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A complex and balanced blend of well-aged Mount Gay Rums across the range of casks and stills.
Rum production is THE primary industry on the island of Barbados — the eastern-most island in the Caribbean. Mount Gay is not only the oldest Rum Distillery on the island, it is documented to be the oldest Rum Distillery in the world with land title papers stretching all the way back to 1703. Technically, the Distillery is independent, but Rémy Cointreau is a majority shareholder of the facility and controls the Mount Gay brand — and they do a very good job leaving them alone to create their brand of Caribbean magic.
Mount Gay XO has been around for a while… but then again it is brand new. The previous edition was a blend of Rums had a narrower range of agings. Brand new for 2020, Mount Gay XO Triple Cask Blend is a blend of Rums aged between five and seventeen years in a combination of cask types — ex-Bourbon, ex-Whiskey, and ex-Cognac. To add even more complexity, the stills are a combination of pot and column. And we really like the results. Tons of character, not too sweet, and with a great balance of spice and fruit notes.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is rich with interesting scents of flamed orange zest, mulling spice, and humidor.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate has a soft and creamy texture with notes of mango, raw cane, plantain, cloves, and warm oak.
The finish is medium length and warm with a pepper kick.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Mount Gay XO Triple Cask Blend and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
Exclusive tasting experience featuring Crown & Caliber
The finest things in life age in reverse – they leverage expertise to improve over time.
Two such things are aged Spirits and iconic watches.
This kit includes access to a private, guided tasting hosted by Mount Gay Rum, the oldest commercial rum company in the world, and Crown & Caliber – one the world’s largest marketplaces for luxury watches.
Along the way, you’ll pair three iconic Mount Gay expressions with three unique timepieces curated by experts at Crown & Caliber. As you’ll see, the stories of expertise, heritage, and community weave together seamlessly.
2020 was… something.
But if this bizzaro year did anything right, it was this: it reacquainted us with the magic of building a formidable home bar. One that could withstand the trials of building out a sweatpants-based wardrobe, ordering too much take out and telling your co-worker Rob to turn off his Zoom mute button for the billionth time.
Out of the countless boozy options you had at your quarantined fingertips this year, five bottles rose to the top of the Flaviar ranks. This box celebrates these spirited soldiers, each one given a rousing seal of approval from our members and staff.
As we kick 2020’s arse firmly out the door, let’s raise our glasses to these Spirits’ boozy honor. After all, not all heroes wear capes — some prefer a bottle. Onto the winners!