Size750mLProof128.6 (64.3% ABV)*Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
The very first release of independent bottler Holmes Cay, this rum perfectly embodies what founder Eric Kaye stands for. Vowing to bring rum's best-kept secrets to the US in their unadulterated form, this 128.6-proof Foursquare Distillery juice is limited to 504 bottles.
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Holmes Cay is an independent bottling company from New York City. Founded by New Yorker rum aficionado Eric Kaye in 2019, they focus on finding the very best rums and bottling them at cask strength. Kaye used to work as a producer and music composer for film, TV, and commercials, but has also been an avid diver for decades. His favorite pastime brought him into contact with fantastic rare Caribbean rums. He felt he needed to share these with his fellow Americans, which is how Holmes Cay came to be.
Passionately standing behind the tradition and honor that is an integral part of rum, Kaye hopes to bring incredible as-of-yet-unknown rums to the US, introducing spirit-lovers to the best-kept secrets of the rum world. How fitting that the very first release ― Holmes Cay Barbados 2005 ― comes from the legendary Foursquare Distillery in Barbados.
This British style rum was distilled in 2005 using a blend of copper pot and column still distillation, then aged in ex-bourbon casks for 11 years in the tropical climate of Barbados and another 3 in the UK. It's the embodiment of what Holmes Cay stands for and is bottled completely unadulterated at 128.6 proof. Only 504 bottles of this liquid gold were produced.
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Rum history allegedly started in the Carribiens in the 17th century when they started to ferment and distill molasses, a byproduct of sugar production. Most of the Rum is aged in oak or ex-wine casks, giving its color and flavor.
We distinguish between 4 different Rum categories, where white or unaged rum is mainly used in cocktails, while dark, spiced, and añejo (aged) rum are mostly enjoyed neat.
The complex and well-balanced nose has dark sugar, caramel, and a touch of peppery spice and oak. They are joined on the palate by cinnamon, vanilla, and toffee with a hint of orange zest. Finishes long and dry with a pleasant warmth.