Full Review

Mount Gay

Mount Gay
Black Barrel Rum

Category: Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)

Date Tasted:
Country: Barbados
Alcohol: 43%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$45

Mount Gay
Black Barrel Rum

Category: Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)

Date Tasted:
Country: Barbados
Alcohol: 43%
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of underripe banana, crepes, slivered almonds with honey, and whole grain toast with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium-length finish that shows accents of creme fraiche finish. An angular rum that would play well in cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Funky & Spirity
Aroma Aroma: underripe banana, crepes, slivered almonds with honey, and whole grain toast
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of creme fraiche
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Cuba Libre, Daiquiri Natural, Dark & Stormy
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An angular rum that would play well in cocktails.

The Producer or Importer

Rémy Cointreau USA Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
1290 Avenue of the Americas, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10104
USA
1 212-399-4200

Their Portfolio

88 Mount Gay Eclipse Rum 40% (Barbados) $19.99.
BR Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum 43% (Barbados) $45.00. - Bronze Medal
88 The Botanist Islay Dry Gin 46% (Scotland) $.00.

Rum Aged more than 3 Years

Añejo and Age-Dated Rums are aged Rums from different vintages or batches that are mixed together to insure a continuity of flavor in brands of Rum from year to year. Some aged Rums will give age statements stating the youngest Rum in the blend (e.g., 10-year-old Rum contains a blend of Rums that are at least 10 years old). A small number of French island Rums are Vintage Dated.