Holmes Cay Fiji 2004 American Oak 17 Year Rum
Holmes Cay Fiji 2004 is an exceptional example of the classic Fijian rum profile. This 100% pot still, single cask rum was distilled in 2004 at the South Pacific Distilleries of Fiji and bottled in New York State. Tropically aged in an ex-bourbon barrel for 12 years with a further 5 years maturation in the UK in American oak casks, aging alone creates the complex flavors. No sugar, no color, no other flavors are added in the making of this rum. Bottled at cask strength, at 58% alcohol by volume.
Subtle grass and fresh banana on the nose yields to a burst of citrus, pepper and hints of caramel on the tongue. A buttery mouthfeel leads to a dry, lingering finish of spicy oak and balsam.