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RL Seales 10 Year is a premium rum produced and bottled in Barbados by Foursquare Distillery. It is aged in oak barrels for a minimum of ten years prior to blending.
The bottle is dutiful and unique just like the rum inside of it.
Interesting bottle, outstanding fruit and sweet aroma. Taste is very well balanced, hints of caramel, but not sweet. Nice end with decent afterburn. No added sugar, it is a must for lovers of dry rums.
Drier rums, especially those from Barbados, tend to elegantly blend flavours instead of masking them (with sugar). This rum presents all the reasons why I like rum. There is no gimmick, no modification beyond the normal processing nor a sugary blanket pulled over the flavour profile.
Instead, it has a surprisingly mellow feel to it, with complex yet superbly balanced flavours.
It pours golden. I had it with one ice cube to open it up and stop the otherwise high alcohol content (at 43%) from being overwhelming. The aromas are actually sweeter than the flavour, with peach, melon and vanilla dominating. However, as I mentioned before, it is the flavour and mouthfeel that are particularly good: very dry, apricot-like with an oaky background.
This RL Seale is extremely smooth in mouth, I just do not think the palate for a rum can get much better; mild to medium body I'd say, but not too thin, and an average duration caramel-dominated finish (still dry).
What a fantastic Bajan rum!
I'm glad I bought this one on a very special occasion to celebrate. This is the rum I was looking for. Export proof 46 abv, you expect it to burn you but that's not happening, instead it is very round and pleasant. You can smell flowers and almonds, and in your mouth you can taste the almond, the molasses, not sweet at all. You just crave for more, because now you can't drink anymore any sugar bombs. Really can't understand ratings under 7.
This is the Jedi among rums. Honest, stoic, stylish, clean and good to a fault. No overaging, no overcharging, no blending with lower quality rums. Refreshing nose, almost no burn, excellent flavor somewhat reminiscent of a good whiskey, just super mellow and smooth all round. As far as I know, they don't add sugar after distillation. I haven't tested this, but this rum is certainly not too sweet. Great on the rocks or straight.
It won't break the bank either, being one of the cheapest high quality aged rums which can be purchased for as little as $22.99 in Georgia. The only downside is that it can be hard to find in certain places.
That said, if you enjoy very sweet rums, say, Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, then this rum might not be for you.
Everything they make- Doorleys, Real McCoy's, Old Brigand, Special Barbados, Four Square's, are fine, UNADULTEATED, sipping rums.
Most experienced rum drinkers agree and respect Richard Seales.
You can feel Barbados' rum aroma, vanilla and a little coconut, and a nutty flavor.
Gentle sweetness and deep taste.
I think it is good rum.
The smell is great, I get coffee and caramel and could spend countless time sniffing it.
Then testing it is a little bit light, almost watery at first, but then comes a very pleasant oak taste.
Finally the end is long and awesome, make you want to take another sip again (and again)
This rum is a win in price and a win as it is a well rounded quality rum. Cheers!!!
Example of pure rum by master blender Richard Seale
There are some oranges, burnt nut and a bit of glue in the nose.
Taste is full and complex. Alcohol strenght is well recognizable. Hints of wood, bit of smoke and vanilla.
This true rum is a must in a collection
I was looking for a New rum.
Rum ratings helps me to find one.
Many days after a hard find, I was disapointed by the cheapfull looking of the bottle and the plastic cork.
But what a divine surprise ! The smell and the taste are so good to me.
A sure buy.
Strong, dark taste, sweet, heavy, nummy and bitter
Had a sample from master of malt for about £6 think it's in the £30+ price range.
Quite sweet on the nose with a definite aroma of banana. Nice and reasonably smooth in the mouth fruity and sweet with a gentle touch of oak.
For a rum without any added sugar it's sweet enough. The color is light and so is the flavor. It's good, but nothing special about it. The bottle is pretty special.
This is, without a doubt, the best bang for buck you can buy... if you can find it. It’s fantastic. No colorings or added sugars, just generations of distilling knowledge now in the hands of Richard Seale.
10 leta varianta obsahujici 46% alkoholu je znat na vuni i na chuti. Silne paleni ktere prechazi do prijemneho zahrati. Nepali pri polknuti coz je velky plus.
Osobne bych si ho ale nekoupil
Nyní začínám po otestování cca 60 rumů už rozumím těm, kteří začli sladké rumu na svých policích posouvat dolů a dělají prostor opravdovým rumům. Foursquare Distillery je vyrábějí bez přidaného cukru, takže žádná schovávačka za sladkost. Tohle byla třetí flaška tohoto výrobce a dostává nejmíň, ale stejně krásných 8b. Doorlys 12y s papouškem chtná prostě lépe na 9b. Speciální kolega této výroby je Zinfandel 11y jasných 10b. Bodováno podle dochuti a zinfík, ten je na dlouhé popíjení po doušcích.
Bez cukru, sud, ostrost, říznost, která ale neotravuje, rum jak má být.
My first honest rum, with no added sugar at all, good value for money.
A great friend once fed exed me a bottle of this liquid gold. Such a great flavour.
I got a bottle of this for Xmas the other year and was really pleased. This is a great tasting rum very smooth and has all the flavor you would expect in a 10 year rum. As a bonus the bottle fits in your hand like a dream.
As everyone knows, this is pure rum with nothing added. having only had it a couple of times so far, my score may rise. I did like it very much.
It's certainly drier than most rums but still has a sweetness on the fade. It's stronger than most rums at 43% and I'd describe the main tastes as molasses and caramel and wood. There's something exotic in there too - maybe a hint of fruit and ginger, and just a tiny hint of vanilla.
The nose is subtler than a lot of rums and there is maybe a hint of whisky - which is also on the tongue.
With the bottle being as interesting as it is, as well, this might be one to buy and leave out for curious guests!
Ok smell. Not too strong. Smooth but no real distinctive notes.
A fantastic rum in a spectacular bottle. The fragrance is very nice and in the mouth you can feel exotic fruits and some cinnamon. The 43 % gives it also a perfect power.
I think it can compete with Appleton 21 at an much more competitive price.
Picture: My Bajan shelf
RL Seale 10-Year review by the Rum Diaries Blog