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...This bottle definitely would have gone home with me. High ABV meant it certainly packed a punch, but had a really smooth finish with a complex flavor profile. Definitely a nice sipper especially as the weather starts to cool down.
Enjoyed two glasses of Foursquare 2005 Barbados rum with my friend during a 5,000 mile road trip across 18 States. Bottle and label design looks nice and old school. Golden amber color. Very strong oak and wood from the Bourbon barrel aging straight to your nose and palate. Strong burn at the end. Whisky lovers can add 2 points to the score.
I could go on at length about this one, but what can be said that hasn’t already been said? Pure, powerful, perfect. Kaboom!
WOW. How 118 proof is as smooth as it is, is beyond me. Spicy. Hint of vanilla and chocolate. Worthy for my bar.
First time trying this rum. Rich color, body and very smooth
Time for Birka’s rumcruise 2019 at the Baltic Sea. This was the top brand at Ian Burrell’s “Blindtest” Master class. It was one of the easier to get right cause it was the only one at that high alcohol strength (59%). It’s extremely complex and you can recognise different spices, chocolate, vanilla etc.
Picture: The brands included at the blindtest.
Foursquare rum is becoming, if it hasn’t already, the “Pappy” of the rum world, the cream of the crop. With no added sugar, caramel color or anything else to alter the work of a genius, Richard Seale has stepped up his game. The new Exceptional Cask Selection series rocks with limited edition year makes like the 1996, 2004 and 2005. Then the Port, Zinfandel, Premise, Dominus and Criterion. And more added to those or will be made available as the collection continues to expand. The 2005 is on the spicy side, it’s 59% abs., it has flavors of chocolate, lemon and lime, ginger, pepper, vanilla with a touch of smoke at the end. Splash of water will bring out other ethanol’s offering other flavors instead of tasting the high alcohol content.
The 2005 expression is aged in bourbon casks for 12 years. It is limited to just 6000 bottles in the US. And another 6000 in the UK.
Definitely one to be added to your collection and enjoyed neat.
A definite collectors piece,
Superbe synthèse, entre le fruit mûr et le boisé. Un modèle d’equilibre et de perfection... si on cherche l’equilib et la perfection. Pour la folie et l’exubérance, il faudra pousser jusqu’à la Jamaïque, et aller chez Hampden
Another cask strength rum from the wonderful Foursquare Rum Distillery in Barbados. This 12 year old rum aged in ex-bourbon and bottled at full cask strength of 118 proof. A blend of two distillates, one from the pot stills and a lighter one from the column. This rum is the great balance between the depth and texture of the heavy rums and the freshness and vibrancy of the column. The Exceptional Cask Selections continue to be some of rarest and most sought-after rums in the world.
I just love this Barrel Proof expression.
Surprised to see mixed reviews.
It's a strong one at 59% so I like it mixed with around 3 parts rum to 1 part water to make it more palatable. Another very good rum from FourSquare
very lovely barrels character. Dry but very good, I like it
One of three that Foursquare released in 2018 this is number six in the Exceptional Cask Series. Bottled at 59% this has been aged for a total of 12 years in ex-bourbon casks. It's natural follow-up of Foursquare's 2004 release which was exceptional.
Familiar Baja spicy notes that the Bourbon casks brings with hints of vanilla sweetness, maybe chocolate and tobacco. Long satisfying finish leaving your palate wanting more.
No doubt about this is a worthy winner of the ISC Supreme Champion Spirit 2018