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         BARBADOS 2005

 

The Pedigree

Holmes Cay Barbados 2005 is a standout in the traditional British style of rum making. A masterful blend of pot and column still rum, distilled in 2005 at the legendary Foursquare Rum Distillery of Barbados. This edition has been aged 14 years in ex-bourbon barrels: 11 years tropically and 3 years in the UK. Holmes Cay Barbados 2005 is bottled at full cask strength. Two casks have been bottled at approximately 64% alcohol by volume with slight variations by barrel. Only 504 bottles will be on sale. It’s up to you how you’d like to sip it — With a rock? A splash of water? Let the flavors open up and get started on your journey.

Tasting notes

Starts with a nose of brown sugar and butterscotch and moves forward on the palate with notes of caramelized toffee, tangerine and vanilla. A crisp mouthfeel leads to a light woody finish with a heft of peppery spice.