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Product of: Barbados
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Mount Gilboa may be a relatively new brand of golden rum but it clutches to associations with Mount Gay - the two rums are named after the same estate and both use rums made by the same distillery. Mount Gilboa is blended from medium and heavily-bodied rums.
The 280-acre Mount Gay estate in the northern parish of St. Lucy was formed when William Sandiford purchased and amalgamated a number of smaller plantations under the name Mount Gilboa. The estate passed to Sandiford's son who sold the estate to John Sober in 1747. (Yup, the jokes inevitably included: "No matter how much of his rum he drunk he still remained Sober.") He and his son Cumberbatch were English absentee landlords and the estate was actually run on their behalf by an MP and eminent Barbadian, Sir John Gay Alleyne. When he died in 1801 the Sober family re-named their estate in his honour. As a Mount Alleyne rum was already in existence the Estate became Mount Gay.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 13/03/2012
Clear, golden amber.
Citrusy fruitcake with vanilla and light clove spice.
Dry, spicy with notes of rubber, brazil nut, stewed black tea, cinnamon, nutmeg, white pepper and toffee.
More white pepper tingles the tongue through the bone dry toffee-treacle and mocha-coffee.