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Mount Gay Closing
Kill Devil
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Posted: 2014-03-14 10:22 am   Permalink

So, has the Mount Gay hoarding commenced?

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Mount-Gay-Rum-refinery-closed--future-uncertain



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AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-03-14 11:03 am   Permalink

...and let the discussion of acceptable workalikes to replace Mount Gay begin!

Let's hope they get their distillery re-opened. Sounds like the equipment and the buildings are all there and just temporarily locked down. If their yeasts are proprietary, then I also hope someone is guarding the cultures to keep them alive for us.
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gabbahey
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Posted: 2014-03-14 7:48 pm   Permalink

Woah! It has been $12 with an extra shooter for a while at Total Beverage. It is a mainstay for me.

 
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Cargo Cult
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Posted: 2014-03-15 1:40 pm   Permalink

Or is it?

http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/03/remy-denies-mount-gay-rum-distillery-closure/


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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2014-03-15 1:47 pm   Permalink

I've only had Mt Gay Eclipse. it's ordinary.

 
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gabbahey
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Posted: 2014-03-15 4:43 pm   Permalink

“The operations of Mount Gay Distilleries Limited have not been affected by recent events within The Rum Refinery of Mount Gay Limited." I mean, seriously, how could someone be confused by that?

If The Rum Refinery of Mount Gay Limited provided liquid to Mount Gay Distilleries Limited, I suspect some product of Mount Gay Distilleries Limited would be affected by the lack of contribution from The Rum Refinery of Mount Gay Limited. Wouldn't different stills produce rums of different character?

I agree that Mount Gay isn't particularly amazing. I would put it inbetween Cruzan and Appleton Extra in quality and character.

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kkocka
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Posted: 2014-03-15 9:50 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-03-15 13:47, thePorpoise wrote:
I've only had Mt Gay Eclipse. it's ordinary.



Nothing wrong with that - I'd still take it over Bacardi!
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2014-04-24 12:35 pm   Permalink

My local WalMart is expanding their liquor department and is now stocking Mount Gay Eclipse - that's a major step up from the Bacardi/Malibu/Captain Morgan they usually sell. But it seems odd that they would carry a rum from a defunct distillery if it is, in fact, defunct.

The other really odd thing was that the new area is outside in the garden area where temps reach 100+ in the summer. I thought wine was supposed to be stored at a more controlled temp?


 
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2014-04-24 12:50 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-04-24 12:35, MadDogMike wrote:
My local WalMart is expanding their liquor department .... the new area is outside in the garden area where temps reach 100+ in the summer. I thought wine was supposed to be stored at a more controlled temp?



No, Boone's Farm and MD 20/20 are pretty resilient when it comes to storage requirements.





/sarc


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2014-04-29 09:21 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-04-24 12:50, Chip and Andy wrote:
No, Boone's Farm and MD 20/20 are pretty resilient when it comes to storage requirements.
/sarc



I will NOT tolerate any snide comments about my namesake wine and drink of choice Mad Dog 20/20
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