Recently the distributors for Mount Gay Rum (Select Wines) arranged for me to receive a few samples of the Mount Gay range for the purpose of reviewing them on my website. The first of these reviews is for the Mount Gay Eclipse Silver Rum, a Bajan rum from the Mount Gay Plantation on the Island of Barbados.
Mount Gay Rum has been produced on the Isle of Barbados since the beginning of the eighteenth century, making Mount Gay one of the oldest, (if not the oldest) rum brand in the World. Evidence exists of stills in use at the Mount Gay Plantation site as early as 1667, and we have confirmation (with the first written records) of rum produced on the site in 1703.
Here is an excerpt from my review:
“…It is unusual in my experience for a white rum to display such an inviting aroma in the glass. The scents and smells of light butterscotch were evident as was a firm presence of banana, a mild citrus zest, and a light minty aroma….”
You may read the full review by clicking the link below:
As well please enjoy my cocktail suggestions which follow the review.
Read more from Arctic Wolf at The Rum Howler