Founded in 1703, Mount Gay is oldest commercial distillery in the Barbados, and uses a combination of pot and column still rums in their blends. The Eclipse is aged for 2 years in charred ex-american whiskey barrels, with no added sugar nor solera aging. The rum has tropical banana, vanilla and caramel notes – on the palate, there is a typical young rum character but not harsh, while the oak comes through with lots of spice and a touch of smoke. The finish is long with lots of oaky smoke. Great in cocktails and punches.