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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.
Anyone who reads my blog will know that I'm not the greatest mount gay fan , however this is an exemption delicious as a rum and coke and lovely delicate notes ... Not strong in flavour but everything you want from a mixer rum with caramel and spices... The best rum and coke money can buy
It is my favourite rum with perfect aroma, color, and taste
Could this be the best bang for your buck? For nearly half the price it offers no less from the XO qualities and even adds a little on top of that. It's lacking those lovely floral tones of XO, but it also lacks that sometimes unpleasant alcohol bite. Even people who aren't very fond of the XO really likes this rum, and I can imagine drinking this and only this whole night. This is truly good all-purpose rum.
A lot of smoke and a lot of "rummy goodness". It almost tastes like El Dorado 12 but without any added sugar.
Great drop, smoother than the eclipse, worth the extra money.
This review is for a special batch that my local liquor group chose when they went to Barbados and hand selected a barrel after many tastings. It was barrel 1097. This specific bottling was no less than a 9 excellent overall. Very smooth and sweeter than the mount gay XO. The only part that I would rate low was the aroma. This overall is a excellent sipper with a long finish.
Egy kézműves kevert rum Barbadosról amit erősen kiégetett tölgyfa hordóban érleltek...hogy meddig érlelték ?!..a master blender ezt mondta : akkor van kész amikor kész van !! :) imádtam az illatát , bourbon vanília, füstös fa, bors ..ízben ehhez képest alulmarad, olyan klasszikus rumos , enyhén fűszeres, alkoholos . A legyengése fantasztikus ,vibráló, melengető, hosszú, picit zöldbanános fűszeres !! Bravó
I tried this rum on a whim and am pleasantly surprised by how unique the taste is. Given the price point I would say excellent value for the dollar, even though in Canada we get raped on liquor taxes which makes it more that probably anywhere else on the planet..
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!
on first taste I almost thought I was sipping a smokey whiskey...agree with the bourbon comparisons...too good for anything but sipping
A beautiful colour and love the branding of the bottle.The name gives it some secrecy that makes me imagine it comes off a pirate ship. Rich,smooth flavour and
a slightly sweet nose. The alcohol comes in with good strength that makes it all come together. I enjoy the traditional cocktail or sipping it slowly. This rum can be enjoyed in many ways. A must have for my bar.
Having just started drinking rum from brandy I find this to be my favourite, I always drink straight and this is a very colourful drink taste wise. Would recommend to anyone!
The color of the rum is dark almost has a whiskey flavor but worth trying.
This would be a rum to show whiskey drinkers. Excellent for the price point, good for a sipper that you don't mind accidentally killing with a few friends on a sat night.
This is a medium-dark rum with very nice taste qualities, perhaps a little frustrating as it's not the best for sipping, though it avoids the heavy molasses qualities of many dark rums. I use it as top-off or for creating some mixed rums, and I find it combines well with some light rums like Cruzan Light (I will use it this way in a dry mojito), and to bring up the overall flavor particularly last-minute when you've run out of better rums. It's still a little expensive but I like it much more than the slightly less expensive Mount Gay offerings. Overall I think it's a worthwhile general rum to keep on your bar-shelf even if you don't use it as an everyday rum.
This is the latest one in my collection yet. It's very tasteful although the taste is strong. For someone who like Pyrat and Don Papa (very flavoured rums) just like me this is something completely different. But I'm getting used to the taste quickly.
I'm a long-time bourbon drinker who is expanding his range into rum and this is my second selection, purchased today in my home state of Vermont. Delightful sweetness and can taste the char from the bourbon barrel. I'm a fan already!
Vanilla, alcohol, molasses, woody finish lingers on in the back of my throat.
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Dark, rich with great run attributes. A very good subtle sweetness.
Good sipping rum. Not going to change your life and not a patch on a decent malt whiskey but worth drinking.
Nice to have in the cabinet... still for mixed drinks
Nicely drinkable rum with strong notes of charred barrels. Stronger taste than most rums. Still one of my favorites
This was recommended to me from a liquor store owner. He sure knew what he was talking about very nice rum.
I tried a shot of Mount Gay Black Barrel at a bar over ice. I need more of this in my life! So far, my favorite rum. It smells like honey, feels good in the mouth, and gives a nice warmth to the throat, but not a burn. I love sipping this with my dessert of a chocolate marquise.