5-Star Rums of 2022!

My 5-Star Rums of the Year! This past year I purchased or sampled well over 100 rums, reviewed 30 of those, of which I gave eight a 5-star rating, indicating I enjoyed it enough to want a back up bottle. For the sake of this list, I’m only including rums that were new to meContinue reading “5-Star Rums of 2022!”

Holmes Cay Jamaica 2014 Clarendon EMB 8 Year – 61%

Holmes Cay Jamaica 2014 Clarendon EMB 8 Year – 61% Stats: Independent bottling of 2014 pure pot distillate from Clarendon Distillery in Lionel Town, Jamaica, aged tropically for eight years in ex-Bourbon casks before being bottled at full strength without adulteration. It is the EMB mark, which indicates ester levels between 240-250 gr/HL AA, which fallsContinue reading “Holmes Cay Jamaica 2014 Clarendon EMB 8 Year – 61%”

Holmes Cay Mauritius 2005 Grays 15 Year – 50%

Holmes Cay Mauritius 2005 Grays 15 Year – 50% Stats: Independent bottling of a 2005 distillate from Grays Distilling LTD in Pamplemousses, Mauritius, part of East Africa in the Indian Ocean. It aged for 15 years in topical weather in ex-Cognac casks and was bottled at 50% with no additives. This was a private barrel selectedContinue reading “Holmes Cay Mauritius 2005 Grays 15 Year – 50%”

Holmes Cay Belize 2006 Travellers 15 Year – 61%

Holmes Cay Belize 2006 Travellers 15 Year – 61% Stats: Independent bottling of 2006 distillate from Travellers Distillery in Belize, aged tropically for 15 years in ex-Bourbon casks and bottled in Belize at 61% ABV. This was 100% column distilled. Background: This is the follow up to the highly acclaimed and now highly sought after Holmes CayContinue reading “Holmes Cay Belize 2006 Travellers 15 Year – 61%”

Holmes Cay Jamaica 2011 Wedderburn (Clarendon) 10 year – 59%

Holmes Cay Jamaica 2011 Wedderburn (Clarendon) 10 year – 59% Stats: Independent bottling of 2011 pot distilled rum from Clarendon/Monymusk in the medium ester Wedderburn style. This rum aged in ex-Bourbon casks for 3 years in Jamaica’s tropical climate followed by 7 additional years in the UK. Four casks were purchased by Holmes Cay, producing 1,050Continue reading “Holmes Cay Jamaica 2011 Wedderburn (Clarendon) 10 year – 59%”

Holmes Cay Guyana 2003 Uitvlugt 18 Year – 51%

Holmes Cay – Guyana 2003 Uitvlugt 18 Year – 51% Stats: 2003 Guyanese distillate aged 2 years tropically followed by 16 years in the UK before being bottled in the US at barrel proof with no sugar, color or other additives. This was made on the French Savalle 4-column metal still at Diamond Distillery. The SavalleContinue reading “Holmes Cay Guyana 2003 Uitvlugt 18 Year – 51%”

Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum Barbados (Foursquare) 2006 – 58.5%

Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum Barbados (Foursquare) 2006 – 58.5% Stats: Independent bottling of a 14 year old blend of pot and column distillate from Foursquare. It was tropically aged in Barbados in ex-bourbon casks for 3 years before spending 11 more years in the UK. It is bottled at 58.5% ABV with no additives. Source: SampleContinue reading “Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum Barbados (Foursquare) 2006 – 58.5%”