Holmes Cay Barbados 2009 Port Cask Rum
  • Category Rum
  • Country Barbados
  • Region Caribbean
  • Distillery Foursquare
  • Age 11 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2009
  • Style Blended Pot and Column Still Rum
  • Bottling date 2020
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks & ex-Port casks
  • Alcohol 56%
  • Cask number 10 & 11
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • dark fruit
  • chocolate
  • floral
  • honey
  • caramel
  • oak
  • cherry
  • plums
  • dry

Holmes Cay

Barbados 2009 Port Cask Rum (0.75l, 56%)
Price $142.99

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Barbados, the UK, New York. An epic journey for an epic Rum.

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. Since then they have reached out to curate the examples of Rum from all over and deliver them to the world.

The Barbados 2009 Port Cask Rum is a blend of column and pot-still Rum from Foursquare Distillery that was distilled in ― you guessed it ― 2009. Its first 8 years were spent on Barbados, then another 2 in the UK in Bourbon casks. It was then finished in New York State in Port casks for another year, bringing the total to a respectable 11 years. Rich, deep, and utterly delicious, the Rum was bottled at cask strength. With only 2 casks produced, you better make haste with this one! 
  • Category Rum
  • Country Barbados
  • Region Caribbean
  • Distillery Foursquare
  • Age 11 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2009
  • Style Blended Pot and Column Still Rum
  • Bottling date 2020
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks & ex-Port casks
  • Alcohol 56%
  • Cask number 10 & 11
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose is enticing with dark fruit, chocolate, and a distinct florality.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
It's pleasantly sweet on the palate with honey & caramel. Then there's plenty of oak, as well as more dark fruit ― cherry and plum are in there.

Finish
Finishes dry with oak and dark chocolate notes hanging around for a good, long while. 
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  • dark fruit
  • chocolate
  • floral
  • honey
  • caramel
  • oak
  • cherry
  • plums
  • dry
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Character Dogson
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Rum is a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
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.
You might find Rum masquerading itself under other nom de plumes, like Ron, Rom and Rhum.
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).
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Rum is a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
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.
You might find Rum masquerading itself under other nom de plumes, like Ron, Rom and Rhum.
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).
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.
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