A 2014 release from an ancient distillery, said to be the standard to which all rums should be measured. Compared to Mount Gay's other famous rum, Eclipse, Black Barrel feels more robust with an almost bourbon-like character. Upon the first taste it hits you with a toastiness and richly warming range of deep spices. You'll encounter cinnamon and even a touch of liquorice softened with vanilla before finishing with an after taste which dances playfully between sweetness and spice. A truly excellent rum.