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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.
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..
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.
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.
Bought this thinking it was top shelf. It’s not bad, it has a decent aroma with buttery notes, but you can smell the alcohol and taste it. It’s just too harsh for me at 47%. It is a good standard rum if you can enjoy the alcohol or maybe mixed.
Golden colour. Vanilla aroma with caramel and some fruitiness, with a prominent alcoholic note. More clearly alcoholic in mouth, in an unbalanced way. The flavours are predominantly oak and banana, with some biscuit-like hints. It starts off quite harsh in terms of the alcohol bite, but after a bit it is not that bad after all. I can imagine it being better when mixed, perhaps. Relatively dry, mild to medium body, borderline sipping rum.
A few flavours of caramel and vanilla but overshadowed by the alcohol taste. Better to be mixed.
Lovely color and rich aroma for this class. Decent on the palate but if taken neat there is alcohol bite; fans could say it’s “peppery.” Better for mixing with ginger ale or ginger beer, especially when livened with a few drops of bitters.
Bought this after checking reviews on here, really pleasantly surprised. Not the best rum I've tried but very smooth and enjoyable. Could enjoy this every evening without getting bored.
too serious , too dry, too wine, too right , sipping not for everyone , need sea meal to understand it
This is a nice dry rum, Barbados is the homeland of rum. Will buy again.
Good mixer rum, tasty. The taste is pure. A true Barbados rum.
Lighter amber hues and mild spice on the nose. It has a smooth character without being too intrusive on any one flavour or spice. Good mixing choice but can so nicely neat as well.
Decent enough. Bit too harsh as a sipper but a good mixer and really good price.
My middle-tier rum of choice. While it's certainly not one of the best rums out of there, it's definitely not nearly the worst either. Extremely aromatic, but if you're used to higher-class stuff you'll be let down when you drink it.
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