Wine Enthusiast 94
Finished in "deeply toasted and charred" Bourbon casks, this mouthwatering small-batch rum skews to the sweeter side, offering bold notes of cola, allspice and vanilla, finishing brisk and spicy. Sip straight or mix for the ultimate rum & Coke. - K.N..August/2014
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 89
Initially smelling of candied ginger and a tropical fruit cocktail, the rum's true nature is revealed upon tasting it's decadent American oak core full of vanilla and slight hints of smoke. Truly a bourbon drinker's dream..April/2016
The latest from Master Blender Allen Smith, Black Barrel is a small batch, handcrafted blend made of matured double pot distillates and aged column distillates. In a process called finishing, the blended rum is then matured for a second time in deeply charred Bourbon oak barrels. This unique process releases spicy aromas that are at once balanced, and bold.
A bold spicy expression with rich notes of oak, peppery spices, and sweet vanilla. Perfect to start the night.
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Sir John Gay was a respected leader and businessman who worked tirelessly in service of the island of Barbados. A friend of Sir John Gay's, the contrarily named John Sober, inherited a then-unknown distillery and had asked for Sir John's help in managing it. Sir John Gay took quickly to the business of making rum. He refined the distillation process and began producing a noticeably superior product that we know today as Mount Gay Rum. Barbados is an island of warm, friendly people, exciting culture and, in the interest of making rum, a great wealth of natural resources. Originally discovered by the Portuguese, "Barbados" which means bearded ones, was the name given to the island to describe the lush, "bearded" trees that grew in abundance. Later settlers to the island found the rich soil and favorable wet season ideal for growing sugar cane.