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Truly a fantastic choice
ok so there is some hype in the rum world surrounding this distillery so I don't want to fuel the fire unnecessarily. But unadulterated rum at high abv is always good right.
An "exceptional" rum - bright and fruity - intense dried apricot turning slowly to burnt brown sugar long sweet finish.
Not that complex to deserve a 9 from me but what it does .. it does exceptionally well.
So the "Exceptional cask selection" name is justified and what is there not to like.
At around 65EUR a definite recommendation .. okay would go to 75 :)
This is really good and really strong. I’m doing re-tasting my ratings with last four Foursquare’s. 2008 smooth really packs you early with its strength, and wow does it linger. Bourbon lovers should like this, I’m keeping it at a 9.5 so 10.
I think the last few offerings of Foursquare are as good as it gets. Rich full bodied complex similar to other full bourbon cask releases but very smooth little afterburn like Nobiliary. If you can find it buy it.
Smell: Salted caramel, coconut, a hint of cocoa butter and sweet oak.
Taste: Rich, velvety, and mouth coating. Coconut, oak, chocolate, and tropical fruit with a hint of spice (rye, cinnamon and clove). A long, lingering finish that transitions from caramel to dark cherry. It's everything aged rum should be. Rich, indescribably deep and complex - a true symphony of flavors all playing in perfect harmony.
Buy it when you see it, this will be the benchmark for aged rum for years to come.
As i open the bottle expecting this to be somewhat the same as the 2007 i am suprised. This 2008 is a bit smoother than the 2007, tasting them side by side. I actualy have only one word for this. Excelent.
To me this seems something like the ideal rum. It is the best presentation of the spirit genre I have come across yet, and despite its high ABV it is absolutely delectable, making you come back for more. The notes in themselves are not different from the Premise or Sagacity Foursquare bottlings - perhaps with the cola note turned a bit down, but it seems to harmonize perfectly in this rum. Unlike certain acquired taste rums, this one is just straight up conventionally tasty, without being sweetened, spiced or watered-down. If someone could direct me to a better rum I would be very pleased, but as for now this stands as the pinnacle of distilled sugar cane.
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