About Mount Gay XO The Peat Smoke Expression Rum
Mount Gay Distillery is located in Barbados. The brand dates all the way back to 1703 and is said to be one of the oldest rum houses in the world. The distillery, initially named Mount Gilboa, was renamed at the turn of the 19th century, adopting distillery manager Sir John Gay Alleyne’s namesake.
This first edition of Master Blenders Collection: XO The Peat Smoke is a mix of column and pot still rums aged between 8 and 15 years in American oak barrels, finished in Islay peated whisky casks for another six months. This smoky limited edition, captures the perfect balance of elegant rum overtones and subtle, peated whisky undertones. This one-of-a-kind blend has an unconventional character, full of fresh character and aromatic complexity.
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Rum history allegedly started in the Carribiens in the 17th century when they started to ferment and distill molasses, a byproduct of sugar production. Most of the Rum is aged in oak or ex-wine casks, giving its color and flavor.
We distinguish between 4 different Rum categories, where white or unaged rum is mainly used in cocktails, while dark, spiced, and añejo (aged) rum are mostly enjoyed neat.