Holmes Cay Australia Beenleigh 2012
Aged Rum — Australia
Reviewed April 15, 2023 (edited April 17, 2023)
A Single Cask Nation release of Beenleigh Rum is largely responsible for pulling me into the world of rum, it’s a funky dunder-bomb that I have not bottle-killed and reviewed yet. This release isn’t quite at that level, but captures a lot of that Australian magic. A heavy dose of Sharpie marker on the nose is always an indication I’m in for a good time and these high proof Beenleighs share that characteristic with aged rums from Guyana. So when I mention the ester-y funk think of that more than Jamaica. After that I get a nice burst of fruit followed up by bbq flavors that I associate closely with this distillery specifically. It takes water well and in my opinion needs a healthy splash and some time in glass to unlock. I was disappointed with this bottle initially before I took those preparations, but once I figured out the proper care and feeding it didn’t last long.
94.0 USD per Bottle
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