Rum - Aged

Mount Gay 17yr Extra Old Barbados Rum

From: Barbados Liquor Review Category: Aged Rum

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98th Percentile
This score falls in the 98th percentile of all spirits in the Rum category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2016

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2011

Proof66 Notes

Mount Gay Distilleries traces its brand of rum all the way to 1663 and claim to be the "oldest brand of rum in existence." It was founded by two officers: Ensign Abel Gay and Lt William Gay and the label still bears their name to this day. Mount Gay is is in the "northernmost parish of Barbados" and claims rum producing as far back as 1703 and perhaps earlier.

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Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 5 ratings and 5 reviews.
lpy89 lpy89 (201)
Rating: 4.0 (2015-06-15)
I used to hate Mount gay XO when i first tried it, but as soon as i got used to it's aroma and taste, this has become one of my favorite rums. It is extremely complex which features notes like cococa, oak, caramel, molasses, dried fruits like raisins, prunes and fresh fruits like mangoes. It tastes very dry and is full bodied with full of flavors and has little burn in the finish. If you like full-flavored, heavy rum that tastes dry, then this is for you. If you're into rums, you definetly gotta try this - it's rum drinker's rum.
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catfish58 catfish58 (6)
Rating: 4.0 (2015-01-31)
Living in Australia, I can't easily buy this as cheap as in the States, but for $65 this is a great buy. Easy to sip by itself, but to spoil it a little; drinking this as the base for a solid Cuba Libre is a great option, also. Will keep you warm in the winter, as the blend is sure to keep the throat warm. That's not to say it's harsh in any way, as it definitely is not. Bottom line, Smooth, rich blend, perfect for sipping neat.
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Wuli27 Wuli27 (60)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-03-13)
Currently my favorite readily accessible sipping rum...
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ChrisCarlsson ChrisCarlsson (328)
Rating: 4.0 (2010-09-03)
A very nice example of a West Indies rum - dry, full bodied, complex. A much more heavy and flavorful rum than it's younger siblings. If you have to chose between the Eclipse and this one, pay the extra money- it's worth it!
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CapnJimbosRumProject CapnJimbosRumProject (31)
Rating: 4.0 (2010-08-09)
At The Rum Project (link follows) Sue Sea and I have independently reviewed and scored over 120 rums, not least Mount Gay Extra Old, which we consider the reference standard for Bajan rums. Buy this rum and get to know it well - it is the standard by which you can compare and judge other rums, greater or lesser. But mostly lesser. For our complete review/score and many, many more: http://rumproject.com/rumforum//viewtopic.php?t=14
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