Holmes Cay Guyana 2005 Single Cask Rum

Holmes Cay Guyana 2005 Single Cask Rum

(0.75l, 56.4%)

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Holmes Cay Guyana Port Mourant Demerara Rum is a truly rare and unique Guyana Rum with a fruit-forward 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.

Let’s start with an important statistic… there are only 180 bottles of Holmes Cay Guyana Port Mourant Demerara Rum available. Total. That’s because there was only a single cask of this fine Spirit available. It was aged for fifteen years in refill Rum casks of American oak. The Spirit is then bottled uncut at a cask strength of 56.4% ABV with only minimal filtration and zero additives. A truly rare and unique Caribbean dram.

Smartass Corner:
The still used at the Diamond (Demerara) Distillery in Guyana is the only Port Mourant Double Wood Pot Still in the world. It has been used continuously for more than three hundred years and is made completely of wood in the pots with steel heads.
  • Category
  • Style
    Pot Still Rum
  • Region
  • Country
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Demerara Distillers
  • Age
  • Chill Filtered?
  • Cask Number
  • Single Cask?
  • Maturation
    ex-Bourbon casks

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

exotic fruit
toasted oak
slightly sweet
What does Holmes Cay Guyana 2005 Single Cask Rum taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Holmes Cay Guyana 2005 Single Cask Rum and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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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).

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Light Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is lightly sweet and fruity with plantains, cherry drops, and pineapple with a hint of pine wood resin.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is both subtle and strong with more exotic fruits of pineapple and banana, toasted oak and apricot jam.

The finish is long and satisfying.
Ratings & Reviews
Nose: Jamaican-like funk (Hampden light), light peat. Addition of vanilla after 10 minutes. Strong legs in glass. Palate: Strong green note (not like agricole grass, but like the secretion of freshly cut branches or thick hedges) hits you in the face, then some rotten fruit, scotch-like peat, pot still profile. Finish: Thick mouth feel. Not dry, lingers briefly after the rapid-fire opening. Overall, terrific stuff.
Incredibly fruity nose and start. Finish is radically different with notes of banana and wood. Funky in a good way. Very smooth even at cask strength; opens up with a drop or two of water.
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