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MOUNT GAY Black Barrel

Rum, Barbados, 70cl, Ref: 18268

The Mount Gay Black Barrel version is the latest creation by master blender Allen Smith. He had the idea of blending rums distilled in pot stills with aged rums distilled in patent stills. This black barrel is aptly name since it is finished in heavily ch

Profile: exuberant, gourmand. Notes of sugar cane, exotic fruit (pineapple, banana), flowers (geranium) and precious wood (sandalwood). Vanilla, medicinal and spiced aromas.

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Tasting note

  • Appearance : deep gold with glints of burnished gold.
  • Nose : exuberant, charming. Notes of sugar cane, exotic fruit, tropical flowers and precious wood serve to highlight the luxurious nature of the initial nose. Showing great depth, upon airing its exotic (pineapple), vanilla-inspired, floral (geranium), woody (sa
  • Palate : rich, round. Particularly floral, its opening is also vanilla-inspired, spicy and slightly medicinal (balm). The mid-palate acquires more richness: chocolate and vanilla pods lend it a pleasant and refreshing bitterness. Lively, it grows increasingly camp
  • Overall : unctuous, creamy. Notes of vanilla and ripe banana initially flood the palate. It then shifts towards a more floral and spiced (ginger, cinnamon) register. The retro-nasal olfaction is roasted, fibrous (sugar cane) and liquoricey. The empty glass plunges
The brand

The brand

Mount Gay rum is without a doubt one of the oldest rums in the world. Officially established in 1703 in Barbados, the birthplace of rum, production most likely began around 1663. Still created using traditional methods, today these rums enjoy an excellent international reputation, as can be seen with Eclipse, which has been its flagship expression since 1910. The secret to their indisputable quality, a subtle combination of character and seduction, is the great care taken over its production and maturation. Its rums have won numerous medals at international competitions, with Extra Old enjoying particular success.

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