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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.
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.
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 $4, So he looks at me like I'm nuts rushes up to counter and leaves to go start a fire with the Monarch lighter fluid.
Like the Cockspur, easy to pick up, a decent rum for a night of drinking
tastes much older than it is , and that's a compliment
This is a good utility Rum. I like it mixed with Ginger Ale and a slice of Lime.
This is a great rum for mixing. However, I typically drink rum neat. So here is my description. It has a mild alcohol scent. Drinking it I notice at first a strong punch of alcohol, but it only lingers a few seconds from the finish. After the first few sips I barely notice the alcohol, and continue to enjoy the rum. At the finish I taste a light vanilla hint. The viscosity is light-bodied and thin. It has a golden-saffron color. Overall, smooth and enjoyable for the price. Usually the best choice at poorly stocked bars. Not the best rum, but certainly not the worst!
A bit sweet. Smells wonderful. Taste good with coke. Havent had it straight. Not a favorite rum. But a hood one to try out!
I was pretty surprised that such a rum may be a decent sipper.
A nice base for a Rum & Coke, it's a good utility mixer.
On triomphe sans gloire. Le Mount Gay est le rhum que je trouvais le plus facilement quand je vivais à St Lucia. 10$ la bouteille et hop. Rien de particulier au goût, mais direct de la bouteille comme un pirate et aucun tambour dans la tête au réveil. Signe de qualité dans un rhum.
It was not overly flavourful. Strong aftertaste - not pleasant. Does not mix well with cola. More of a sipping rum in small doses.
Nose - Brown sugar, caramel, and ethanol.
Palate - Caramel, custard, and ethanol.
Finish - Molasses and...ethanol.
I think this one crosses the line from being brash to being abrasive. In terms of flavor and aroma, there's nothing bad aside from the strong alcohol presence, but there isn't anything particularly good. And that's pretty much the same for the rum as a whole: it's definitely not bad, but it isn't really good either. You certainly do worse, but you could do a lot better too. Over all I'd give it a 5.5
If I am making rum punch it has this in it, not smooth enough for sipping but with fruit juices it's perfect
Een erg lekker rummetje om te mixen niet te scherp en niet te zoet. Een aanrader
I was introduced to MGE at a sailing regatta they sponsored. It was a solid choice then and now 20 years later. Right on the line between cocktails and sipping. Try it on a rock with a splash of H2O and a small squeeze of lime.
Same price as Morgans at my supermarket. Pleasantly surprised how good it is. Not much to say other than an absolute classic strong rum flavour. Pretty hot stuff on the throat. Ideal for a rum and coke that tastes of rum.
Floral on the nose, but is a bit bitter at the end.
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