AROMAS:Complex notes of spice, toasted wood, followed by fruit
TASTE:Bold spice balanced with oaky vanilla and sweet caramel
BODY:Warm medium body with long finish
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 89 points - Initially smelling of candied ginger and a tropical fruit cocktail, the rum’s true nature is revealed upon tasting it’s decadent American oak core full of vanilla and slight hints of smoke. Truly a bourbon drinker’s dream. (Apr 2016)
Wine Enthusiast 94 points - Finished in “deeply toasted and charred” Bourbon casks, this mouthwatering small-batch rum skews to the sweeter side, offering bold notes of cola, allspice and vanilla, finishing brisk and spicy. Sip straight or mix for the ultimate rum & Coke. - K.N.
Mount Gay rums are made from a blend of single column and double copper pot distillates, matured in toasted oak barrels. Black Barrel is the only marque finished in charred bourbon oak barrels. The result is a bold tasting rum with notes of pepper, spice and wood that provide remarkable body and fullness. On the nose, Black Barrel is a blend of fruit, oaky vanilla, and sweet caramel.