The finishing period in deeply charred bourbon casks will be extended to six months, greatly lengthened from the previous four week finishing period. Sounds good, but how do the new bottlings fare? The nose is rich and woody, with notes of molasses, vanilla, and chimney soot in the mix. As with the original I get that flambeed banana, infused with dense vanilla extract and a touch of cocoa powder. Slightly winey on the finish.
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Every drinker has their own idea of which is the best rum. Others will pour nothing other than Bacardi because it's what they've been drinking for years. Rum is a very diverse category of liquor with many great brands, labels, and styles available. When you're looking for something new to mix into your favorite rum cocktails , you will find endless options.
We had a great visit to the Mount Gay Visitor Centre. The tour started with a short lesson about how rum production on Barbados and the history of Mount Gay as the first rum distillery in the world. The tasting followed which is the absolute best part of the tour. We tasted four rums and Tina our guide talked us through the different types of the Mount Gay rums and how they are blended and their different tastes.
The story of Mount Gay begins in Barbados. This heritage is continually and patiently being passed on to our bartender and wine and spirits merchant advocates. A focus on education that explains increasing sales for the brand, whose flagships are Black Barrel and XO.