Mount Gay Rum Extra Old 12 Years
Official info: An opulent blend of the finest spirits aged for 8 to 15 years. Where Eclipse is floral and fruity, Extra Old blends significantly older barrels of mainly double pot distillates that have rounded these crisper notes into a subtler balance. It exudes the finesse that only time can bring and offers a true taste of paradise from the rum that invented rum.
Aromas: Perfect balance of ripe banana and toast, followed by vanilla, pastry and warm spice.
Taste: Rich, oaky and sharp.
Body: Rounded with a smooth finish.
Brown rum distilled from fermented molasses. Blend of rums 7, 8 and 10 years old aged in used American bourbon barrels.
Info: Extra Old is the recipient of several Gold and Grand Gold awards from well-respected International Quality and Spirits competitions. In 2001, Extra Old was awarded its fifth Grand Gold at the Monde Selection in Brussels. The brand was also awarded a trophy (the highest award possible) at the 2001 International Spirits Challenge in London.
Mount Gay Rum Extra Old Barbados Rum is a skilful blend of the finest old spirits, carefully selected from aged reserves. It is the result of hundreds of years of respecting the time-honoured traditions of rum production. Once sipped and savoured, the connoisseur experiences the warmth of a well-rounded, exceedingly smooth, light bodied spirit; possessing such finesse as only time can bring.
The colour of brilliant amber-brown with a clarity of brilliant luminescence.
The first nose has good oak, dry and a good balance of fragrances with a moderate intensity of general aroma with the second nose evidently sweeter and more aromatic than the first nose. The predominant aroma is the rich, mellow, oak character which is in perfect balance with the sweet, fuity notes and light banana-type aroma of a well matured double distilled rum. Light, burnt-wood character with subtle sugar cane notes with a taste that is light bodied with an excellent level of well-digested wood characters which harmonises well with the aroma.
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