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Black Label Edition

The Rum Mercenary • Mount Gay

80 /1007 ratings

Facts about the rum

Mount Gay
Black Label Edition
Made from
Column Still
18 years

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The Black Label Edition was produced in Barbados at the Mount Gay distillery. It was selected and bottled by the independent bottler The Rum Mercenary. It was distilled in 2000 from Molasses with a Column Still and then aged for 18 years. The rum is bottled at cask strength and has an ABV of 55.6%.

7 community members rated this rum with an average of 80/100. The rum smells like Vanilla, Floral and Tobacco, and on the palate there is Caramel, Waxes and Clove.


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80 /1007 ratings

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Nosing associations

Vanilla Floral Tobacco Banana Creme brulee Cream toffee Confections

Taste associations

Caramel Waxes Clove Creme brulee Coconut Round Vanilla

Finish associations

Oak Bitter Sweet Woody Dark chocolate Spicy Clove

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Wir haben vier Mount Gay 2000er Release im Rum-X Community Tasting verkostet. Das Tasting war sehr unterhaltsam, die Rums haben aber nur einen kleinen Teil dazu beigetragen. Insgesamt waren die Rums super ähnlich, die Unterschiede liegen in den Nuancen. Mir persönlich sagt das Profil nicht so zu, da einfach die Frucht fehlt. Im Mund finde ich sie durch die Bank besser als in der Nase. Der Rum Mercenary ist der süßlichste der Runde, mit einer Getreidenote, die an Bourbon erinnert. Die Frucht in der Nase erinnert an reife Banane, dazu Tabak, Tee und Vanille mit leicht angekohltem Karamell. Der Mund ist intensiv und cremig mit einer schönen Süße. Das ist super smooth, aber leider nicht sonderlich komplex.

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Out of a small cross tasting: Rum Mercenary is the most lifely with some floral notes while the other three have a more similar profile. Rum Cask is very well balanced an approchable. RumClub feels the most intense with some funky notes. The Duchess is the most elegant out of the bunch and my personal winner.

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About the distillery

The distillery Mount Gay is located in Barbados. Rums from Mount Gay have been rated 816 times with an average of 79/100.

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