Holmes Cay South Africa Mhoba 2017 Single Cask Rum
  • Category Rum
  • Country Barbados
  • Region Carribean
  • Style Single Cask Rum
  • Alcohol 59%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • pineapple
  • sweet
  • white pepper
  • tropical
  • toasted
  • smoky
  • slightly bitter

Holmes Cay

South Africa Mhoba 2017 Single Cask Rum (0.75l, 59%)

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An artisanal sugar-cane Rum from South Africa.

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.

For Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum South Africa Mhoba 2017, a stop was made at the Mhoba Rum Distillery in the rolling hills of the Onderberg district of Mpumalanga in South Africa. The distillery is located in the middle of sugar cane fields, which is where they get their fresh, hand-cut cane juice. The juice was distilled in pot stills to create this expression and aged for 4 years in South African Whisky casks in a subtropical climate. In 2021, it was bottled at cask strength of 59% ABV and only four barrels were hand-picked for this edition. This is a pure, artisanal Rum with complex flavors of white pepper, light treacle, tropical fruit, and a hint of fennel seed.

  • Category Rum
  • Country Barbados
  • Region Carribean
  • Style Single Cask Rum
  • Alcohol 59%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Orange

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Grilled pineapple and rich cane.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
White pepper, light treacle, tropical fruit, toasted fennel seed.

Finish
Young vegetation and a touch of smoke.

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  • pineapple
  • sweet
  • white pepper
  • tropical
  • toasted
  • smoky
  • slightly bitter
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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.
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.
If the center of our galaxy had a signature scent, it would be Rum. Yup, astronomers studying a giant cloud in the Milky Way found a substance called ethyl formate, a chemical that smells suspiciously like Rum.
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).
You might find Rum masquerading itself under other nom de plumes, like Ron, Rom and Rhum.
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
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.
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.
If the center of our galaxy had a signature scent, it would be Rum. Yup, astronomers studying a giant cloud in the Milky Way found a substance called ethyl formate, a chemical that smells suspiciously like Rum.
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).
You might find Rum masquerading itself under other nom de plumes, like Ron, Rom and Rhum.
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
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