Rémy Cointreau-owned Mount Gay Rum has released the first bottling of its Master Blender Collection – XO, The Peat Smoke Expression. Mount Gay master blender Allen Smith created the smoky iteration, which is a blend of column and pot still rums that have been matured for eight to 15 years in American oak barrels. Only 6,120 bottles have been created, with 1,200 allocated for sale in the US at an RRP of US$250. Bottled at 57% abv, Mount Gay XO, The Peat Smoke Expression is said to have aromas of stewed fruit, caramel, chocolate, Bourbon vanilla and smoke, with a “velvety texture” on the palate. Last year, Mount Gay expanded its portfolio with the launch of Mount Gay 1703 Master Select, made with a blend of copper column and copper pot rums aged between 10 and 30 years.
“It is with great pride that we introduce you to the first edition of our Master Blender Collection: XO The Peat Smoke Expression. For this limited edition, I have worked to capture the perfect balance of elegant rum overtones and mellow, peated whisky undertones. This one-of-a-kind blend is sure to please the most discerning of palates with its unconventional character, freshness and aromatic complexity.” Allen Smith A long-standing Barbadian tradition, Mount Gay rums are handcrafted from a blend of single column and double copper pot distillates and matured in toasted oak barrels, delivering aromatic, flavorful taste, body and refined character.
This limited edition is now available for Pre-Order. Orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis until inventory has sold out. Orders will be available for shipping by the week of October 15th. Your credit card will be charged at the time of shipping. This product is only available for delivery in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IL, LA, MD, MA, MI, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NY, ND, SC, TX, WA, WI, WY.
“Every great story begins with a time and a place. For Mount Gay, that time and place is the Caribbean Island of Barbados, where we've been making rum since 1703.” ORIGINS Mount Gay Rum is the product of 315 years of knowledge, experience, and refinement applied to the process of making rum. Each of our rum’s complex flavors have been coaxed from natural ingredients: only the finest sugar cane molasses and pure Bajan water that's filtered through the coral heart of the island are selected to create Mount Gay rums.