We’re no stranger’s to independent whisky bottlers and we love all of the unique flavors that they bring to the marketplace. If one of a kind spirits are your thing then you should really seek them out.
What we’ve been learning more about recently is independent rum bottlers. While the vast majority of independent whisky bottlings that we’ve sampled are from Scottish distillers, the independent rum bottlings have been more of a global thing…
It’s like globetrotting without ever having to leave the relative discomfort of The Murder Table.
On today’s episode, we’re sampling a rum from Trinidad that was bottled by Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum. Here’s what they had to say about…
From Trinidad’s defunct 10 Cane distillery. Closed before the 10 Cane brand ceased operation in 2015, only a few barrels of this 100% fresh cane juice, French pot still, artisanal rum were left. The rum, originally intended to age for slightly under a year before selling as a light mixer, has now been aging for 10 years. It has been bottled at full cask strength of 59%, creating a complex set of flavors and an irreplaceable experience. Holmes Cay founder Eric Kaye chose only two casks to release this year across the US, so it’s safe to say that they will be highly sought after.
We’ve had two rums from Holmes Cay, and both were pretty fantastic. To find if they’ve scored a hat trick of excellence with this bottling, click play on the following video:
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