Mount Gay The Port Cask Expression
Mount Gay // Barbados
Mount Gay The Port Cask Expression is the third release in the brand's Master Blender Collection which first began in 2018. The Port Cask Expression is the second release from current master blender Trudiann Branker. Wanting to feature casks not typically used at Mount Gay, Branker settled on European oak tawny port casks. The rum consists of two parts. One is a column-distilled rum which aged for 5 years entirely in tawny port casks. The second rum was double-distilled in copper pot stills and aged initially in ex-American whiskey barrels for 14 years before finishing in tawny port casks for one year. Branker blended these two rums and bottled it without chill-filtration at cask strength of 55% ABV. Available in the US as of mid-October 2020.
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
Cask Typeex-tawny port and ex-American whiskey casks
"The aromas are quite intense displaying a mix of tropical and cooked fruits along with a good dose of oak. Sweet flavors of butterscotch and vanilla are also to be found here as well as a bit of milk chocolate. The rum is full on your palate with more of the cooked fruits and sweet flavors coming through here. The finish is tangy and a little bitter which gives some depth to the rum. "