orange juice. It's one of my favorite drinks. I wouldn't drink this straight up but with a mixer it's great. It's certainly far above the house rum served by virtually all bars/restaurants.

Bottled at 43% which is always a good thing for rum. Candy cola on the nose and palette. It opens up to a bit of lemon grass and smoke. The body is on the thin side for a bourbon barrel rum which helps in keeping things bright. Finish is lingering and somewhat sweet but not too much so as is expected with a good Bajan rum. For the price it's pretty darn good but I'm definitely left with the feeling like I want more. It's not watered down by any means on it's own right but if I'm going for bourbon barrel rum I usually want something thicker and meatier than this. Which is to say this is going to be a great mixer if your looking to put a little barrel flavor into your cocktail. And for the price that makes this a bit of a genius offering from one of the great rum brands out there. Solid

In the bajan range, this leans a bit towards the potent end of the scale. It's by no means overpowering but have some character. The nose is nice with cherries, dark chocolate.and perhaps a splash of saltwater? On the tongue I pick up notes of molasses, peppery spices, toast and peach. The finish is slightly dry, deep and dark, but stays fairly refined. Good rum and decent value.

Mt. Gay makes some of my favourite rums but, this isn't one of them. It is overpowered by a bourbon flavour that I can't ignore. If I want bourbon I'll go get it. I don't mind it in rum when it is subtle but, this is very similar in taste to some bourbons I drink. Smooth drinking and taste is good but, not for a rum.

This is all preference anyway but, the Eclipse red cap is my go to mixer and I feel it's a more rounded rum.

Arôme léger de mélasse
Rappelle quelque chose de toasté
Brûlure de l'alcool présente.

Nose: Slightly floral.
Feel: Clean with not too much burn.
Taste: Sugar, LOTS of wood. A little nutty.
Presentation: Very nice long neck bottle. Distinctive. I really what Barbados has done with the country of origin sticker. More countries should do it.
Price: 40 CAD.

A little cheaper than the XO and it shows. Lacking the bold body but still quite adequate for sipping. I think I will be using this mainly for drinks that call for a Barbados rum so I have more XO left over for sipping.

This was recommended to me from a liquor store owner. He sure knew what he was talking about very nice rum.

I didn't like the harsh bite of this rum. Very strong alcohol burn, and hints of pepper in the aftertaste. If asked for a one-word description, I would call this rum "unfinished".

Η σύγκριση είναι αναπόφευκτη .... γι αυτό βαθμολογούμε άλλωστε..... Ένα Not Sweet rum με έντονη τη γεύση και το άρωμα του βαρελιού ..... Από τα Not Sweet rum που έχω βαθμολογήσει με 7 θα έλεγα ότι είναι "μισή κλάση κάτω" ..... Παρόλα αυτά δε θα μπορούσα να δώσω 6αρι σε ένα ρούμι που πρώτα απ όλα σέβεται τον εαυτό του , έχει έντονη γεύση κ επίγευση και είναι σε σχετικά καλή τιμή ......

Hodně výrazná dřevitá chuť po sudu, ve kterém zral.

Na rozdíl od XO, jehož kompletně čisté provedení blokuje slibný rumový potenciál a brnká spíše na whisky strunu, se Black Barrel prezentuje jasně definovaným výrazem ve vůni i chuti, což je naopak vítané oživení pro skupinku, která monotónní přednes verze XO ocenila „pouze“ povinným potleskem za technicky čisté provedení. Black Barrel nabízí lehkou kořenitost s náznaky broskví či pomerančů, v jemném a vyváženém provedení, které je hodné pouze pravého barbadoského rumu. Ani silnější závěr u mne nevzbudil pocit vyčnívajícího bourbonu, k němuž se hlásí oficiální popis včetně následné řady recenzentů, což ovšem může být nemalou částí konzumentů (stejně jako u mne) kvitováno s povděkem. A jako bonus vám široký úsměv na tváři vyloudí i cena (cca 650Kč/1L), ovšem pouze dokážete-li si patřičně vychutnat rumy bez přidaného cukru... Hodnotím 7/10, ale nevylučuji ani opakovaný pohovor na vstup do kategorie 8/10…

Great drop, smoother than the eclipse, worth the extra money.

This is one of my favorites to use in making Dark and Stormies. We always kept a bottle on the boat.

Přišel jako 2. do rodiny. První byl XO. Dopiručuji připlatit. Ma sotva poloviční chuť a je hodně alkoholovy.

Wooden taste, very dry. May be good for those, who like whisky.

No real special taste. I was hoping for even a bit more smokey and oak. Instead there isa long peppery aftertaste. But nothing particular interesting

Lidt for sprittet til min smag, dog en rom man sagtens kan have i samlingen.

Un nez sur le caramel qui annonce une certaine douceur. Étonnement, on ne retrouve pas cette douceuren bouche. ce rhum est assez complet et savoureux. Assez sec. A découvrir!

I'm guessing the only reason i've not bought this before is all the "tastes like Bourbon" comments on this rum. not being a Bourbon fan i was skeptical about my purchase.. well i was very pleasantly surprised. Lovely aroma of vanilla , oak , spices and either honey or fruit. Only slightly astringent and that disappeared in moments. Nice to sip , thankfully not much of the Bourbon taste present to spoil my enjoyment !
Mixes very well with a Fever Tree cola also.. Comes with a nice cork and not a cheap screw cap..
Another high quality Barbados rum , only just behind the XO in my opinion... don.t let the "Bourbon" comments put you off !!

Very good tasting. Smooth with a hint of bourbon. Purchased from Wine Country at $19.50. Very good buy.