There are good bottles of Mount Gay Rum, and then there are stellar bottles of Mount Gay alcohol.
This guide will help give you an overview of what Mount Gay has to offer. Which bottles cost what? Which bottles are best? Most loved? Most Rare? Most Expensive?
Later, you’ll find we’ve summarized a short history of the prestigious brand for you so that in 5 minutes, you can pretend to be an expert. 😉
Note: the prices are in US Dollars, and for the US market, if you are outside of the US, the prices may vary; we will, however, include links to the best place to buy your ideal bottle of Mount Gay in your country.
How much is a bottle of Mount Gay Rum?
Let’s start by answering the most basic question simply:
The most commonly bought bottle of Mount Gay Rum is the Mount Gay Eclipse Rum and costs $20 for a bottle of 750ml.
What is the most expensive bottle of Mount Gay Rum?
The most expensive bottle of Mount Gay Rum is the Mount Gay Rum XO, and it costs $58 for a bottle of 750ml.
Now that you have the simplest answer to the simplest questions, below you’ll find the prices and sizes of the entire range of Mount Gay Rum, their sizes, prices, and later on, a buyer’s guide.
Mount Gay Rum Standard Bottles and Prices
The following is the list of the Standard Bottles and Prices Mount Gay Rum:
|1||Mount Gay Rum Eclipse||$20|
|2||Mount Gay Rum Black Barrel||$42|
|3||Mount Gay Rum XO||$58|
|4||Mount Gay Rum Silver||$20|
Although all the bottles of Mount Gay Rum are amazing, we are guilty of having our top two choices. Let’s check them out:
Mount Gay Rum Eclipse
This crisp and aromatic variant is an expression specially created by the distillers at Mount Gay Rum. It is a heritage blend that is among the best rums created by the company. It is distilled using traditional pot stills and aged in charred American whiskey barrels. The aroma has distinct notes of vanilla, banana with hints of spices, fruit, and caramel. The taste has a character of oak with slightly burnt notes. The retail price for a bottle of 750ml is $20.
Mount Gay Rum Black Barrel
The rum is rich and complex yet retains a smooth, and round feel to it. It is created from a blend of aromatic rums giving it an intense flavor. The rum is matured in American whiskey casks and then finished in deeply charred bourbon casks. The aroma has woody notes with butter and is balanced with spices and dried fruits. The rum has a bold and aromatic taste with toffee, lychee, and gingerbread notes. The retail price for a bottle of 750ml is $42.
Mount Gay Rum Limited Edition Bottles and Prices
Let us check out some of the limited edition bottles of Mount Gay Rum and its prices:
Mount Gay Rum Andean Oak Cask
This limited edition rum was created to explore a different layer of aromatic complexity. The rum was finished in casks of Andean Oak for 11 months after aging the rum for 14 years. The resulting rum is a delicate yet opulent blend with layers of spice, nutmeg, vanilla, ripe pear, and toasted coconut on the palate. The retail price for a bottle of 750ml is $195.
Mount Gay Pot Still Rum
This blend is another exclusive limited edition from the heritage collection of Mount Gay. The blend is created using rums distilled in double retort pot stills. The delicious rum has notes of toffee, mocha, and plum in its aroma. The flavor has notes of dried fruits, dark chocolate, and oak with a spiciness to the overall flavor. The retail price for a bottle of 750ml is $207. The retail price for a bottle of 750ml is $207.
Mount Gay Rum The Port Cask Expression
This rum is a limited edition of the Mount Gay line, and this rum is a blend of rums distilled in traditional column stills. The rum is then aged for five years in Tawny Port casks and blended with rums aged for 14 years in American whiskey casks and finished in Tawny Port casks for one year. The rum is rich and multi-faceted with notes of vanilla, caramel, and almond. In addition, the flavor has notes of cherry, dried fruit, oak, prunes, and almonds. The retail price for a bottle of 750ml is $188.
Mount Gay XO The Peat Smoke Expressions
This unique, limited edition blend combines the rums of Barbados with the peaty flavors of Islay whiskey. This rum was created from a blend of column and spot still rums in American oak barrels for 8 to 15 years. This blend is finished in heated casks of Islay whiskey for six months, imparting the whiskey’s signature salty and smoky notes. The retail price for a bottle of 750ml is $250.
Mount Gay Rum Price and Notes
Here is the list of Mount Gay Rum bottles and prices.
Mount Gay Rum XO
This is a small blend created from a selection of mature rums. The flavor is complex and goes well with a number of cocktails. The flavor has salted caramel notes, baked figs, cloves, and dark chocolate.
- Sizes: 750ml
- Price: $58
Mount Gay Rum Silver
This blend is a newer selection of the rums. This blend is white rum with aged double distillates, giving the rum a really smooth finish. The flavors are reminiscent of toffee, cane, butterscotch, and ripe fruit.
- Sizes: 750ml
- Price: $20
About Mount Gay
Created by Mount Gay Distilleries in Barbados, the rum is claimed to be the world’s oldest commercial rum distillery. The distillery produces a range of column- and pot-still rums. Mount Gay Rum is created using water that has been filtered through natural coral and then mixed with molasses. The fermentation of this mix is done using an exclusively selected natural yeast, and then it is distilled in both copper pot stills and column stills and then it is aged in oak barrels. Mount Gay Rum has historically been associated with sailing, and sailors have always preferred this particular rum as a drink.
The history behind Mount Gay Rum
Mount Gay Rum is named after Sir John Gay Alleyne, who became the company manager in the mid-1700s. His tenure was so effective, and he earned such a widely respected reputation as a business manager and community leader that the company was renamed in his honor after his death in 1801. The company has been making rum since 1703 making it the oldest rum distillery in the world.
What makes Mount Gay Rum unique?
Mount Gay Rum is unique in the rum drinking world as the oldest commercial rum. The rum is made using unique distillation processes and specialized ingredients, remaining unchanged for over 300 years. As a result, the rum has a very distinct flavor and has won awards for the quality of its products. The rum has a purity and smoothness all of its own, which makes it stand out from the other rums produced in Barbados. The rums have complex notes of caramel and toffee along with a hint of acidity and bitterness in the aftertaste.
Why is Mount Gay Rum so popular?
The rum has a rich yet balanced taste that is great when put into a number of cocktails. As the oldest of the rums produced in Barbados, its rich history gives the rum and its variants a unique place in the rum drinking world. The rum can be enjoyed neat, and the complex flavors are the best for blending into several cocktails.
How best to drink Mount Gay Rum
You can enjoy Mount Gay Rum in the following ways,
Mount Gay Shot: This is one of the most non-traditional ways to have rum, but who is here to judge, right? Choose your favorite shot glasses and get your party started by drinking this amazing rum on the go.
Mount Gay Cocktails: The Company also gives higher recommendations to their in-house cocktails. Here are our top two favorites.
- Bridgetown Sour – Add 50ml of Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum with 0.75 oz. of fresh lemon juice, 0.5 oz. of almond and vanilla syrup, and one dash of angostura bitter. Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and serve chill after straining in a coupette glass.
- Orange Eclipse – in a cocktail shaker, add two ounces of the Eclipse Rum, food dashes of angostura bitter with one oz. of blood orange juice, and 0.5 oz. of sweet vermouth. Mix all the ingredients together with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. You may add an orange peel as a garnish.