This July we were one of 20 exclusive guests who gathered at the renowned Dabbous Restaurant in London to join Mount Gay`s infamous `Storied Supper` in celebration of the UK launch of the new Mount Gay Black Barrel.
A fantastic evening – we were treated to a round of Black Barrel cocktails to wet our appetite, followed by a delicious 5 course dinner, which was paired with a further selection of Mount Gay cocktails using additional expressions including 1703 Old Cask, Extra Old and Eclipse. The evening was hosted by Mount Gay Brand Ambassador (possibly the best job in the world), Miguel Smith who shared stories from the brand`s three-century long history of producing the world`s oldest and refined rum.
A little word on Black Barrel – it`s a much stronger flavour than the traditional Mount Gay we all know and love, almost reminded me of Calvados, my favourite tipple. I`d say that it`s a rum aimed at the connoisseur and that is possibly reflected in the slightly higher price tag as well as the premium outlets that it`s available. It`s a drink to relax with on the beach, in the garden – on the couch, wherever works for you – turn off the phone, put the kids to bed, take a sip and lose yourself in what is rapidly becoming my favourite rum!
`The new Black Barrel has been released in celebration of the brand`s 311-year history, reinforcing Mount Gay`s craft, refinement, and unparalleled excellence since 1703. Only the finest sugar cane molasses and pure water filtered through the coral heart of the island are selected to create Mount Gay rums. Mount Gay Black Barrel boasts double pot distillation and a second maturation in bourbon oak barrels, which are combined with the harmonious blending orchestrated by the Master Blender, Allen Smith, to create outstanding rums.`
Mount Gay Black Barrel is available in selected on-trade accounts and exclusive bars, as well as high-end specialist retail such as Selfridges for £36.99.
Thank you for a fantastic evening, can`t wait for the next release!
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