Mount Gay XO

Mount Gay XO

Price: $40 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Mount Gay / Remy Cointreau

Region: Barbados

43% ABV

Distillate: Molasses

Aged For: NAS, claims average around 8-10 years

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

Chill Filtered: Yes

Additives used: No

Color: Tawny

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Molasses, oak, coffee, Caramel, tannins, and sugar

Mouthfeel: Light bodied

Palate/Taste: Bright molasses, followed by oaky tannins, toffee, and cigar tobacco

Finish: Medium warmth and length, Oaky and drying, molasses, brown sugar, bourbon

Thoughts: Very straightforward Bajan rum, it’s actually a bit boring to be honest, but as any easy to find aged rum it’s better than many of it’s dosed competitors in the same price bracket.

Score: 78 out of 100

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