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Mount Gay Special Reserve?
Rum Balls
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Oct 04, 2004
Posts: 888
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2009-09-05 7:10 pm   Permalink

Can any of the liquorati shed any light on this rum? Picked up a bottle of today in Oregon for $17 (state says it's a "limited listing").




As you can see by the picture, it's light-colored, but not white. BevMo has this description: "This incredibly complex, aged rum is best enjoyed in a snifter, unheated, as an after-dinner digestif."

I had a quick taste at home, and found the Special Reserve surprisingly smooth for a light rum. Definitely worth my $17.
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martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
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From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2009-09-05 8:15 pm   Permalink

Special Reserve is a US only product that was commissioned by a buyer many years ago and no I spoke to at Mount Gay seems to remember who it was anymore- they just keep making it. It's got a slightly higher pot still component than Eclipse and uses no caramel color.

 
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Rum Balls
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From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2009-09-05 8:17 pm   Permalink

Interesting story...thanks Martin!

 
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Tiki Kaimuki
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 821
From: OAKLAND, baby
Posted: 2009-09-11 08:17 am   Permalink

I really didn't expect much from this rum when Martin served it at his Oasis seminar. But when I tasted it I was surprised by it's depth. I usually don't find that in light rums. The price makes it a great buy. Now I just need to find it...
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