About Holmes Cay Jamaica Wedderburn 2011 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.
To honor Wedderburn, a classic Jamaican Rum style, Eric Kaye and his team created Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum Jamaica Wedderburn. This 100% pot still rum was distilled in 2011 at the Clarendon Distillery, Jamaica, and bottled in 2021 in New York State. First tropically aged for 3 years in ex-bourbon casks in Jamaica and then for 7 additional years in the UK, it was bottled at cask strength or 118 proof. This outstanding expression is not chill filtered and founder Eric Kaye said that "it is a pleasure to offer this superior example of a medium ester, pot still rum to US spirits lovers. Its characteristic flavors ― created through lengthy open tank fermentation of molasses with natural yeasts ― are approachable and harmonious. Despite the intensity of the tropical fruit, tobacco and oak flavors, a balance is created."
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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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