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Mount Gay Black Label Edition (RX8840)

Introducing the "Black Label Edition" from Barbados' Mount Gay distillery, this exceptional 18-year-old rum is selected and bottled by The Rum Mercenary. Distilled in 2000 from molasses with a Column Still, it boasts an ABV of 55.6%. The community recognizes the aroma as a blend of floral, vanilla, creme brulee, mocha, and tobacco notes. The flavor profile features caramel, clove, waxes, creme brulee, and an unknown taste, contributing to its uniqueness. Overall, the rum impresses with its smoothness, balance, and subtle variations in character. While some users find the roast aromas overwhelming, most appreciate its intensity, creamy texture, and pleasing sweetness. The "Black Label Edition" is a sophisticated rum option that will appeal to both connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Black Label Edition is based on 11 user reviews. We have compiled and summarized the community's tasting notes for you, to give you an impression of the aroma and taste of the rum:

This Barbadian rum, "Black Label Edition" is a delightful blend of sweet and crispy notes. Being rich in complex aromas, it offers an elegant mix of vanilla, coconut, and roasted essences with a hint of floral and espresso undertones.

Nosing impressions

Floral Vanilla Creme brulee Mocha Tobacco Banana Cream toffee Confections Coconut Spice

Taste impressions

Caramel Clove Waxes Creme brulee Unknown Oak Tobacco Coconut Round Vanilla


Sweet Oak Bitter Espresso Woody Dark chocolate Spicy Clove Roasted

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8.0 /1011 ratings

Community Rating

Already 11 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 8.0 out of 10. A total of users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).

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„We tasted four Mount Gay 2000 releases at the Rum-X Community Tasting. The tasting was very entertaining, but the rums only contributed a small part. Overall, the rums were super similar, with the differences being in the nuances. Personally, I don't like the profile as much, as it simply lacks fruit. In the mouth, I find them better across the board than in the nose.The Mercenary rum is the sweetest of the round, with a grain note reminiscent of bourbon. The fruit on the nose is reminiscent of ripe banana, along with tobacco, tea and vanilla with lightly charred caramel. The mouth is intense and creamy with a nice sweetness. It's super smooth, but unfortunately not particularly complex.“


Cereal Whiskey Tobacco Banana Creme brulee


Vanilla Unknown Oak Whiskey Dried fruit
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„In der Nase der floralste der drei von mir verkosteten 2000er Mount Gays, hat schon leichte Anklänge von Agricole. Im Mund im Vergleich zu den anderen angenehm ausbalanciert, hier überlagern die holzig-würzigen Noten nicht den Rest. Im Abgang eine schöne Note von süßem Espresso. Insgesamt sind die 2000er Mount Gays nichts so meins, der hier gefällt mir aber definitiv am besten von den drei probierten.“


Glue Floral Mocha Creme brulee Agricole


Clove Unknown Oak Tobacco
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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.“


Cream toffee Confections Coconut Spice Floral


Caramel Waxes Coconut Round Clove
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„An der Nase für mich ein klassischer MG. Frucht, Vanille und etwas zartes florales, ein wenig Röstaromen sind auch vorhanden! Am Gaumen eine sehr dominante röstige verbrannte bittere Note, die fast alles überdeckt! Nach einiger Zeit gesellt sich etwas Espresso und Schwarztee hinzu! Der Abgang bleibt röstig verbrannt! Das ist mir für einen guten Rum einfach zu wenig!“


Banana Creme brulee Vanilla Floral


Caramel Roasted Allspice Black tea Espresso
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„Basically not wrong. Vanilla and coconut, light roasted aromas and bright fruits.“

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What are the key data of the rum?

Made from
Column Still
18 years
Bottle volume
Price range
Under 100€

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About the Mount Gay distillery

The distillery Mount Gay is located in Barbados. Rums from Mount Gay have been reviewed 1,513 times with an average of 8.0/10.

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