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I loved everything about this bottle, starting with the nose that is both fruity and spicy. The first taste had a little more strength than I was expecting but it only added to the complexity of the rum. Taste of spice, fruit and wine all came shining through on subsequent tastes. This is easily one of Foursquare's best "sipping" rums. If I had anything negative to say is that it was a little more expensive than their previous "exceptional casks series" but I think that was more the liquor store's fault than the distillers. Trust me, if you can find a bottle buy it quickly!
Definitely my rum style.
Extremely smooth, oak flavor and easy to drink.
Very hard to find and expensive. You have to be lucky to buy at the right price.
The Doorly´s line is a good alternative, with similar quality and cheaper.
There hasn't been a Foursquare Rum I do not like. This one is one of the best sipping rums in my collection. From the first sip, it has that exceptional taste of spice, fruit, and wine. I love what Foursquare has brought to the table with this one and would recommend it over and again.
Don't get me wrong, we are talking about the pinnacle of rums, and comparing against the Zinfandel 11yo and Port 9yo that I so loved. A good dollop of sherry both on the nose and in the mouth, but I can't help but think that it might be better at 43% rather than 46%. There is an ever so slight edge of alcohol to this one.
It's good, but no where near as appealing as the Zinfandel cask.
Having had the bottle open for a wee bit longer......the 46% is fine. However, I am used to the ZInfandel cask, and this rum lacks the natural sweetness that that one has. Its hard for this rum, seeing that it is being compared directly to the brilliant Zin cask. It is a brilliant rum in its own right, just not quite as good as Foursquare can do.
I'll be trying another one of their's soon, but this might be my all-time favorite rum... at least for right now.
I don't know what it is, but spirits aged in sherry casks are just so perfect to me... usually. This is no exception. It's an incredible rum from an incredible distiller, and I can't wait to try another one from them.
At first I have to say I usually prefer rums on the sweeter side but this one is really outstanding. I really like rums from FS distillery and this is one of the best. Aroma is full of bourbon and sherry together with vanilla and nuts. In mouth you can feel really awesome balance between oak, sherry, chocolate, vanilla, nuts and tobaccoo. Nice long finish... truly amazing rum. I can recommend this one even if you prefer sweeter rums.
Aroma is gentle, with vanilla tones. Taste is sweet (not too much-naturally) Body is oak and sherry. Aftertaste nice longer. Very good starting rum to explore "non sweetened" world.
I bought a bottle to see what all the Foursquare fuss was about. I got into rum with the sweet stuff and loved it. When I tried this my initial reaction was regret. Second time I drank it I still had regret. I had read somewhere about how to breath out when you sip stronger spirits. Thrid time drinking it, hmmm, this is pretty tasty. Fourth time, maybe I should get another bottle before they run out. Now I don't enjoy the sweet stuff as much. Give this some time and it might grow in you !
Ok, so I finally found something out of Foursquare that, although good, I didn't really prefer... or think "Damn! That's fantasic!". Will have to revisit since I had it 3rd after opening a 2007 and 2005. I chalk it up to the sherry finish. It's solid, don't get me wrong, but when you're talking Foursquare there's others on a completely different level. $60 here in D/FW.
I am a big fan of Foursquare distillery but this is not a favourite of mine. Personally, i find it to taste quite astringent and not very rum-like in character. Perhaps i am just not a fan of rums made in sherry casks. I have definitely had worse but this one just didn't hit the right spot for me.
First u have to get past the astringent smell on the nose. More like finger nail polish remover, but after that it's awesome. Sherry, banana, fruit and burnt sugar on the palate with a bourbon oak finish. Great rum.
Nice flavor - a bit too stringent for more than one. Borderline keeper
Gave it a 9 only because i haven't rated a 10 yet. You open the bottle and it's the typical Bajan Foursquare rum you expect. Thing is, it doesn't have anything from nose to finish that can irritate you the least. Nose starts fresh with ripe fruit, vanilla and caramel and palate follows being creamy, sweet, with spices and dates in the background and the definite aging effect coming from the sherry butts. That sherry influence continues to the finish which is lingering and pleasant with just a little burn you expect from the abv. I think i ll buy me a 2nd one coz i can't see this lasting xD
Sherry, sherry... sherry. Oh yes, 70% of maturation time was in ex-sherry casks! Interesting? Come inside we tell you more about this interesting Rum!
This rum was born in Foursquare distillery which is located in Barbados. If you are heard about they Exceptional cask selection here is the eighth release which one comes out in January 2018. This is a blend of different rums from the pot distillation and twin column continuous distillation. Aging: 3 years in ex-bourbon casks and after additionally 7 years aged in ex-sherry casks. And the result is absolutely beautiful Rum with 46% Alcohol volume. But it’s time to figure out what’s in the bottle...
Color: it’s pretty clean and light, about 4/10 to lighter. Reminds olive oil...
Nose: sweet, honey, fruitiness, touch of smoke and sulfur.
Palate: sweet in your mouth all over at start and becomes more intense and spicy to finish after it is swallowed... And yes, again this interesting sulfur notes. As well you find for sure fruitiness, more citrus, drop of honey and just a small oak notes.
This improves with a drop of water. Intense, flavourful and think in the tongue. You can definitely taste the bourbon and sherry cask influence. A fine choice for a cold winter’s night.
Didn’t think this rum was available in my area, stumbled upon one bottle on a shelf at the local store. Very nice rum, pretty good strength with a lingering burn, nice and sweet with not too much oak.
Great addition to my collection.
The first thing I noticed was the oak when I lifted the glass to my nose. I get a lot of chocolate on the front end and a nice warmth on the back end.
Nice rum, excellent mouth and finish. Enjoyed the true rum flavor, what i like about Foursquare is that they produce true rum with no after flavoring. This is a mans rum, very little sweet, hints of light and dark fruits. Has similarities to whiskey and tastes best neat.
Absolutely without a doubt worth the price. I’m not a big fan of giving tasting note. It’s sips smooth and the aroma are just so complex and pleasant. I was lucky to get a taste of it at a rum bar in the BVI and now I screwed. I can’t find it anywhere near me.
This is a delicious example of perfection from blending. Like a good whiskey, they found ways to have so many flavored happen at so many points through the drink. Start to Finish it's wonderful.
Nice bottle with great info on the label. A wonderful colour with a bit of Sherry influence. The Sherry starts the nose but soon gives way to an aged rum with plenty of cask. Tasting is a quality dry rum with Sherry notes and wonderful cask age. There is a burn due to the 46 abv but a great long finish. $84 at LCBO is a good price but I think at that price there are better sippers.
Very dry rum, not sweet at all, spicy at a first taste, after two or three sip you can definitely taste the sherry. Maybe too much sherry for my taste, not a typical bajan rum, if that is what you are looking for.
Purchased at Astor Wines in NYC for $69. Upon sniffing for the first time, you could really smell the sherry overtones. First sip is welcoming - very smooth but it reminds you this is a higher than normal ABV of 46%. Very nice sherry finish. Very enjoyable.