Mount Gay Eclipse Black Rum Review

mount gay eclipse rumMount Gay Eclipse Black is a recently-released 100-proof rum from Barbados. It rounds out Mount Gay’s Eclipse collection, which already includes a Silver and Gold rum. All Mount Gay rums are crafted with two stills – a traditional pot still and a column still – but Mount Gay Eclipse Black features a higher percentage of pot still distillate than the company’s other products. This, along with the higher proof (which equals less water dilution), yields a bolder, more flavorful rum.

Mount Gay Eclipse Black is made from a blend of single and double distilled rums aged from two to seven years, and it’s aged in lightly-charred American white oak casks.

On the nose it’s full of banana, clove and molasses. It’s warm but not overly alcoholic. Take a sip to taste flavors of toasted oak, brown sugar, tropical fruits, spices and sweet vanilla. It’s full-flavored and finishes with some warm, peppery spice. Considering its proof, it’s quite smooth from start to finish.

Mount Gay Eclipse Black is a simple, user-friendly rum that can be consumed neat, but will likely find its mark as a mixer (both ginger beer and Coke seem like solid options). That said, do at least try it straight. It goes down easily, and a single ice cube is all you need to temper the heat.

– 50% ABV
– $25

CE Rating: ★★★

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Written by Kevin Gray


  1. Steven · October 4, 2011

    I will vouch for Ginger Beer. It is an amazing mix

  2. JIM M · December 26, 2011

    this is the best rum i have ever tasted.well worth the price.

  3. Rini · May 1, 2012

    This rum is fantastic- velvety,flavorful & the notes rise to the top & tickle your senses.

  4. Lee Farnum-Badley · August 28, 2012

    Explosive !! Truly one of the finest rums. Barbados’ legacy to the world: Completely superb tropical treasure !! Definitely to be taken straight along with a piece (5 grams) of good quality black chocolate.

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