The darker rums are generally heavier and contain a strong molasses flavor with a slower fermentation period that allows for the full development of flavor; lighter rums entered the scene a century later, employing cultured yeast in the fermentation process leading to a dryer product. Aged for shorter periods, light rums are paler in color and less full-bodied in flavor. Lastly, spiced rums add flavors including cinnamon, rosemary, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom to incorporate an extra flair to their taste. These spices are usually added to dark rums but can be added to light rums along with some caramel for a signature sweet spice taste. That small distillery grew — digging a well, planting single-strand fields of cane, and expanding towards a larger future — under the leadership of Sir John Gay Alleyne. Mount Gay prides itself on heritage and its rich history that stretches across centuries and comes through in each blend.
Review: Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum and XO Rum (2020)
Fig, Honey & Cinnamon Rum Liqueur - ALDI UK
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The finishing period in deeply charred bourbon casks will be extended to six months, greatly lengthened from the previous four week finishing period. Sounds good, but how do the new bottlings fare? The nose is rich and woody, with notes of molasses, vanilla, and chimney soot in the mix. As with the original I get that flambeed banana, infused with dense vanilla extract and a touch of cocoa powder. Slightly winey on the finish.
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