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Foursquare Port Cask Finish 9-Year rum

Foursquare Port Cask Finish 9-Year

Barbados | Aged

8.2/10
94 ratings
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94 Foursquare Port Cask Finish 9-Year ratings

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Posted 4 years ago by Hans-Durstig from United Kingdom with 45 ratings

Foursquare distilleries in the South-East of Barbados does a fantastic line in single cask aged unadulterated rums.
Not blended, not from a solera, not sweetened, but given its own character from the treatment usually expected from a single malt whisky, and in this case - ageing in Bourbon and Port casks for 9 years.
The bottle is a bit disappointing - it is the standard bottle also used for a lot of the Doorly's with a cheap screw top.
In the glass the rum is a deep amber with a big, smooth aroma. None of the smokiness of the Doorly's XO, but with a deep warm port note, that carries all the way through.
In the mouth it is exceptionally smooth, with the raisin and fig notes given extra depth by the port finish. it is a dry rum without vanilla notes.
Finish is a gentle burn with the aroma lingering really well.
This is the kind of carefully crafted quality, that is turning me away from my entry favourites of Zacapa and Plantation, which focus on consistency by blending and appeal by adding sugar.
This stuff is inconsistently gorgeous!

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Posted almost 4 years ago by michael from United States with 44 ratings

An amazing sipper. It's like a drier Dos Madaras PX 5*5 except less sweet. Can't wait to finish off this bottle. Sad I couldn't buy more.

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Posted over 4 years ago by piratejabez from United States with 325 ratings

I am a big fan of the "Exceptional Cask Selection" releases from Foursqure and Mr. Seale. At sub-$40, this port barrel-finished rum is the best value of the bunch. It does require a few minutes in the glass to breathe and open up, but once it does, it is beautifully balanced. Naturally balanced sweetness, with the slightest hint of port on the nose and palate. Very deep... pour this into a proper glass and get lost in the nose. My biggest complaint is the meager 80 proof (c'mon, Rich! Though I guess I could blend with some 2004...). Still, a tremendous value for a world-class rum!

9-, 9 (former rating: 8+). If it were 45%+, 9+.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Glen from United States with 54 ratings

Close to perfection. Great flavors, mouthfeel, and finish.

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Posted almost 3 years ago by Loxias from Czech Republic with 170 ratings

Very tasty and well balanced rum with flavour dominated by sweetness from port barrels.

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Posted 3 years ago by Niklas from Sweden with 69 ratings

Lika bra som zinfandel. Äkta och rund, mycket smak.

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Posted over 3 years ago by Mr.B from United Kingdom with 70 ratings

Beautiful bronze reddish colour in the glass. The second maturation in the port cask the aromas ore not overpowering. Overall nicely balanced with a more fruity type notes coming up front. Taste is a bit light for a bajan rum but again is nicely balanced with fruity notes leading into more dark fruits, caramel, spice with plenty of tannins. Nice creamy mouthfeel. A nice sweetish dry finish.

Another great rum from Foursquare and wish I had bought another bottle.

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Posted 8 months ago by VikingXO from Denmark with 150 ratings

It’s amazing how high Foursquares standard continues to be. great nose, great taste.

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Posted over 3 years ago by Jm from France with 33 ratings

Encore trouvable à 45€ en france il ne faut pas passer à côté. Une bonne occasion de découvrir les vrais rhums traditionnels pour ceux qui viennent des rhums trafiqués marketing mais aussi ceux qui ne jurent que par l'agricole

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Posted 4 years ago by Olivier from United Arab Emirates with 21 ratings

Une des meilleures surprise de mes dégustations. Des parfums de cherry et de bois. Top.