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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.
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.
Appearance / Color
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.
The finish is long, smooth, and a bit sweet.
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