Today we review Golsing’s Gold Rum, Bacardi Superior, Don Q Gold, Mount Gay Eclipse and Myers’s Gold Rum. Tasting notes, scoring, you got it, all right here!

The breakdown looks like this:

Gosling’s Gold Rum ($18)
Nose: Toffee, Caramel, Molasses
Taste: Salty Caramel, Ethanol Pain, Astringent Bite with a Dry Finish
Overall: A bit too booze and astringent
Score: 5

Bacardi Superior ($20)
Nose: Sweet Cane, Banana Notes, Light Earthy Mineral, Sandy Beaches
Taste: Lightly Sweet Molasses, Mild Burn, Caramel, Pink Cotton Candy Ethanol Finish
Overall: This isn’t a bad rum, people hate on it because they hate the brand–that’s bullshit, this is a very well done light rum
Score: 8

Myers’s Rum ($13)
Nose: Cane, Vanilla, Funky Caramel
Taste: Rubber Balloon “Funk”, Light Wood/Oak, Vanilla, Warm Burn with Dry Molasses Finish
Overall: The funky nose and rubber is tough to handle at first, but gets easier with sips
Score: 6

Mount Gay Eclipse ($20)
Nose: Salty Beaches, Sugar Cane, Vanilla, Toffee, Mild Burn
Taste: Caramel Candy, Mild Oaky Vanilla, Buttery, slightly toasted oak
Overall: It’s good, but it’s nothing exciting, meets expectations
Score: 7

Don Q Gold ($17)
Nose: Caramel, Ethanol…smell is… less than exciting.
Taste: Vanilla, Buttery Oak, Tongue Numbing, Muted Pineapple, Caramel
Overall: Not a really memorable flavor, but a good price (pretty much a light rum with gold color)
Score: 6

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