Mount Gay 1703

Mount Gay

1703

(0.7l, 43%)


7.6/10
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Kill-Devil.

The story of Mount Gay Rum begins in the year 1703, on the Caribbean island of Barbados, when John Sober (seriously...), inherited a distillery, and invited Sir John Gay to help manage it. Sir John Gay jumped at the opportunity to give the Barbadians something special. He refined the production process and began producing noticeably superior product that has survived to this day. Mount Gay is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, Rum brand in the World.

Mount Gay 1703 celebrates the founding of the distillery. It's an excellent Rum crafted by master distiller, Allen Smith, and contains Rums that have been aged between 10 and 30 years. It's comprised of rare and noteworthy barrels that Allen has been carefully monitoring over the years.


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  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Barbados
  • Country
    Barbados
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Mount Gay
  • Bottler
    Mount Gay

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caramel
oak
honey
spicy
banana
smoky
vanilla
sweet
fruit
What does Mount Gay 1703 taste like?

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Dog Dogson
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A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. Most popular suggestions are: Rum (the Romani word for potent), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Dark amber

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Caramel, oak, spicy with fruit, molasses and honey

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Caramel, sweet and oaky, vanilla, spices and smoke

Finish
Rich, delicate, and lengthy


SmartAss corner
Rum was originally called »Kill-Devil« by the Barbadians.
Ratings & Reviews
Wayne
Wayne,
This is a great rum. It came in the sampler with the Ron Quorhum, Quorhum 23 Year Old, which was so good, that by comparison, this was just a bit lacking. I'd definitely order the Mount Gay, or be pleased to see it behind the bar - but given the chance, I'd go for the Quorhum if it was there also.
Donald
Donald,
First sampled this at the source, worth the trip! Amazing distillery tour and very interesting history. One of my very favorite rums!
Hansen
Hansen,
nice rum, soft aroma, typical rum taste, always a good 1 to keep
Corey
Corey,
Pretty expensive but not a bad rum. I feel like for the price it should have been something a little extra.
Andrew
Andrew,
Quite good. Has an interesting complex flavour with, at my first taste, almost came off as an agricole.
Antti
Antti,
An outstanding sipper with a bit of history, let the complex array of aromas & flavors carry your worries away, sorry their is a toll.
Aude
Aude,
Good but didn't stand out
anonymous
anonymous,
Spennsiv but goooood
Deja
Deja,
It almost tastes like whiskey!
anonymous
anonymous,
Multiple layers of flavours and aromas. A rich complex rum with a long finish.
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