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Mount Gay Rum XO

Aged Rum /43% ABV / Barbados

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Product details

Aged Rum
Tasting Notes
Caramel, Chocolate, Fig, Oak, Pruny, Salty, Spicy, Vanilla
Years Aged
Food Pairing
Dessert - Vanilla & Caramel, Lamb, Salads & Greens, Shellfish

Product description

By passing down knowledge and expertise over hundreds of years, Mount Gay has perfected the art of rum making. Mount Gay XO is a small-batch blend of carefully selected mature rums distilled in traditional copper pot and column stills. This round and complex rum is matured between 5 to 17 years in American whiskey, bourbon and cognac casks. XO has been called the rum by which all other rums are measured.

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Community reviews

51 Reviews
  • Ross
    Verified Buyer
    Verified Buyer

    My absolute favorite rum. Very smooth, and it’s great to drink either straight or mixed with just a touch of coke. But please don’t overwhelm the flavor with something else. This is a top notch rum!!!


Aged rum is older rums that have matured and lost a bit of the original liquid from evaporation, but have a more complex character than unaged rum. That amount of liquid that evaporates during aging is affectionately called the 'angels share'.
The best way to drink anything is the way that you like it. If you're looking for a suggestion - try it the same way you would whisky. Often rum is drank with a bit of water in it, or an ice cube or two. This gives rum the best sipping experience.
This depends. Often, rum is required to age for at least one year. However, rums are aged for differing years which attributes to changes in color and flavor. White rum is aged for the least amount of time, where dark rum is aged for some time.
Rum is aged in oak casks - commonly bourbon casks, but sometimes wooden casks or stainless steel tanks. Each distiller is different - so its always a good idea to read how they age their rum for a full understanding of the product.

About the brand

Mount Gay is the oldest rum distillery in the world and is proud to have over 300 years of experience and heritage, mastering its craft since 1703.

Barbados, the birthplace of rum, has been home to Mount Gay since 1703. As the easternmost island of the Caribbean, Barbados is exposed to elements such as the famous Trade Winds creating ideal growing conditions for sugarcane. Barbados is formed of coral limestone, a porous mineral which acts as a natural filter for the groundwater deep beneath the island. This groundwater serves as the sole water source for Mount Gay and is pulled from a private artesian well, the very same well used since the foundation of the distillery. Barbados offers natural yeast that, combined with coral-filtered water maximizes flavor during fermentation. Our tropical climate accelerates the concentration of aromas and flavors during the aging in casks. It is this terroir that imbues our rum with its singular taste.

The combination of each step in our process delivers unique, rich, flavorful rums that set Mount Gay apart. The distinctive character of Mount Gay comes from using rums distilled both in traditional column and copper pot stills. Mount Gay ages every batch of rum separately in a diverse range of casks including American whiskey, bourbon and cognac barrels. For over 300 years we've relied on the expertise and artistry of the Master Blenders to ensure every bottle of Mount Gay retains the signature character and profile which is celebrated allover the world. Our Master Blender Trudiann Branker and her team of experts bring to life our long heritage creating rich and flavorful rums whilst preparing for the future.

Try these Mount Gay recipes

Mount Gay Daiquiri

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Made with Mount Gay Eclipse, freshly squeezed lime juice and simple syrup, this refreshing daiquiri is sure to transport you to Barbados with each sip.

Mount Gay Rum Punch

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This is our Mount Gay take on the traditional Barbadian Rum Punch. Remember our favorite rhyme when crafting your rum punch: one of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak, a dash of bitters and a sprinkle of spice, serve well chilled with plenty of ice.

Spiced Old Fashioned

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This twist on the original brings the rich complexity of Mount Gay Black Barrel and slight bitter sweetness of spiced simple syrup for the perfect wintertime Old Fashioned.

XO Coco Hill

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Our island twist on Rum on the rocks - this is the perfect way to enjoy Mount Gay XO in its purest form.

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