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Old 04-19-2010, 12:22 AM   #1
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Rum Review: Mount Gay 1703 Old cask Selection

The Mount Gay 1703 Rum is a premium blend which features aged rum stocks from selected barrels of the Mount Gay treasured reserve. These barrels have been aged 10 to 30 years and feature the best that Mount Gay has to offer in the areas of Craftsmanship and Quality.

Here is an excerpt from my review:

…The rum has a bright coppery colour with black stains. It looks very rich and lively in the glass almost like a shiny new penny. A swirl of the glass shows a nice sheen of oil on the sides with small legs tricking back into the rum. Dark molasses and baking spices rise to my nostrils followed by a smokey leather. Perhaps it is the colour of the rum fooling me, but I catch a scent of copper pennies in the air as well…

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Rum Review: Mount Gay 1703 Old Cask Selection

As well you may enjoy my Cocktail Suggestion… Romantic Traffic
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:05 PM   #2
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Good review Arctic, I remember at the last NYC MOR event they had this rum, and when the top came off the pleasant smell over powered everything with in 10ft of it! Magnificent.
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:27 PM   #3
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It really is one of the nicest noses I have encountered in a rum bottle.
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:46 PM   #4
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Default Review: Mount Gay Eclipse Silver Rum

Recently the distributors for Mount Gay Rum (Select Wines) arranged for me to receive a few samples of the Mount Gay range for the purpose of reviewing them on my website. The first of these reviews is for the Mount Gay Eclipse Silver Rum, a Bajan rum from the Mount Gay Plantation on the Island of Barbados.

Mount Gay Rum has been produced on the Isle of Barbados since the beginning of the eighteenth century, making Mount Gay one of the oldest, (if not the oldest) rum brand in the World. Evidence exists of stills in use at the Mount Gay Plantation site as early as 1667, and we have confirmation (with the first written records) of rum produced on the site in 1703.

Here is an excerpt from my review:

“…It is unusual in my experience for a white rum to display such an inviting aroma in the glass. The scents and smells of light butterscotch were evident as was a firm presence of banana, a mild citrus zest, and a light minty aroma….”

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Old 12-03-2010, 03:42 PM   #5
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Another terrific review. Thank you!

I thought to myself, Gee I think I have that rum. Maybe I should give it a retaste.

But I was wrong. I have the Mount Gay Special Reserve, another white rum. I did not find this on the Ministry's list of current rums produced by Mount Gay.

Any relationship to the Silver Eclipse?

I will probably pick up a bottle of the silver and try it in a daiquiri.

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Old 12-03-2010, 05:53 PM   #6
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Another terrific review. Thank you!

I thought to myself, Gee I think I have that rum. Maybe I should give it a retaste.

But I was wrong. I have the Mount Gay Special Reserve, another white rum. I did not find this on the Ministry's list of current rums produced by Mount Gay.

Any relationship to the Silver Eclipse?

I will probably pick up a bottle of the silver and try it in a daiquiri.

Thanks,

Jack
I believe Special Reserve was replaced by Silver Eclipse.
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:38 AM   #7
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Another terrific review. Thank you!

I thought to myself, Gee I think I have that rum. Maybe I should give it a retaste.

But I was wrong. I have the Mount Gay Special Reserve, another white rum. I did not find this on the Ministry's list of current rums produced by Mount Gay.

Any relationship to the Silver Eclipse?

I will probably pick up a bottle of the silver and try it in a daiquiri.

Thanks,

Jack
Thanks Jack!

As JWilly said the Mount Gay Eclipse Silver has replaced the Special Reserve. I am not sure if there were any differences between the blends. I should point out though that the Mount Gay Eclipse Silver which is sold in Canada has been aged for at least one year (as per Canadian Law) and then filtered clear. I am not sure if the blend sold in the US has undergone the same amount of aging. I suspect it has but I may be incorrect.

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Heh! Well, that gives me an excuse to do a taste comparison, doesn't it?

Thanks for the info!
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:55 PM   #9
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I did a comparison between the Mount Gay Eclipse Silver and the Special Reserve. They are not the same rum at all.

First off, the Special Reserve actually has a subtle bit of color to it, a soft amber. The Silver is about as clear as you can get.

The Silver is more viscous and less flavorful than the reserve.

With two different names, I suppose that should be no surprise at all.

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Default Review: Mount Gay Eclipse (Gold)

As mentioned two weeks ago, the distributors for Mount Gay (Select Wines) have arranged for me to receive a few samples of their Mount Gay Rum for the purpose of reviewing them on my website. This is the second review in this series and today I am sharing my experiences with the Mount Gay Eclipse Rum.

It was in 1910 that the appearance of Haley’s comet coincided with a total solar eclipse, and this event is said to have inspired Mount Gay Rum to create the Eclipse Rum. The Eclipse is a traditional double distilled rum produced from copper pot stills and aged in white Kentucky oak barrels which were previously used to age bourbon. I found that when I was patient with the spirit, I could catch glimpses of the Kentucky Bourbon in both the aroma and flavour.

Here is an Excerpt from my Review:

“…The initial aroma from the glass is laced with caramel and orange peel. Allowing the glass to decant reveals the scents of deep brown sugar and toffee spices. Interestingly I also catch nice wiffs of a nice woody apricot brandy, a ribbon of bourbon and vanilla, and more subtle smoky aromas of dried fruit, tobacco and oak tannin…”

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