THE PEDIGREE: Holmes Cay Barbados 2005 is a standout in the traditional British style of rum making. A masterful blend of pot and clumn still rum, distilled in 2005 at the legendary Foursquare Rum Distillery of Barbados and bottled in New York State.
AGED 14 YEARS: Tropically aged in Barbados in ex-bourbon barrels for 11 years with a further 3 years aging in the UK.
JUST RUM - NO ADDITIVES OF ANY KIND: Aging alone creates the complex flavors. No sugar, no color, no other flavors are added in the making of this rum. Not even water has been added. What is bottled is what went into the casks 14 years earlier. Just rum.
BARREL PROOF: Holmes Cay Barbados 2005 is bottled at full cask strength. Two casks have been bottled at approximately 64% alcohol by volume with slight variations by barrel.
LIMITED EDITION: Only 504 bottles of this premium, 14-year old rum are available. There are few opportunities in the United States to enjot pure aged rum at full cask strength.
TASTING NOTES: Starts with a nose of brown sugar and butterscotch, and moves forward on the palate with notes of caramelized toffee, tangerine and vanilla. A crisp mouthfeel leads to a light woody finish with a heft of peppery spice.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Best enjoyed neat with a splash of water.
Holmes Cay - Single Cask Rum was created with one simple premise, to seek out the world's bests rums and release them unadulterated and at cask strength. Holmes Cay offers limited edition rums to U.S. lovers of ultra-premium spirits.