Mount Gay XO (Extra Old) Reserve Cask Rum is a top shelf rum. The taste is intense molasses, banana, and even though the alcohol is there, it doesn’t hurt too much. It is not as sweet as the Don Pompero Aniversario. This is one of the few rums I can drink neat. I don’t know if I would ever admit to mixing a rum like this and as long as I can drink it neat or over ice, that’s probably how I’ll continue to drink it.
Age: Thought to be a blend of rums aged between 8 and 15 years in American bourbon barrels
Proof: 86% (43% ABV)
Price: (It was a very generous gift from my son!) On the shelf it is $50 for 750ml
Buy Again: Probably not, based on the price