walnuts
dark chocolate
peanut
pepper
vanilla
tropical
roasted
coconut
oak
Spiral Gold of Mauritius Dark Rum

Gold of Mauritius
Dark Rum
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark copper.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Slight musty cork-like note with dark chocolate, hot sawn wood and peanuts.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Walnuts, wet cardboard, some more walnuts and sweet dark chocolate covered peanuts with peppery alcohol prickle.

Finish
Fiery finish with walnuts, dark chocolate and oak.
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Gold of Mauritius Dark Rum is adored for its walnuts, dark chocolate, peanut and pepper flavor notes.

This Rum is carefully distilled at Grays distillery, Mauritius.

Based on 280 votes, the average rating for Gold of Mauritius Dark Rum is 8.1/10.

Top reviews for Gold of Mauritius Dark Rum:

— As a newbie to rum, I really appreciated the smoothness of it as well as its rich flavors. It has earned a permanent spot in my home bar.

— Great taste.

— Best rum so far
  • Category
    Rum
  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Mauritius
  • Country
    Mauritius
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Grays Distillery
  • Age
  • Maturation
    Port Wine barrels

Gold of Mauritius Dark Rum

(0.7l, 40%)


8.1/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Gold of Mauritius Dark Rum
William
William,
A beautifull rounded masterpiece
 
Janis
Janis,
I love my rum, but I was disappointed heavily by Gold of Mauritius. Both the nose and palate were overwhelmed with artificial vanilla flavoring and once I realized the color was not coming from aging in wood but rather coloring, I realized I overpaid for a glorified Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum in a nicer bottle. I tried it by itself, in a classic daiquiri, in a Hemingway and even a Mai Tai and Pina Colada - none of them could mask the artificial vanilla, so my conclusion is this can only be used in a Cuba Libre and when baking cakes, among other culinary uses. I will go back to my Plantation original dark, because it's cheaper, aged in wood, and simply better in every category in my opinion. I just cannot recommend this to anyone, unless it's cheaper than Plantation, Havana Club, or even a Cpt. Morgan. If this was the first dark rum I tried, I'd probably say I don't like rum and be turned off from trying it again for a while. If you dislike artifical flavors, do not buy this.
 
Wen
Wen,
Not as great as you would imagine
 
Karl
Karl,
Warm, sweet, smooth aromas of banana, milk chocolate and toffee. A lovely dark rum that both me and the people I was drinking it with really enjoyed. Will definetly be getting this again once the bottle is empty!
 
Aleksandras
Aleksandras,
Lovely earthy flaviours.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
We went to Mauritius about ten years ago so ordered this rum out of nostalgia. The first sip was a delight to the taste buds. It was smooth and warm with just a hint of vanilla. The first bottle did not last long and since finishing it we have ordered six more bottles, some as Christmas Gifts for Rum loving friends.
 
Eugeniu
Eugeniu,
Nice one, very enjoyable, but lacks a bit of character.
 
Dennis
Dennis,
As a newbie to rum, I really appreciated the smoothness of it as well as its rich flavors. It has earned a permanent spot in my home bar.
 
Philip
Philip,
I felt that this was a nice sipping rum, if a little on the sweet side. That is not a bad thing. Although I do feel it was on the pricey side given I could buy Diplomatico Reserva for a few pounds more.
 
David
David,
Great taste.
 
Mrs
Mrs,
Very smooth and drinkable. Nice with ginger beer, or on its own over ice. Just wish it was less pricey!
 
Alistair
Alistair,
I'm tempted to rate as an 8 but as it is smooth but rich in rum sweetness, but I think I'm mostly dropping to the 7 because I wouldn't necessarily rate the price per bottle.
 
Michael
Michael,
This perfect as a stand alone rum, add a spoonful of Red Bull, it gets a rare colour, a sweeter flavor, though still keeping its own.
 
Peter
Peter,
Incredible sweetness in the aftertaste - in a good way. Tastes dark, almost like honey and smooth after a first sting. Perfect rum for the price!
 
Freddy
Freddy,
A perfect rum for a whisky fan. Not as sweet as many other rums. A nice light pallet and a beautiful extension to an international bar list.
 
Richard
Richard,
A very nice rum with subtle hints of smokiness (reminded me a little of bourbon in the taste).Not as sweet as many I have tried and quite light on the palate. Very easy to drink on its own. For the price I would happily buy this again.
 
Niko
Niko,
Very nice, own kind of rum... Not too sweet for cuba libre. Takes some time to get used to after morgan but i could take another bottle of this in future... i also like the bottle design
 
François-Xavier
François-Xavier,
Not Natural and not in a good way... The color is very dark, which is troubling for a 1 year old rum.. but it spent 3 months in porto cask, so I didn't judge it there, I don't know enough about aging in porto cask, maybe the coloring is much faster then with bourbon for instance, so moving on. Then the smell is something almost medicinal, with a first smell of sweets and then on the end on bananas. At this point I was almost scared to taste it, but at the end, it was almost a relief, as the medicinal feels like is gone. Very smooth, almost heavy, definitively with added caramel/sugar, more like Ron. A Rum for who never tasted good Rum
 
Simon
Simon,
A rum that taste some like a sweeter whiskey. Not super as it self maybe a 7 tops but mix with coke and it is perfect as not too sweet and not too rough.
 
Rasmus
Rasmus,
Fine rum, but a bit too sweet for my taste.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Best rum so far
 
Chris
Chris,
Enjoyed so much bought another 4 bottles for friends
 
Vrinceanu
Vrinceanu,
I cannot describe it less than “Dear God”. It has a great flavoured taste, is the type of rum that goes well anytime. You would be able to make cocktails out of it, but I think you would ruin it if you fo that. If you want a flavoured rum bottle around, pick this one. I know I will.
 
René
René,
Somewhat shallow flavors, very sugary.
 
Alexander
Alexander,
Smokey with banana notes
 
Oliver
Oliver,
Taken neat with a drop of water, smooth as silk.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
As a liquorice lover this rum was like a dream. Loads of liquorice scent and when I tasted it i first got even more liquorice notes that slowly turned into vanilla and butterscotch.
 
Karsten
Karsten,
It's smooth and slightly sweet. Very delicious and I would recommend it any time.
 
Del
Del,
Very smooth and flavourful! Drinks like a good sipping whiskey.
 
guest
guest,
Having been lucky enough to travel to Mauritius for my honeymoon I made it my personal side mission to try as many Mauritian rums as possible. Without doubt, this was my favourite and came home with me on the plane. I think my wife is still there? Deliciously smooth, and well balanced well worth a try.
 
Aljosa
Aljosa,
Great one!
 
Jonas
Jonas,
This is a young, intencsive and jumpy rum suitable well as a substitute to a Highland malt.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Nice, smooth Rum with a sweet, chocolatey palate. Velvety smooth, peppery punch for a finish. Great rum and I don't usually go for a neat dram of the stuff.
 
Mark
Mark,
Very nice. I wish I could get a bottle of this.
 
Lorenzo
Lorenzo,
Nice Rum, sweet, delicious chocolate notes
 
Charlotte
Charlotte,
Very smooth and sweet for a rum. Nice chocolatey base
 
Aljaz
Aljaz,
One of my all time favourites. Like some tropical island captured in a bottle.
 
Corey
Corey,
Not sure why I'm getting rum. I don't like this type of alcohol. Best served by not.
 
Virgil
Virgil,
Absolutely a must for a bar for a great dark rum! Slightly smokey and very smooth!
 
John
John,
Never had one with this much chocolate & fresh sugar in the mouth... best sipping rum I've tried
 
Robert
Robert,
I want a bottle! Loved it.
 
guest
guest,
Too sugary, not enough depth
 
Jon
Jon,
Simply the best rum I have ever tasted! I received the sample in one of the tasting packs and had to buy 2 bottles immediately. Sadly, those are now gone and I can't find this rum anywhere. I'm waiting very patiently for Uncle Flaviar to re-stock :)
 
Onni
Onni,
Excellent and really smooth rum. I think it might even be smoother than Ron Zacapa, my another favorite. I really like the base of this rum and I enjoy it straight.
 
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