Mount Gay Eclipse Rum
Distilled in Barbados, this expression from Mount Gay Eclipse Rum was named for the ‘double phenomenon’ of a total solar eclipse and the passage of Halley’s comet in 1910.
From probably the oldest rum distillery in the world (dating from 1703), comes this legendary Barbados golden rum. Mount Gay Eclipse is absolutely superb value for money.
Mount Gay, the world’s oldest rum distillery is proud of its 300 years of heritage. Eclipse is made with traditional copper tools and matured in American whiskey casks. It is the embodiment of our style with notes of vanilla, almond, ripe banana, and dark chocolate.
Mount Gay Eclipse rum is produced from molasses that is double distilled and aged up to 2 years in white Kentucky oak ex-bourbon barrels.
Mount Gay Eclipse Rum is widely recognized as the oldest Rum in the world. Aged in charred, American oak barrels for a minimum of two years, producing a marvelous, semi-sweet Rum that has flavors of apricot, banana, and vanilla. The barrel aging gives the Rum a lightly smoked, long-lasting finish.
Mount Gay is the oldest existing rum brand in the world, with it’s oldest surviving deed being from 1703. The company developed the use of traditional double copper pot stills, a process that has been in continuous use by Mount Gay ever since its founding. The company’s namesake Sir John Gay Alleyne was a good friend of John Sober who purchased the then Mount Gilboa distilleries in 1747.
Brilliant Golden Amber In Colour, Eclipse Bears A Luxuriously Complex Aroma Whose Rich, Seamless Harmony Is Interwoven With Distinctive Floral And Fruity Notes Of Apricot And Banana, With Hints Of Vanilla And A Subtle Smokiness Imparted By The Kentucky Oak Barrels In Which The Rum Is Patiently Aged.
The nose is full and rounded with notes of fresh flowers and honey, a little vanilla and tropical fruit.
The palate is fruity and well-rounded with notes of banana, vanilla, smoke, toasty oak, spice.
The finish is long and spiced with toasty oak.