Holmes Cay Barbados 2005 Single Cask Rum
  • Category Rum
  • Country United States
  • Region New York
  • Distillery Foursquare
  • Age 14 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2005
  • Style Rum
  • Bottling date 2019
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 64.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • toffee
  • orange zest
  • raisin
  • clove
  • coffee
  • toasted oak
  • milk chocolate
  • ginger
  • cardamom

Holmes Cay

Barbados 2005 Single Cask Rum (0.7l, 64.3%)
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An exception, beautifully-aged Barbados single-cask Rum with a dense, complex palate.

Windyside Spirits was founded by husband & wife combo Eric Kaye and Maura Gedid. Eric introduced Maura to fine aged Rums while they were dating and it became a shared passion. They formed Windyside Spirits in 2019 and set to importing premium single-cask Rums to support their new Holmes Cay brand. Their first stop, the famous Foursquare Distillery in Barbados where Eric and Maura struck a deal for their inaugural release.

Turns out that there were a bunch of exceptionally-aged casks of Rum sitting in the coastal warehouses of Barbados. Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum Barbados 2005 has been sitting in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks under the Caribbean sun for eleven years plus three more years in the UK. But it’s even better than that. This Rum is a combination of pot and column distilled Spirit bottled at a full cask strength of 64.3% ABV with NOTHING added — no artificial colors or flavors and not even a drop of extra water to cut the proof. A more pure express is hard to imagine. And as a single-cask release, there are only 504 bottles for all of us to share.

Just thinking about that makes the mouth water.
  • Category Rum
  • Country United States
  • Region New York
  • Distillery Foursquare
  • Age 14 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2005
  • Style Rum
  • Bottling date 2019
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 64.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Deep Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is powerful and fiery and thick with spices running the gamut from ginger to cardamom and anise followed by richer notes of coffee beans, brown sugar, oranges, and chocolate.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
With just a splash of water the palate opens up beautifully with a rich complexity of crispy toffee, orange zest, raisins, clove, and mocha latte.

Finish
The finish is crisp with a lingering note of toasted oak.
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  • toffee
  • orange zest
  • raisin
  • clove
  • coffee
  • toasted oak
  • milk chocolate
  • ginger
  • cardamom
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Mount Gay Rum is the oldest existing Rum company in the World dating back to 1705. This is also the year Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Britain’s Parliament.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Mount Gay Rum is the oldest existing Rum company in the World dating back to 1705. This is also the year Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Britain’s Parliament.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
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