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Holmes Cay MHOBA South Africa 2017 4yr 59%

RX11124 Very good Pot Still Rum Single Cask 1,026 bottles Under 250€

The "South Africa" rum from MHOBA distillery, selected by Holmes Cay, is a unique and distinctive cask strength spirit. Distilled from sugar cane juice and aged for 4 years, it boasts an ABV of 59%. On the nose, it reveals complex aromas of overripe pineapple, vibrant fruity esters, and funky vinegar notes. The flavor profile includes rich tropical fruits like banana and berries, with hints of ester and a touch of whisky barrel influence. This rum is characterized by its bold and intense high ester notes, making it perfect for those who appreciate rich, funky rums. Enjoy the intriguing blend of sweetness, fermented fruit, and unique agricole notes in this limited release of only 1026 bottles.

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How does this rum taste?

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Overripe Pineapple Vinegar Fruity Funky Dirty

Taste

Banana Ester Tropical fruit Overripe Berries Umami

Finish

Herbal Warm Fruity Mineral Raisin Dried currants

Community reviews

8.4/1021 ratings
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8.2/10

“Vom ersten Mhoba an, liebe ich diese Destille, mit ihrem ganz eigenen Rum-Profil. Dieser hier reifte die gesamten 4 Jahre in einem südafrikanischem Whisky-Fass - vielleicht Bains? Nase: eindeutiges Mhoba-Profil, vergorene Früchte mit Honig und Joghurt. Überreife Banane und Papaya und leicht pflanzlich Richtung Olive. Auch dabei ist der typische Funk, der sich mit Frucht-Estern und Essig bemerkbar macht. Das Whisky-Fass bemerke ich hier ehrlich gesagt nicht. Aber, wie immer gut. 8,4 Gaumen: ja, jetzt zeichnet sich der Whisky doch ab. Der klassische Mhoba wirkt etwas gerstiger, gröber. Die Grundlage ist aber wieder vergorene Frucht und Honig mit leicht bitter-salzigem Antritt. Ester und Banane. Wirkt doch etwas trocken. Täuscht es mich oder kommt das im Abgang noch etwas Seife hinzu? 8,0 Tatsächlich gefällt mir das Whisky-Fass nicht so gut, auch wenn es dem üblichen Mhoba Geschmack eine deutlich andere Note hinzufügt.”

Aroma

Fermented Fruity Honey Funky Banana

Taste

Whiskey Salty Bitter Ester Honey
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7.6/10

“Lots of youthful freshness, accentuated fruity notes with some sweetness on the nose. On the palate, there is a spicy, roasted aroma reminiscent of cigar smoke - heavy tobacco aromas combined with smoke. For me, it could have a little less of a roasted note, but that is a matter of taste. All in all, a good overall package.”

Aroma

Pineapple Mango Marmalade Oak Caramelized

Taste

Pineapple Mango Smoky Barrel Black pepper
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9.4/10

“Phenomenal, how delicious! This is not for everyone, but if you like funky, almost gross smelling rum (if you know, you know) this is the thing. It smells like white dog and fights like a much younger distillate. Wonderful!”

Aroma

Funky Buttery Overripe Cheese Warm

Taste

Smoky Berries Umami Sweet Dried currants

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX11124
ABV
59%
Category
Pot Still Rum
Vintage
2017
Cask number
#48
Made from
Sugar cane juice
Distillation
Pot Still
Age
4 years
No. of bottles
1026
Bottle volume
75cl
Price range
Under 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

107 €
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The RumX community has already added 23 bottles to their collections:

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About the MHOBA distillery

The MHOBA distillery is located in South Africa. Rums from MHOBA have been reviewed 1,364 times with an average of 8.2/10.


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