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Mount Gay Extra Old (often written "OX") is a blend of rums aged between 8 and 15 years in American bourbon barrels.
Mount Gay Distilleries is the oldest operating distillery in the Americas - producing rum in Barbados since 1703. It's original name was Mount Gilboa, and in 1801 renamed Mount Gay after the distillery's manager Sir John Gay Alleyne.
The aroma from the bottle made it seem this was going to be a sweet rum but it is drier than I expected. There is a bit of a molasses flavor initially but then the burn hits masking any sweetness. Those who prefer a drier rum will probably enjoy sipping this neat but it's definitely an excellent mixer for me.
J'ai commandé cette bouteille sans vraiment en attendre beaucoup et j'ai été très agréablement surpris : c'est rudement bien fait étant donné le prix ! Alors il n'a pas une forte personnalité, il ne laisse pas un souvenir impérissable, il n'est pas hors du commun mais ce qu'il fait il le fait bien. Il est très bien équilibré avec un juste dosage de sucre, d'épice et de fruit. Il se boit aisément avec beaucoup de plaisir sans jamais être ennuyeux. Bref à ce tarif c'est un grand standard à découvrir et à faire découvrir. Je n'hésiterai pas à le recommander à ceux qui souhaitent s'essayer au rhum !
got to try some at the golf course. It was good good good. Smooth easy drinking.
A bit too much of a bite for me , i prefer it in a longer drink. Very flavoursome but the aftertaste is just a bit too much for my palette , good value though for a very decent and well made Barbados rum.
Great with just a single, large ice cube. Less sweet than most. Very good!
Dette er en hæderlig rom, men når man begynder at lære andre rom at kende. Så falder den her bare ud, den er kedelig og tilbyder intet.
A very good rum from the Barbados. I reaaly like the bottle also.
this is a very tasty melasse rum. Coffee and sweetnes in nose snd by drinking.
Having had the Mount Gay Eclipse multiple times I was quite intrigued to see if there was a noticeable difference in the step up to the XO. There is. Its not the smoothest rum I’ve tried but its easy to drink on its own and even better with a cube or two of ice.
I bought this rum because of the relatively good comments that I heard about it. After tasting it, I was unimpressed. I do not think I can describe its flavor with enthusiasm as is the case with other rums, but it was OK. It is on the side of the sweet rums, perhaps some caramel somewhere, some honey, but nothing really exciting. I mean it achieves a minimum standard set by rums of similar price in the sense that its quality is acceptable, but that is all.
Aroma: karamel, hout, alcohol.
Smaak: licht zoet. Alcohol op een goede manier aanwezig. Karamel en eikenhout.
Nasmaak: ietwat zoet, eindigt droog.
Prima rum van de oudste rum distillerij ter wereld.
Now, this is a very good rum, nose has notes of carmel, vanilla, spice and some dry currants. Firm body, long lingering finish are a bonus to this quality rum.
Mount Gay XO is a good rum for mixing. Enjoyable for sipping when others aren't available, but enough rough edges to make it harsh.
Reasonably smooth and complex. Bought on sale, waiting for next sale.
i was given a bottle for Christmas last year and thought I would try on New Year's Eve. Hal a bottle later I decided it was one of the smoothest I have ever tasted with a lovely warmth and depth.
My overall winner, great for the money, holds complexity and flavours.
Für mich ein toller Rum aus Barbados - sehr geschmacksvoll . Als Sipping Rum geeignet.
good rum, nothing bad but for me there is better than this in the same category
Color: reddish gold
Nose: Oh yes, there's so much going on here. Just for starters I'm getting maple syrup, burnt brown sugar, ripe persimmons, apples, vanilla, oak sap, sawdust. Adding a drop of water turns things creamier, cola and cream soda come through.
Thick oily legs slowly stroll down the sides of the glass.
Taste: similar to nose with strong baked apples, brown sugar, cola. Medium finish that's very good but the nose is the main attraction here. Well done!
aunque no es el 1706, este ron esta a su altura, esta alrededor de $30, pruébenlo y no se arrepentiran
Not too sweet, and it has complex tastes. One of the my best favorite rum in this price range.
One hell of a good rum and worth buying. IF you are looking for a rum that's not been played like adding extra sugar then go for this it has none.
Took a tour of the Mount Gay Distillery in Barbados and liked OX over the 1703. It was more appealing to my palate and at less than half the price....
This is nice, it is not a overly sweet rum a happy middle. You can drink this straight or with ice or a little lemon juice squeezed in. Mixing with normal mixers is a waste to the rum. If mixed with these drinks you will not appreciate the full flavour.
Mount Gay Extra Old rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide