Holmes Cay Guyana 2003 Uitvlugt Rum
The Holmes Cay Uitvlugt 2003 edition was distilled on a historic French 4-column Savalle column still. Originally located in the legendary Uitvlugt Estate (pronounced “eye-flot”), the still can now be found at Diamond Distillery, Guyana, under the management (along with all other rum in Guyana) of Demerara Distillers Limited. Aged two years tropically in Guyana and 16 years in the UK, and bottled in New York State. No sugar, no (additional) color, and no other flavors were added in the making of this rum. Bottled at barrel proof, 51% alcohol by volume. Four casks, just 858 bottles are available.
With golden honey and a whiff of brine on the nose, the palate starts out with overripe tropical fruits, then continues with hints of almond, herbs and a touch of cocoa. Light tobacco lingers on the finish.