Remy Cointreaus Mount Gay XO Cask Strength

Remy Cointreau's Mount Gay XO Cask Strength

Remy Cointreau's Mount Gay XO Cask Strength

Category - Spirits, rum, 63% abv

Available - From this month

Location - US, Barbados, UK, Belgium, France and Australia

Price - US$185

Remy Cointreau has launched a limited-edition Mount Gay rum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of independence for Barbados.

XO Cask Strength is a cask-strength version of Mount Gay's core XO expression and has an abv of 63%. Only 3,000 bottles will be available, each set in a wooden box with a booklet explaining the history of rum's inception in Barbados.

"This is our tribute to the spirit of Barbados, the original birthplace of rum, and the people that make this island so unique," said Allen Smith, Mount Gay's master blender.

In Remy's most recent quarterly results, released last month, the company said Mount Gay declined due to efforts to upscale the brand. However, Remy's overall performance was solid, boosted by strong US growth.