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The one rum to rule them all, from our resident tiki expert

Mount Gay


One rum to rule them all!

Locked in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault are copies of nearly every known plant seed on earth. If anything were to happen where we would run out or lose a certain crop or plant, the Seed Vault has a back up. 

I think it’s high time they added a bottle of Mount Gay rum to the vault for safekeeping. That way if we ever run out of rum (oh please tell me that can never happen) we can always reach for a copy of the original. Mount Gay is the only company still in existence that has been making rum since its discovery over 300 years ago. Over those 300 years the material, technology, and process have improved but their current expressions are as close as we’ll ever get to knowing what the pirates of the Caribbean (nailed it!) were drinking. 

We’ve recently added even more of the Mount Gay lineup to our shelves. See more information on the new additions below.

 Eclipse, $18.50

Distinctive floral and fruity notes of apricot and banana, with hints of vanilla. Subtle smokiness imparted by the toasted Kentucky oak barrels in which the rum is aged. Warm, medium body with a bright finish.

Black Barrel, $27.50

A small batch, handcrafted blend made of matured double pot distillates and aged column distillates. The blended rum is then matured or “finished” for a second time in deeply charred Bourbon oak barrels. This unique process releases spicy aromas that are at once balanced, and bold with complex notes of spice, toasted wood, followed by fruit. Bold spice balanced with oaky vanilla and sweet caramel. Warm medium body with long finish.

XO Extra Old Rum, $42.50

The standard for what rum should taste like. Don’t believe us? Just go ask Capn Jimbo.  With a heritage of over 300 years of continuous distilling there is an argument that Mount Gay XO is the only currently available rum on the market that taste like what RUM is supposed to taste like, everything else should be referenced from it.

An opulent blend of rum 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 of ripe banana and toast, followed by vanilla, pastry and warm spice. Rich, oaky and sharp with a smooth finish.

Origin Series Vol. 2, $92.50

A two for one package that offers deep insight into Mount Gay blending process. All of Mount Gay’s blended expression feature both copper pot and copper column distilled rum. This two bottle set includes a bottle of rum distilled in a copper pot still and a bottle from a column still. This package is a great way to appreciate the chocolate and almond notes that copper pot stills invoke. And the light, fruity floral aspects of copper column distilled rum.

1703 Master Select, $139.50

The 1703 Master Select blend features a blend of copper column and copper pot rums from Mount Gay's oldest reserves – ranging from 10 to 30 year old rums – created and hand-picked by Master Blender Allen Smith. 1703 is an annual release with approximately 12,000 bottles released worldwide. Each batch is selected, bottled and labeled individually by hand. Refined harmony of oaky and caramel notes and a balance of caramel, spice and toast lead to an exceptional roundness with a delicate finish

Check out the entire line up in our online shop.

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