Mount Gay XO
Mount Gay XO is an opulent blend of the finest spirits aged for 8 to 15 years. Extra Old blends significantly older barrels of mainly double pot distillates that have rounded crisper notes into a subtle balance. It exudes the finesse that only time can bring and offers a true taste of paradise.
On the nose, there are aromas of perfect balanced ripe banana and toast, followed by vanilla, pastry and warm spice. The taste is rich, oaky and sharp. The finish is well rounded, rich and smooth.
Mount Gay was established in the Caribbean island of Barbados in 1703 when Sir John Gay joined forces with a friend of his who had recently inherited a then unknown distillery. John Gay easily took to the business of managing the distillery, and quickly refined the distillation process to produce a superior quality rum.
In the eighteenth century Barbadian rum and sugar cane were in high demand. Bridgetown had become one of the wealthiest ports in the world, as sailors sought their fortune along the sugar and rum trade routes.
The reputation for being a rum of the highest quality helped Mount Gay gain traction in one of the toughest drinks markets of the time, and it is this historic legacy that continues today in every bottle of Mount Gay Rum produced.