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Now this is some good stuff
This is combined of two rums: one aged for five years in bourbon and then six years in ex-Zinfandel wine casks, and an 11-year-old matured full term in bourbon casks. These were then blended together and bottled in September 2015. Fruity and full of vanilla notes. Drier with no added molasses or sugar. Great rum.
My second kind of a Foursquare / Richard Seale Rum (first one was the port finish).
This rum just taste awesome and is interesting and well balanced.
I am going to buy more of the rums from Foursquare, and then its just great that they are reasonibly prized aswell.
I've been waiting for this one to come to the states after loving the 2004 Single Barrel and the Port Cask and I wasn't disappointed. It shows how you can make a smooth and complex tasting rum without adding tons of sugar and additives and just letting the cask give the rum its smoothness. I'll definitely be buying this one again.
I’m a big fan of Port cask finish rums, and this Zinfandel cask was a big surprise. I wonder why they have not done another one. Very nice depth like the other Foursquare rums. Lots of depth wonderful.
One of the ealier releases in the exceptional cask series and on that account, I think, still offering a more mainstream, less demanding profile than the recent cask strength releases. The zinfandel is bottled at 43% vol.and can be enjoyed by just about any rum drinker. Even though it’s foursquare trademark additive free, it’s still what I would consider a semi sweet offering, courtesy of the zinfandel ageing.
The nose is worth spending some time with, as notes of caramel, chocolate, red fruits, coffee, sweet tobacco and mild oak spices emerges.
The taste is medium bodied and balanced nicely. First I pick up sweet pipe tobacco, slightly vinous red fruits and caramel. Then slightly more dry barrelnotes of mild black pepper, leather and ginger emerges. The finish is subtle but quite persistant with mild spice and caramel. What I would call a real feet up, fireplace kinda rum. It’s still available at good value and well recommeded. It might be looking at a 9 rating.
Rum tasting during the global lockdown continued with Foursquare Zinfandel Cask. Nice bottle and label design. Light golden color. Mild vanilla and plenty of pepper and toffee to the nose and palate when neat sipped. Boozy and a tad gluey with a strong and dry burn. Not an experience I'm looking forward trying again anytime soon.
I'm putting this as my bottom ECS but that's also kind of like saying "this is the worst Ferrari made" as it's better than most out there.
"The finish is long and nicely oaked – the initial sweetness of the sip gives way to the oak and spice from the bourbon casks."
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