Mount Gay Rum will launch the first edition of the Master Blender Collection with XO The Peat Smoke Expression, a unique and unconventional limited edition blend crafted by Mount Gay’s Master Blender, Allen Smith.

To produce this unique batch of only 6,120 bottles (1,200 available in the US), Allen Smith has carefully selected and combined column and pot still rums, matured for 8 to 15 years in American oak barrels. The blend is then finished in peated whisky casks from the Isle of Islay, Scotland, for an additional 6 months resulting in a complex array of salty and smoky notes.

This edition is bottled at cask strength, 57% abv, to reveal its true intensity. The suggested retail price is $250.

Tasting Notes:

  • Appearance: Crystal clear, brilliant coppery hue. Slow running lanky legs develop when swirled
  • Aroma: Distinct old oak aroma, stewed fruit and sweet caramel interlaced with warm chocolate, bourbon vanilla and smoke
  • Mouthfeel: Initially delicate on the palate with a velvety texture, followed with a powerful freshness that culminates in a long opulent finish