Holmes Cay Fiji 2004 16 Year Old Single Cask Rum
  • Category Rum
  • Country Fiji
  • Distillery South Pacific Distilleries of Fiji
  • Age 16 Year Old
  • Style Pot Still Rum
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon barrel & American oak cask
  • Alcohol 58%
  • Cask number 04
  • Single cask? Yes
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  • ripe banana
  • caramel
  • nougat
  • oak
  • slightly sweet
  • grassy
  • white pepper
  • citrus zest
  • spicy

Holmes Cay

Fiji 2004 16 Year Old Single Cask Rum (0.7l, 58%)

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Another rare single cask Rum from Holmes Cay, this time from Fiji with a creamy, almost buttery flavor profile.

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.

You don’t hear a lot about Rums made in Fiji. Aside from domestic consumption, most of the rest is sent to nearby Australia. Holmes Cay shipped a single casks of special Fijian Rum that was aged for twelve years in ex-Bourbon casks and then transferred to new American oak casks for an additional four years. And the kicker is that since this is, indeed, a single cask, there are only 240 bottles of Holmes Cay Fiji 2004 Rum available for all of us to share. And because this is Holmes Cay, of course there is no additives, only the most basic of filtration, and it’s bottled at a cask strength of 58% ABV.


Smartass Corner:
Fiji is a tropical island paradise located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean about 2700 miles East-Northeast of Brisbane Australia. Fiji Rums are hard to get because of the logistical challenges and limited production.

  • Category Rum
  • Country Fiji
  • Distillery South Pacific Distilleries of Fiji
  • Age 16 Year Old
  • Style Pot Still Rum
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon barrel & American oak cask
  • Alcohol 58%
  • Cask number 04
  • Single cask? Yes
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Warm Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose you’ll find notes of fresh mown grass, banana, white pepper, and mixed citrus zest.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The taste builds on the aromas with a smooth and creamy mouth-feel and more ripe banana, chewy caramel, nougats, oak, and balsamic.

Finish
The finish is long, smooth, and a bit sweet.

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  • ripe banana
  • caramel
  • nougat
  • oak
  • slightly sweet
  • grassy
  • white pepper
  • citrus zest
  • spicy
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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.
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.
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
You might find Rum masquerading itself under other nom de plumes, like Ron, Rom and Rhum.
Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’
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.
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.
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
You might find Rum masquerading itself under other nom de plumes, like Ron, Rom and Rhum.
Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’
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