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Mount Gay 1703 Old Cask Selection Rum

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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. Of late, a controlling interest was purchased by Remy-Cointreau from the Ward Family, which still (presumably) operates the production.

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This bottle has 2 ratings and 2 reviews.
Buck Mulligan Buck Mulligan (80)
Rating: 5.0 (2012-02-02)
The GM at my friendly neighborhood liquor store spent seven months tracking this down. The subtlety of this rum is perhaps its greatest strength: each sip introduces a different taste then the one before, and none overpower the rest. Notes of charred oak from the Jim Beam barrels fade into other incredible tastes of banana, molasses, and toasted marshmallows. Along with Plantation & El Dorado 21 this rum sits in my top 3, and in my top 10 spirits list. 1703 could just as easily be served as an after-dinner cordial as it could complement a fine cigar. Phenomenal!
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ChrisCarlsson ChrisCarlsson (334)
Rating: 4.0 (2010-09-03)
Proof that rum can hold its own against other spirits as a respectable high end spirit. Lovely, complex but subtle, nuanced and a wonderful rum to sip and contemplate.
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