Mount Gay Rum has released the first bottling of its Master Blender Collection – the limited edition XO The Peat Smoke Expression.

Mount Gay XO The Peat Smoke Expression is the first release in the Master Blender Collection

Mount Gay master blender Allen Smith created the smoky iteration, which is a blend of column and pot still rums that have been matured for eight to 15 years in American oak barrels.

Bottled at 57% abv, Mount Gay XO The Peat Smoke Expression is said to have aromas of stewed fruit, caramel, chocolate, Bourbon vanilla and smoke, with a “velvety texture” on the palate.

Only 6,120 bottles have been created, with 1,200 allocated for sale in the US at an RRP of US$250.