About Holmes Cay South Africa Mhoba 2017 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 honor that is an integral part of rum, Kaye hopes to bring incredible as-of-yet-unknown unadulterated cask-strength 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 came from the legendary Foursquare Distillery in Barbados.
Holmes Cay South Africa Mhoba 2017 from their Single Cask Editions is crafted with fresh pressed cane juice from their adjacent farm and pot-distilled at the Mhoba Distillery in South Africa under the watchful eye of Master Distiller Robert Greaves. The artisanal, "cane-to-cask" distillery aged the spirit for 4 years in casks that used to hold African whisky. Bottled at barrel proof in 2021, the 118-proof rum has no added sugar, coloring, or flavors and is limited to only 1,026 bottles. It's the first South African rum to be sold in the US!
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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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