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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.
This is what rum should taste like! A quite affordable sipper that's not sweet, yet retains a fruity quality. The rum against which all rum should be measured!
edited to add sugar test results- 0g
Picked it up on an airport deal. Was very disappointed. Not even good enough for a evening sipping rum. Used it as a mixer. Too bad, nice bottle, nice color.
nez doux, caramel
Rhum équilibré avec des notes de fruits murs, banane séchée
The epitome of Barbados rums, generally viewed as one of the best in the world. Complex, rich, spicy, NO added sugar - everything a great aged rum should be.
I surprisingly didn't enjoy my first tasting of Mount Gay Extra Old Rum. It came through very spicy with a long and tart finish. There wasn't the smoothness I typically associate with aged rums, but moreso a bite typical to gold rums. For now I'm sticking with 4/10 until further review.
this is my new favorite rhum of the year what a nice taste and smooth
Up to 12 years ago, I was a single malt whiskey or cognac drinker and wouldn’t touch rum with a barge pole. I then had a 2 week break in Barbados and was introduced to aged rum, by being handed a complimentary tot of XO. It would be an understatement to say that I was amazed at how good it was. Since then, my tipple of choice became aged rum.
The aroma/bouquet of XO is of bananas and tropical fruit, with spice, like a fruit cake. The palate has fruit and a honeyed sweetness, without losing the warm alcohol-kick. It is long and the taste stays with you.
I gave XO an 8, but I have found a number of rums that I prefer, that I also rated as 8, simply because 7 is too low. That aside, I have no problem recommending this rum. Try it. I’m sure you will like it and you may love it.
Not worth the cost, but it's pretty good. Would drink again.
Great flavour balance, yet to rate it higher I would add some orginality to it, something special, like those coconut flavour in Plantation XO. This is more dry rum and I have so much respect to it and in fact becouse of this rum I had to lower my rating of Brugal 1888, simply becouse MG is better, more complex.
For sure this could hit my cabinet once more in the future
Nosing reveals fruity notes with vanilla, caramel and tobacco. Palate starts with a spicy attack which immediately gives way to note of oak, vanilla, caramel and dark chocolate without sweetness. Long and smooth finish with some little smokiness. Puristic but nice rum.
výborný, suchý rum. krásná vůně i barva. jeden z nejlepších co jsem pil.
Very well designed aged bajan rum - If you're a fan of Mount Gay Eclipse and enjoy aged rum, you'll enjoy their blended barrel-aged expression. I'm not a huge fan of aged rum anymore, but this is a crowd-pleaser, to be sure. The price point (~$60 USD) is a bit steep for the quality, but it competes with similar whiskey and cognac products at this level.
by far the worst rum i have tasted not worth the money i would be annoyed paying £10 for this avoid at all cost
This is a nice balanced smooth and sweet rum. For all the people, regardless of your sexual preference.
Blend of pot still and column still from rum aged between 8 years to 15 years.
Might sound crazy but banana peanut butter toast with strawberry jam it is! Moist wet wood and slight earthy towards the end.
Fruity on palate: ripe plums and banana compote.
Light touch of smokiness and burned wood.
Bitterness which balance up with the sweet fruity aroma.
Dry charred wood with tannic. Ripe guava and sour grapes. Opposite of what gotten on the nose.
It lingers well after sipping and makes you wanna continue with hesitating.
Full of flover. "1703 Old Cask" is better than this. However, this rum is good value for money.
If you drank this rum next to any other you wouldn’t notice any difference.
Interesting nose of oak with a faint hint of toasted pineapple and candied orange.
Quite dry with some fruity sweetness that seems to derive from.distillation and not from added sugar, very correct — for better or worse. Not a very long aftertaste. It is a bit like drinking a medium range, mainstream XO cognac: pleasant, good craftsmanship but nothing I will remember. But absolutely a worthy candidate if you want to stock a good XO rum at home. I much prefer this style to those with added sugar.
Had this in a bar one night before I got into drinking sprits neat. Served on the rocks with a twist of lime and a sugar rimmed glass, prefer it neat but was a nice change.
I personally don't think this is an upper level rum expression, but it's on the border. I feel like this would be something you give a person to help them ease into the world of aged rum. There are other, better rums for approx. The same price.
Spitzen Rum zum absolut fairen Preis.
Feine natürliche Süße und etwas Fruchtigkeit. Toller Barbados Rum.
I found it rough to drink, but ok just nothing special about it.
honey, vanilla spice and oak flavor, pretty smooth. this honestly goes down way too easy neat.
Mount Gay Extra Old rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide