SHARE THE PERFECT MOMENT THIS CHRISTMAS WITH MOUNT GAY XO AND MOUNT GAY BLACK BARREL
December 9, 2017
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For this festive period, Mount Gay selection of premium rums are the ideal gift for a loved one or just for yourself. Share a unique moment with someone you love, over a glass of their new selection.
Every great story begins with a time and a place, Mount Gay Rum is produced by Mount Gay Distilleries in Barbados, the easternmost island of the West Indies.
The oldest surviving deed for the company is from 1703, making Mount Gay Rum the world’s oldest commercial rum distillery. This Rum is sold in 110 countries, and its primary export market is the United States of America.
The embodiment of both quality and luxury, Mount Gay roots can be traced back over three centuries to the processing of Barbadian sugar cane, making it the oldest and continuously produced rum in the world. Through centuries of experimentation, the blending of single and double distillates has become an art form for Mount Gay . This year also marks a major milestone in Mount Gay’s history, as it celebrates 25 years of Mount Gay XO, originally known as Mount Gay ‘Extra Old’.
An excellent present for the craft rum enthusiast, Mount Gay is offering two premium rums this Christmas for a time well spent with your loved ones.
Mount Gay XO
A quarter of a century in the making, MOUNT GAY® XO is an opulent blend of the finest spirits aged for eight to 15 years. Where the original blend is floral and fruity, Extra Old blends significantly older barrels of mainly double pot distillates that have rounded the crisper notes of the spirit into a subtler balance. It exudes the finesse that only time can bring while offering a true taste of paradise – the recommended serve for XO is neat or on the rocks.
The aroma of this rum combines a perfect balance of ripe banana and toast followed by vanilla, pastry and spice. You can immerse into his rich taste, of oaky and sharp favors. With a rounded body and smooth finish this rum makes the perfect drink to share with your friends.
Mount Gay Black Barrel
The latest from Master Blender Allen Smith, Mount Gay Black Barrel is a small batch, handcrafted blend made of matured double pot distillates and aged column distillates. The blended rum is then matured for a second time in deeply charred Bourbon Oak barrels for a bold and spicy finish. Black Barrel is a versatile rum and can be enjoyed either neat or served as a signature Black Storm cocktail (Mount Gay Black Barrel, ginger ale, ice and orange wedge).
The aroma of this drink combines a complex note of spice and toasted wood, followed by fruit. The taste is bold spice balanced with oaky vanilla and sweet caramel. A warm medium body with long finish ready to enjoy.
As you can see Mount Gay rum has a very distinctive flavor like no other. There are other rums made on the Island, but Mount Gay is the oldest and most prominent of all. Notable Spirit ratings for Mount Gay rums include scores of 95 (“Exceptional”) for its Extra Old offering at the Beverage Tasting Institute’s 2008 Competition and a Gold rating for Eclipse Gold at the 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
You can get your bottle of Mount Gay at this Selfridges Christmas.
Written by Jesus Agudo Torregrosa for Luxuria Lifestyle