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Mount Gay Eclipse rum is produced from molasses that is double distilled and aged up to 2 years in white Kentucky oak ex bourbon barrels.
Mount Gay is the oldest existing rum brand in the world, with it's oldest surviving deed being from 1703. The company developed the use of traditional double copper pot stills, a process that has been in continuous use by Mount Gay ever since its founding. The company's namesake Sir John Gay Alleyne was a good friend of John Sober who purchased the then Mount Gilboa distilleries in 1747.
Basic rum with a good balance of spices. Nose is a bit aggressive initially then get towards chocolate and vanilla aromas. Mouth is balanced, slightly oaky and aligned with the nose. Alcoholic tail..
Of the rums you can find in a poorly stocked grocery store this is one of the better ones.
This rum is solid enough, and when I first started with rum, I thought it quite good. Until I tasted some other Bajan rums. Not to disrespect-- more to add context. It's good, but not great.
This is a great rum for mixing. However, I typically drink rum neat. So here is my description. It has a mild alcohol scent. Drinking it I notice at first a strong punch of alcohol, but it only lingers a few seconds from the finish. After the first few sips I barely notice the alcohol, and continue to enjoy the rum. At the finish I taste a light vanilla hint. The viscosity is light-bodied and thin. It has a golden-saffron color. Overall, smooth and enjoyable for the price. Usually the best choice at poorly stocked bars. Not the best rum, but certainly not the worst!
Mount Gay Eclipse has a rum aroma, with notes of rum as you drink it, with a warm, cherry-like, rum finish. Okay, you can tell I'm new to drinking, but I love rum, and I love this one. I pour it in an espresso cup with an ice cube and drink this delicious adult beverage after dinner. The name makes me giggle too.
Can’t name a better rum to sip on while getting back to basics with a couple homies.
This rum is meant for mixing and not to be sipped. Good for a rum and cola.
This isn't a bad sipping rum for the those with a few dollars in your wallet. Has a bit of an alcohol bite at first but quickly burns off. Pretty good flavor and worth a return over some lower brands.
I love Mount Gay rums, I have the Old Cask 1703 (10/10), I have the XO (8/10) and this one I just bought while travelling and you can still enjoy sipping it... has a lot of flavors for the price and still no added sugar.
Its is a good rum... with Mount Gay you never are disappointed.
So I am in the liquor store, looking over the poor selections of rums and some guy buzz's in front of me grabs a bottle of Monarch rum ,$ 7.95 , bottom shelf, so I say Hey for $4.00 dollars more you can get Cruzan made in the carribean, not in Hood River ,Oregon, here I'll even give you the $4, So he looks at me like I'm nuts rushes up to counter and leaves to go start a fire with the Monarch lighter fluid.
Like the Cockspur, easy to pick up, a decent rum for a night of drinking
tastes much older than it is , and that's a compliment
This is a good utility Rum. I like it mixed with Ginger Ale and a slice of Lime.
Poured neat, it has a bit of a nutty aroma with a hint of orange peel. It has a clean taste with just a little burn in the back of the throat, and it leaves behind a bit of the oakiness that makes you want to go back for more. It tastes a bit young, I would love to try an aged version of this rum, but it would be good in a punch.
After so many years of searching for a tasty mixer that is cheap and never does a number on your system, Mount Gay Eclipse wins hands down. I only wish that it were as widely available back then as it is now, since it could have saved me lots of Bacardi hangovers in the seventies. This one is even okay on the rocks, but never neat.
This rum is great for mixing either but equally agreeable over ice. A lovely golden colour, this rum has hints of spice with a gentle warmth.
It's a bit rough and best used with a mixer. Bog standard "rum and coke" type of rum. Gets a 6.5 with this; neat I'd give it 4. Put Pepsi in it. Put something in it.
Velmi suchá, ale jemná chuť. Trochu kořeněná a ve střední části trochu štiplavá.
To alcohol forward for me... Not a sipper...prefer Gosling for the price point.
Picked up a bottle of this at the Mount Gay site during a visit in the early 90's IIRC - sat unopened in my cupboard until maybe a year ago before I finally tried it. Seemed ok, less burn than I expected, less body also, but still pleasant enough to sip though better suited to cocktails - to be fair I would like to grab a new bottle to compare against as I cannot really vouch for the storage over the years.
I was surprised by the taste. It is not that great compared to Mount gay Black Barrel. Would recommend it in rumcocktails
This has to be the most flexible of all the rums from this famous distillery. It’s perfectly acceptable neat, with a ice cube or water, it also makes a great rum and coke. Smooth, very little burn with a lasting warmth in the throat.
Uncomplicated and so easy to enjoy.
A Mt Gay staple that you can share with anyone.
If I had to pick a go-to for rum and coke, it would be this. Easy to find almost anywhere and a good price. It's the standard others are measured against.
I’m usually like to sip rum and am a fan of a more flavoursome brew. This is kinda of what I expected from an English style rum, alcohol aroma with a punch in taste. But surprisingly there was some hints of vanilla on the finish and the burn went away the more I had. If sipping I would suggest on the rocks.
Would defiantly suggest as a mixing rum if looking for something cheap and decent.
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