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A new and very exciting addition to the Mount Gay range. 1703 celebrates the foundation of the Barbados-based Mount Gay distillery, and it was created by Allen Smith, the master distiller. It contains rums that have been aged for between 10 and 30 years.
Nose: Rich and spicy with fruit, molasses, honey and golden syrup.
Palate: Sweet, oaky and fruity, lots of vanilla sweetness and faint hints of smoke.
Finish: Good length, rich.
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Definitely not the smoothest out there. You can find much better sipping rum for half the price, easy.
9th September 2016
Way overpriced... just not worth it.. so many better rums for the price, even many at half the price.
3rd April 2016
Says what it does on the label so to speak you can taste the spice oak vanilla this is such a smooth rum to drink nice warm taste wonderful after taste gives you the joy of knowing you have enjoyed a good rum must go my next shot is waiting.
30th April 2015
The Best Rum in The Whole World!
28th March 2015
They are terrible! They do not pour well. They are awkward to handle and easily slip tout of hand when unpacking groceries or when in a bar. They are too tall for most bottle storage places in peoples' homes. They are absolutely impossible to store on a boat. What were you thinking???
23rd July 2014
A friend bought me this as a present as he knows I like my rum and must say it's probably best I've ever tasted a lot smoother than Ron Zacapa XO which I also have in my drinks cabinet which is around the same price.
8th October 2013
Very nice, still kinda rough at the end, not worth the high cost to me.
29th June 2013
Not much of a rum drinker but a friend bought me back a bottle from the states, I enjoyed it thoroughly and it was not until it was nearly all gone that I realised how expensive it was but believe me, it is worth it and I have since enjoyed 3 more bottles.
12th May 2013
I tried this in Barbados at the end of the Mount gay visitor centre tour. You have to pay B$25.00 for a glass but it is well worth it. Alan the barman knows how to serve this and takes you through the notes. I agree with the other reviewers, this is as easy drinking as rum gets. A full deep flavour with a softness absent in most other rums. Incidentally in the MG shop it was selling for about B$200.00 currently the X rate is 3.1 to 1.
21st August 2012
I had the pleasure of trying this at London Hilton Trader Vics bar in a Masterclass with Chesterfield Browne the International Brand Ambassador, the 1703 is so subtle and smooth it is comparable to an OX Cognac, I was in heaven ,
12th January 2011
Got a bottle of this for Christmas, what a fantastic present! It's so smooth and deep and has a real rounded quality about it. It's by far the best I've ever tasted and will cry the day it's gone from my drinks cabinet!! I love Mount Gay.
11th January 2011