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Mount Gay Rum - Extra Old

Exceedingly Smooth
Mount Gay Rum - Extra Old

70cl Bottle £38.12
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Country of Origin

Barbados

Key Information

Associated Groups

Gold Rum

An opulent blend of the finest spirits aged for 8 to 15 years. Where Eclipse is floral and fruity, Extra Old blends significantly older barrels of mainly double pot distillates that have rounded these crisper notes into a subtler balance. It exudes the finesse that only time can bring and offers a true taste of paradise from the rum that invented rum.

Aromas: Perfect balance of ripe Banana and Toast, followed by Vanilla, Pastry and Warm Spice.

Taste: Rich, Oaky and Sharp.

Body: Rounded with a Smooth Finish.

8 Comments found

Garry Lelliott 2015-10-16 13:37:16

Having enjoyed both Eclipse and Black Barrel from Mount Gay, I thought I would try a bottle of XO. On first inspection, the box itself oozes class, sitting there all black and gold. Then there is the bottle itself, no screw cap for this quality rum. Only cork, with its satisfying creak and pop on opening, will do! XO, as others have stated, is a superb rum more akin to a good cognac. Having had Black Barrel, I would definitely recommend the little extra you pay for XO as the difference is so vast. Best enjoyed neat, in my humble opinion, and savoured!

Allan Hegney 2012-09-12 04:05:23

This rum is of great quality, its sweet sent like a just opened banana baked in tinfoil on the BBQ with scoops of ice-cream melting on top. Its honey & vanilla notes come out even more as you loosen it with water or mix it Cola.

David Frost 2010-05-01 03:55:51

A superb drink whic I personally would not like to waste in a cocktail. I agree with other reviewers who akin it more to a good cognac. However, will you ever be able to supply the Mount Gay 1703? Even at the after tour tasting, when all other samples were free, I had to pay extra for a small taste. The whole experience was remarkable - a quantum leap in rum taste sensation; even beyond the XO!! Expensive but justified for this "Liquid Gold."

Oliver Michelson 2009-05-26 14:14:45

I tried this rum after Doorly's XO and found it to be a much richer and smoother drink. It has to be drunk neat or on the rocks as to mix it would loose all the flavour. Having since tried some pricier rums, I have to admit this was remarkably god value as in my opinion it is better than most El Dorado's.

Stephen Davies 2008-09-16 14:24:31

After trying a lot of the more baseline/value rums out there I decided to purchase a bottle from the next tier up and after reading a few reviews decided upon the Mount Gay Extra Old - partly as I will be in Barbados soon, so felt that I should get a head start! It is extremely smooth and tastes fantastic. I preferred to drink it neat and occasionally on the rocks. A must try for anyone who likes rum and can appreciate the finer bottles out there. Main tastes were quite fruity and oaky with a nice warm comforting after-taste experience. The main thing was the surprise I had at how good it was compared to the small cost!

5 cocktails with Mount Gay Rum - Extra Old