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Now this is some good stuff
The bump in proof really makes this shine. The sweetness (created without additives, just impressive use of barrels) is absolutely perfect. My favorite style of rum, if you can call it that, are these wine finished spirits that impart sweetness while not being sweet. Masterfully done.
Bottled at 46% aged in madeira & bourbon casks. Unadultraded rum from what I am quickly realizing as the vanguard rum distillery Four Square form Barbados. If you see it get it without hesitation.
Fantastic limited barrel aged rum. An absolute no brainer buy.
The color is lighter brown hue, the label claims no "artificial colors or additives", so if something "natural" like tannin infusion was used, I cannot say. I would not mind, since color adjustments is defacto standard practice of the industry, bar some independent bottlers.
The nose is intense and pleasant, especially after adding a splash of water (recommended, since it's a 46 ABV rum), harmonious notes of gingerbread, apricots, dried apples.
The palate is on the sweet side, more apricots, brown cake, brown sugar, some vanilla, with pronounced Madeira cask influence, tempered by tannin astringency from the oak, medium-bodied with lingering, pleasant, warm finish.
The main selling point is the perfect harmony of this rum, both on the nose and on the palate. Currently my favorite rum.
This is simply amazing. Strong, beautiful nose, caramel, vanilla, some dried fruits and molasses.
Strong burn but smooth on the palate and tastes just like
It smells. There’s no disconnect between flavor and smell because there are no additives.
Limited edition, and one well worth having a few backups of.
The addition of madeira cask-aged rum adds a little extra interest to the already exquisite RM12. A little more oak, with complex fruitiness from the madeira casks. A good amount of pot-still influence. At times I detect a bit of a cough-syrup flavor, but it's subtle enough to not interfere with the pleasure of sipping, which I will be doing on a regular basis.
If you like REAL rums without sugar from Barbados it will perfectly fit you. Maybe BIT too expansive if you compare it with Doorly 12, Gay XO - but you won't regret it, it's a great handcrafted art of rum.
The color is dark, probably imparted by the Madeira casks. The nose hits you with coconut, plums, brown sugar, subtle overly ripe bananas, sweet tobacco and leather. Given a little time, it's extremely inviting. Apart from the Madeira ageing, this is also a slightly beefed up version of the original 12 year, weighing in at 46% vol. The taste is very full and devolps quickly with dark notes of leather, tobacco, roasted coconut, and slightly spicy pepper. There's an underlying and rounded sweetness underpinning the power perfectly. This is bloody good and pure old barbadian rum. Love it.
46% . Another fantastic Foursquare offering. I tried this along side the regular 12yr old and this came out the winner ! The Madeira input brings out a wonderful sweet taste in an otherwise dry rum. Same colour as the original , even pretty much the same nose , muted caramel and oak. But the taste , beautiful and gets better with each sip.. lovely dark fruit notes and a bit of spice and wood. Highly recommended.
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