Buy Mount Gay Rum on Grand Cayman
Looking to buy Mount Gay Rum on Grand Cayman? Visit Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits, where you will enjoy free delivery, amazingly low prices, and stellar customer service.
Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits is the leading retailer of premium beer, wine and liquor in the Cayman Islands. With six stores from one end of Grand Cayman to the other, along with the best prices, top-notch customer service, and free delivery, we will help you find the perfect beverage for every occasion.
Each month, we offer a selection of fantastic specials, most of which can be purchased online and in our retail stores. Look for our flyer in the “Cayman Compass” on the first Friday of each month.
About Mount Gay Rum
Mount Gay Distillery, in Barbados, the easternmost island of the West Indies, is the world’s oldest continuously operating commercial producer of rum. There is a deed of sale dated Feb. 20, 1703 for the original plantation, but a recently uncovered deed from 1654 may mean that production was going on even earlier.
The distilleries are in the northern part of the island where the Island’s best sugarcane grows. Mount Gay Rum produces four core blends: Eclipse, Black Barrel, Extra Old (XO), and the 1703 Master Select. Each blend is made with properties unique to Mount Gay and the island of Barbados.
Although the flavor profile of Mount Gay rums is varied, you can pick out the complex notes of dark chocolate, almond, ripe banana, caramel, and fresh vanilla. They also have a buttery finish that enables you to enjoy them by themselves and in cocktails.
Myths and Facts About Rum
While most people believe there are only two types of rum – white and dark – there are actually four primary types of rum that vary based on distillation and aging.
Light/White Rum – This rum is clear like vodka and has a light and refreshing flavor. It is aged for less time than other varieties and is filtered many times until it’s free of impurities. It is commonly used in cocktails. We recommend Governor’s Reserve White Rum from Grand Cayman’s own Cayman Spirits Company.
Gold/Amber Rum – Instead of being filtered and bottled right after distillation, gold and amber rums are aged first in charred oak or wooden barrels to give them a darker color and a bolder, richer flavor. They are excellent in cocktails and for drinking straight. Mount Gay Eclipse, aged in Kentucky oak barrels, is a favorite in this category.
Dark/Black Rum – Many consider dark rum as the purest expression of one of the most widely used sugarcane byproducts, molasses. The rum is then typically aged in oak barrels to further develop its dark color and smoky-sweet flavor. We recommend Ron Zacapa 23, which is handcrafted in Guatemala and aged between 6 and 23 years at 2,300 meters above sea level.
Spiced Rum – Spiced rum is aged for as long as dark/black rum but includes ingredients other than sugar, such as spices and caramel colorings, to create its signature sweet, spicy taste that a favorite for certain cocktails. Try the smooth, medium-bodied Captain Morgan Spiced Gold, from the USVI with its vanilla overtones.
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