Mount Gay Extra Old Barbados Rum

distilled by Mount Gay Distilleries Limited - Barbados

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Brown rum distilled from molasses. Blend of rums 7, 8 and 10 years old aged in used American bourbon barrels.

One of the great rums from Barbados, this rum is always on my list of rums that I keep on board Tafia.

Bottled at 43% alcohol by volume.
Awards
Gold Medal - Premium Rum - 2009 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition
Gold Medal - Premium Rum - 2008 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition
Gold Medal 2007 - Premium Rum - Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition
Arctic Wolf's review    

One of my very early rum reviews was for Mount Gay Extra Old Rum (MGXO). In fact, this was one of the ten original reviews that I published to open my site back in October 2009. Since that time, when the occasion has presented itself for me to revisit these early reviews, I have done so. This is because I acknowledge that my earliest reviews were perhaps a little fragmentary, and that my experience since these earlier reviews has grown with my understanding rum and whisky.

In the interests of fairness, I have left my older review at the bottom of the review page such that this evolution will be obvious to my readers.

The Mount Gay Extra Old Rum (MGXO) is produced in a traditional style using copper pot stills. The rum is double distilled and aged in American white oak barrels which were previously used to age Kentucky bourbon. This is a well aged rum with the blend consisting of a wide range of rums from 7 years of age up to 15 years of age.

Here is a snippet from my review:

“…As the glass decants, the aroma sweetens and I can smell a sweeter brown sugar within the molasses as well as luxurious baking spices. As I continue to allow the nose to develop, I get additional scents of roasted marshmallows, oak spices, ripe fruit, and scattered tea leaves. Hints of faint copper-like scents, unsweetened cocoa and an indistinct cigar-like aroma are drifting in and out of the breezes. This is deep and complex…”

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Review last updated January 3, 2011
There is only 1 review of Mount Gay Extra Old Barbados Rum by our forum members.
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