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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.
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!
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..
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.
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.
This rum is meant for mixing and not to be sipped. Good for a rum and cola.
Squeeze a healthy dose of fresh lime in this, add some ice, and you've got a lovely drink. Also good with cola. Mellow enough but with decent flavor and bite to remain drinkable after tasting better things out there. A good introductory rum, but nothing to go back for outside of its ubiquity.
Very strong ethalnol taste and smell is overlapping everything other. Maybe in aftertaste some hits of vanilla and sugar, but for me definitelly good for mixing only.
This rum was, I believe, the fourth rum I had every purchased. Captain Morgan, Bacardi Silver, Appleton being the previous list in successive order.
This rum was on the harsh side with some burn. Entry level mixing rum that shouldn't be enjoyed neat. 2 years doesn't do much aged in ex bourbon barrels to bring out smoothness and flavor to afford this rum to be other than a nary level sipper.
Lovely price and a good rum . A bit rough around the edges but if you are a mixer this is a good rum for you, ( suggestion next time you mix a rum and Coke Donny new way
2oz rum 2oz Coke 2ice cubes and the rest cold water in a whiskey glass ...perfection for any rum drinker who's not a sipper )
This is a solid rum for only $32can. Almost as good as the XO or black barrel ,I would serve this to everyone and it will be a staple in my cabinet. Like all Mount Gay rums ,I find it has a well balanced flavour that can be sipped or used in any cocktail.
Αξιοπρεπές εναλλακτικό μίξερ για να προσθέσετε κάποιο χαρακτήρα στο αγαπημένο σας κοκτέιλ με ρούμι. Δε θα έλεγα ότι είναι καλή επιλογή να το πιείτε straight, με πάγο ή έστω με φλούδα πορτοκαλιού.
So smooth. I could drink this like Gatorade.xoxoxoxox
Goes down nice smooth mixing rum full of flavours for sipping can be little harsh
Good rum that is well priced and delivers on flavor and aroma. Great with mixer, can drink it on ice but may be too much for some. I get this every so often when a sale comes around.
This is pretty smooth for the money. Taste isnt special but this is a good mixer.
A good middle of the road rum, good with mixers, nice taste.
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