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St. Micheal, BARBADOS$84.99 Bottle
- ABV 43%
Dating back to 1660, Mount Gay is one of the oldest estates in the Caribbean and certainly one of the oldest in Barbados. It was established by Dr. William Gay, thought to be a cousin of John Gay who wrote 'The Beggars Opera'. Originally called 'Mount Gilboa', the estate is located in the northern parish of Saint Lucy and was renamed in 1801. There is evidence that there was distilling equipment in the region in 1663, so rum has probably been in production at Mt. Gay since. A tattered little deed confirms that rum production on the estate was well underway in 1703.
Mount Gay's Extra Old Rum is the pride of the estates Master Blender. Using oak aged single distilled rum and special double distilled rum from the centuries old copper pot still, the rums are blended in order to maximise complexity and length. The recipient of several Gold and Grand Gold awards, Mount Gay Very Old is more refined, lighter and more elegant than its traditional 'heavy' Caribbean counterparts. Enjoy neat or with a splash of soda.
Tasting Notes: Deep amber hue. Toasty caramel and banana nut fudge aromas are deep and flavorful. A supple round entry leads to a medium to full-bodied palate of roasted nuts, bananas and orange peel, dark caramel, brown spice, and mocha. Finishes with a long, multidimensional fade. A beautifully balanced and deeply flavored benchmark aged Caribbean rum. 43%alc.vol.
International Review of Spirits Award: Gold Medal
RATED: 94 points (Exceptional) - tastings.com
Other reviews... The initial aroma includes scents of treacle, spice and flower garden; further aeration brings out aromas of black pepper, cola nut, dried red fruit, and molasses. The palate entry is long and toffee-like; at midpalate honeyed, apple butter-like, and creamy flavors add zesty spice to the aftertaste. Rating: 90-95
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Dating back to 1660, Mount Gay is one of the oldest estates in the Caribbean and certainly one of the oldest in Barbados. In fact, in 2013 it will be celebrating its 310th anniversary. Like all the other rums in the Mount Gay range, Black Barrel is made from double pot and single column distillates that are aged separately in x-Bourbon barrels. "What makes Mount Gay Black Barrel different is that when rums have matured, Master Blender Allen Smith selects and blends aged single and double distillates with a higher proportion of double distillates than in the Eclipse blend," comments Suntory Australia brand manager, Jeremy Church. "The Black Barrel blend is then aged a second time, in deeply charred bourbon barrels, hence its name." Tasting note: Deep brass / polished copper appearance. A rich aroma offers up scents of dilute molasses along side banana cake and hints of over ripe pineapple. A silky, light opening builds into a light to medium bodied rum profile with semi sweet spice and banana cake flavours followed by a hint of menthol towards the finish. Ends light and less sweet with a subtle aftertaste of dried banana. 40% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 40%