Mount Gay Rum Tweet Tasting

Mount Gay Rum Tweet Tasting I've been wanting to spend more time with spirits, other than whisky, over the last few years as I really do enjoy other spirits, especially Gin and Rum so when an oppportunity arose to partake in a Rum Tweet Tasting I jumped at it.

Mount Gay rum, which dates back to the 1700's, is recognised as the one of the oldest Rum producers in the world and is based in Barbados, they are a small distiller, producing only some 500k cases per annum.

Hosted jointly by The Floating Rum Shack and Mount Gay rum we chatted through 4 different expressions, with the notes listed below.

Thank you to the The Floating Rum Shack and Mount Gay Rum for including me on this tasting.


Mount Gay Black Barrel

Mount Gay Rum Tweet Tasting First up in thie tasting hosted by The Floating Rum Shack and Mount Gay Rum was the Mount Gay Black Bottle.

Released in 2014 and a combination(blend) of both pot still and column still distillate matured in heavily charred ex-bourbon barrels.

This is tasty stuff and although there is a kick of spice that might not suit some it's a great sipping rum, and i expect it would be fabulous in cocktails too.

Available to buy in many supermarkets or from specialists like The Whisky Exchange

Thank you to the The Floating Rum Shack and Mount Gay Rum for including me on this tasting.

 

A lot more oak that i thought i would get initially, sugary sweet with bitter orange peel, definite oak spice influence, vanilla essence and a hint of some fruity sweets

quite soft initially, treacle toffees and Halloween treacle scones, then oak wood spices, hints of aromatic leaf, ripe banana and then a dry tannic mouthfeel

dry, oaky, apricot jam, interesting, long

Bottle Name: Mount Gay Black Barrel
Age: NAS
ABV: 43.00
Distiller: Mount Gay Rum
Bottler: Mount Gay Rum
Type: Rum
From: Barbados, Not Scottish


Mount Gay Origin 2 Copper Pot

Mount Gay Rum Tweet Tasting Third up in the tasting hosted by The Floating Rum Shack and Mount Gay Rum was the Mount Gay Origins 2 Copper Pot .

The first origins pack was only available at the distillery in barbados, this one made it around the world.

Matured only in Copper CPot still this has more more bassy herbaceous notes that some described as rubbery, lovely stuff but i think i preferred the Column one.

Available to buy as part of the origins 2 pack from specialists like The Whisky Exchange

Thank you to the The Floating Rum Shack and Mount Gay Rum for including me on this tasting.

 

find the nose of this very light, gentle over ripe fruits in a sugary syrup, herby, touch of foam banana and dried apricot.

Definitely oaky, rubbery, or herby, i cant quite decide, tasty but huge

huge, herby definitely herby, long

Bottle Name: Mount Gay Origin 2 Copper Pot
Age: NAS
ABV: 43.00
Distiller: Mount Gay Rum
Bottler: Mount Gay Rum
Type: Rum
From: Barbados, Not Scottish


Mount Gay Origins 2 Copper Column

Mount Gay Rum Tweet Tasting Second up in the tasting hosted by The Floating Rum Shack and Mount Gay Rum was the Mount Gay Origins 2 Copper Column .

The first origins paclk was only available at the distillery in barbados, this one made it around the world.

Matured only in Copper Column stills, like grain whisky, this has a much lighter, almost floral character and although spirity on the nose and palate it really has something very nice to offer and was one of my favourites..

Available to buy as part of the origins 2 pack from specialists like The Whisky Exchange

Thank you to the The Floating Rum Shack and Mount Gay Rum for including me on this tasting.

 

lighter, definitely more delicate, a maybe a hint more spirity, toffee, banana skins, tomato plant leaf, hints of treacle and light syrup cake

definitely more spirit, toffee pennies, treacle again, banana leafs, flat cola, quite herbaceous.

wooft, thats big, spirit, long

Bottle Name: Mount Gay Origins 2 Copper Column
Age: NAS
ABV: 43.00
Distiller: Mount Gay Rum
Bottler: Mount Gay Rum
Type: Rum
From: Barbados, Not Scottish


Mount Gay XO Cask Strength

Mount Gay Rum Tweet Tasting Last up in the tasting hosted by The Floating Rum Shack and Mount Gay Rum was the Mount Gay XO Cask Strength.

Produced to celebrate Barbados 50th anniversary of independence from British rule.

This Cask strength, 63%, Rum is packed with yummy notes of chocolate and fruit and although it packs a whacking great punch it's seriously drinkable.

Available to buy as part of the origins 2 pack from specialists like The Whisky Exchange

Thank you to the The Floating Rum Shack and Mount Gay Rum for including me on this tasting.

 

banana fritters in caramel sauce, figs and raisins, vanilla cream, treacle, Dark Chocolate, Chcolate Mousse yum, very very yum

Really sweet, wow that caught me out, treacle toffees, banana fritters again, chocolate mousse, tasty, tangy, spicy

long lasting spiced banana fritters

Bottle Name: Mount Gay XO Cask Strength
Age: NAS
ABV: 63.00
Distiller: Mount Gay Rum
Bottler: Mount Gay Rum
Type: Rum
From: Barbados, Not Scottish


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