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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 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.
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.
Anything from Mount Gay is going to be good. This is a great starting point for people who are unfamiliar with quality rums and are looking for a good place to start.
The first time I had this rum was in Barbados on a snorkeling trip and find it quite good, so I bought a bottle. As a sipping rum goes, it ain't complex and young. On top banana and some oak. Warm body, crisp salty banana, caramel, light vainilla and some sweetness. Pleasent warm, sweet, subtle oak with light molasses finish. It serves better as a mixer and I love it in mojitos.
It is very nice standard, I would say that Mount Gay Eclipse is something you must try at least once, it may offer you another point of view on the young rums.
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Great value rum.
Not the best Bajan rum but good.
Served best with ginger ale.
The word mellow comes to mind, a hint of oak and the distinct presence of the molasses origins. I find it good enough to drink neat when some of my other favourites have evaporated in my rum cabinet. Probably best served with coke and lime. Mount Gay Extra old is a much better sipper's choice.
Decent drinking rum. Not the best in the line, but still has a great caramel smooth taste that goes down well.
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Use it on people who don't appreciate rum and in cocktails.
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