Monday, November 7, 2016

A Limited Edition Bottling of Mount Gay XO Cask Strength Rum to Celebrate Barbados’s 50th Anniversary of Their Independence.

     Bottled at 63% abv, XO Cask Strength has been created to “symbolize the rich culture and strong personality of both Mount Gay and its nation”.  Featuring a blend of spirits matured for eight to fifteen years, the new offering is described as having “notes of ripe banana and toasted almond, followed by vanilla and spice, to create a smooth, unforgettable finish”.
     “This is our tribute to the spirit of Barbados, the original birthplace of rum, and the people that make this island so unique,” said Allen Smith, master blender.   “To taste XO Cask Strength is to experience everything that fans love about XO, but it gives connoisseurs the special opportunity to enjoy the truest intensity of XO aromas straight from the casks.”

     With just 3,000 bottles available, each will come packaged in a wooden box with a booklet on the history of rum’s origin in Barbados.   A portion of the sales of every bottle sold will be donated to the Barbados Museum and Historical Society to support its efforts in conserving the history and culture of Barbados.  
     Mount Gay XO Cask Strength is available at a suggested retail price of $185.00 from specialist liquor and spirits stores in the US and several other countries this month.
     This looks like it will be one of those must have for you collection.  Keep an eye out in your local specialized rum store for your bottle of this very special Mount Gay XO Cask Strength expression.  I know I will be watching for it as I travel around.