MoR Mobile β


New Users Please read the thread in the Introductions Section.
Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum

35 years ago in 1982, South Pacific Distillery was established in Nelson, New Zealand.

Search by Label Name
Other Searches
Ministry of Rum Blog
Rum Events
Member Map
Rum Producers
Retail Index
Bars & Restaurants
Distributor Index
Rum Importer Index
Articles
Interviews
Frequently Asked Rum Questions
Rum 101
Test your Rum IQ
Rum Glossary
Rum Recipes
Ministry of Rum Giftshop
Trade Registry

Go Back   Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Rum in the Media > Rum News
Forgot Password?
Register FAQ Members List Unregistered Posts Mark Forums Read

Rum News

Links to articles about our favorite spirit


Reply
 
    Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-03-2016, 02:46 AM   #1
anax44
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Trinidad and Tobago
Posts: 67
Default Mount Gay XO Cask Strength

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Barbadian Independence, Mount Gay Distilleries released 3,000 bottles of XO Cask Strength, a limited-edition of its spirit XO.

This rum features a blend of spirits matured for eight to 15 years. The rich, oaky taste of the rum is rounded out by notes of ripe banana and toasted almond, the company reports, followed by vanilla and spice.

Each bottle comes in a keepsake wooden box with a booklet that will take readers through the history of rum’s inception in Barbados. A portion of the sales of every bottle sold will be donated to the Barbados Museum and Historical Society to support its efforts in conserving the history and culture of Barbados, the company says.

“This is our tribute to the spirit of Barbados, the original birthplace of rum, and the people that make this island so unique,” explains Allen Smith, Master Blender. “To taste XO Cask Strength is to experience everything that fans love about XO, but it gives connoisseurs the special opportunity to enjoy the truest intensity of XO aromas straight from the casks.”

This collector’s item will be available at select premium liquor and spirits stores in the United States, Barbados, United Kingdom, Belgium, France and Australia in November 2016. Offered in 750-ml. or 700-ml. bottles at 63 percent alcohol by volume (dependent on country), XO Cask Strength will sell for a suggested retail price of $185 per bottle.

http://beveragedynamics.com/2016/11/...cask-strength/
anax44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2016, 02:49 PM   #2
Nomad
Member
 
Nomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 28
Default

That price is insane! At least 3 times what it should be; money grab.
Nomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2016, 02:06 AM   #3
anax44
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Trinidad and Tobago
Posts: 67
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
That price is insane! At least 3 times what it should be; money grab.
Definitely over-priced, but I don't think its too bad compared to other limited editions like the Mt Gay Origin Series and the El Dorado Cask Conditioned 15 yr old.
anax44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2017, 01:57 AM   #4
anax44
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Trinidad and Tobago
Posts: 67
Default

I was able to do the [Mount Gay Rum Tour](http://cestlavibe.com/the-mount-gay-...il-experience/) and visit the [Foursquare Distillery](http://cestlavibe.com/visiting-the-f...heritage-park/) when I was in Barbados recently. I managed to pick up one of these!
anax44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Rum in the Media > Rum News

Tags
barbados , extra old , limited edition , mount gay , mt gay

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
February 2010 Mount Gay Sugar Cane Rum Edward Hamilton Rum of the Month Discussion 21 09-08-2014 09:45 PM
Mount Gay Extra Old Barbados Rum in montreal? TroyC Dark Rums 3 11-01-2011 10:17 PM
Reviews for Mount Gay Rums Arctic Wolf Arctic Wolf 22 10-16-2011 02:07 PM
Mount Gay Rum bottles Edward Hamilton Press Releases 8 09-29-2010 04:00 PM


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 05:19 PM.


Rum Chat
Recent Posts
Jack Tarr (aka Jack Tar)
posted by Hurricane Hayward
Rum_Merchant Rum Reviews
posted by Edward Hamilton
New and looking for help finding smooth, buttery, sweet sipping rum
posted by curiouscats
Difference in Grog/Daiquiri?
posted by Edward Hamilton
Las Vegas Rum Club!?
posted by Rum_Merchant
Unfortunate!!!
posted by Rum_Merchant
New members
posted by Rum_Merchant
Last month this site was viewed more than 750,000 times by the best people in the world - those who appreciate rum.
Ministry of Rum on
facebook link
Follow @Ed_Hamilton on

vB ver 3.8.6 Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content on this forum copyright 1995 - 2015 Ministry of Rum.