About Holmes Cay Guyana Uitvlugt 2003 Single Cask Rum
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 supporting producers of traditional, unadulterated rums, Holmes Cay age statements are real and their unmistakable taste is created with aging alone without any sugar, color or flavorings. 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. Their very first release ― Holmes Cay Barbados 2005 ― fittingly comes from the legendary Foursquare Distillery in Barbados.
Only four casks of the Holmes Cay Guyana Uitvlugt 2003 edition have been produced. This outstanding example of a premium rum was aged for 2 years in Guyana and for 16 years in ex-bourbon casks the UK before being bottled at barrel proof of 102 proof in New York State in 2021. The name of this molasses-based, column still rum is pronounced Eye-flot and it honors the now-closed Uitvlugt Distillery where the 19th century French Savalle four-column still, used for the distillation of this expression, came from. The unique taste of this premium edition rum is a balanced dance of overripe tropical fruits, almonds, herbs and a touch of cocoa. Like nothing you’ve ever tasted before.
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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.
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