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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.
Dry, oaky, nutty, fruity. An amazingly good rum.....excellent bottle, excellent liquid. Every collection NEEDS this!
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.
Enjoy your over-priced, over-aged, "premium" (added) sugar bomb rums people. Marvel at the beauty of that caramel coloring while your at it! This Richard Seale disciple and Foursquare fan says, "no thanks". This HONEST distiller -- accurate age statements, no additives, does not ruin his rum by over-aging it so he can over-charge the misinformed for it (rum is not scotch) is your "desert island distiller". This rum is simply perfection -- the gold standard, and priced at what rum SHOULD cost. Rum, neat, is my poison of choice. I've tried many -- not all, and have yet to find one that matches this at any price. Foursquare and its rum, especially its premium bottle (this one), has earned a permanent place on my shelf. When the bottle is empty, I drive to get another "fill-up", with the urgency of one whose gas tank is on "E". Life's too short for over-aged, caramel colored, over-priced, sugar added, flavors added crap that too often passes for rum these days. No need to look further -- this is, literally, the real deal. Mr Seale, I'm much obliged. Thank you, sir. Bless you.
I was presently surprised by this rum. It is on sale at Total Wine until 11/1/15
It was so good I went and bought three more bottles. One for a present. At $20
on sale it is a steal over the other aged rums especially 10 yr old Barbados rum.
I would buy this rum again in a heartbeat and it will likely be my go to rum
into the future.
Haven't popped the SEAL but will update when I do.
My first 10 ever, for that price it is an amazing rum. Extremely balanced taste, surprisingly smooth and very pleasant to drink.
molasses. dry rum. 43% 86 proof.
i smell wood, i smell pepper. i smell some dried fruit with ginger. some vanilla.
i taste a meidum bodied rum with all the stuff a rum has to have. this is the center of a basic rum. great taste. pepper. vanilla. oak. fruit in the back.
9/10 - drop 5 points if you love it sweet.
that is real rum with no mistake. medium body, complex, all aromas of rum in there.
great show of rum aging in a bourbon cask.
add one point if you taste this rum at the new bottling of 46% (92 proof).
this rum belongs to my rum shelf every time. and the price of this jewel is a more than fair count!
Being such a fan of Foursquare, I thought I would try some of the other rums produced by Foursquare Distilleries. I picked up R.L. Seal 10-year for a great price and poured myself a little taste, neat. After sitting a moment or two, I was surprised how sweet this rum presents on first taste. Knowing that this distillery is known for pure rums, I'm amazed at the perceived sweetness that comes across with no additives. This really is a beautiful expression of pure Barbados rum.
While in my local adult beverage supermarket, I was looking for some new rums to try. I have a champagne taste but have a beer budget. Based on reviews by Rum Ratings fans, I chose Doorly’s and RLS 10-year, which fit my budget. Tried the Doorly’s first, which I really like, and have already rated. But when I took my first sip of RLS I said “now that is nice!” Nice deep, mature taste that boarders on good Scotch. Great for sipping on the rocks. Easily one of my favorites, especially at this price point.
This rum is excellent! I cannot believe the price point of $20. The aroma is of fruit, oak and nuts. The flavor does not disappoint as all of the flavors nosed come through in a good way. I highly recommend this rum and I am enjoying it by itself and would not mix it.
Foursquare has produced a nice array of fine rums in the past, and the R.L Seale 10 year rum is no exception. Luscious fruity, oaky and nutty with a hint of vanilla provides this rum a place in everyone's liquor cabinet.
I love the creative bottle design...
A no nonsense rum. RL Seale is setting the standard on how to create a delicious rum with no additives, correct age statement and all for a reasonable price, around £30 in the uk.
I love the bottle. Love the rum.
0 % Additions. Non Enhanced.
100 % Evolution from Molasses to Bottle.
Stock Up on it.
Great Rum at a Good Price .
...it's $22 in New England. That is comically cheap for a world-class rum with pure (unadulterated) flavor, smooth body and very little afterburn. I love this stuff straight up, but at this price it's a perfect sipper, mixer, icer - whatever suits your fancy. You are spending how much for all the "Z" rums? Why?
Z mého pohledu nulová sladkost ale přesto naprosto vynikající rum, pro mě jeden z nejlepších. Zajímavé je, že vůně je sladká, ale o to větší překvapení je chuť - dub, snad lehce oříšek, ovoce.
I love the taste and smoothness of this rum... Prefer this to a 12 y/o single malt scotch
One smooth mother of a rum. Absolutely gorgeous stuff just as good if not better than Mount Gay XO.
I can't believe this is $22! I wish it was available at more places than just Total Wine, as the closest one for me is 500 miles and no shipping to my state; required a three man maneuver to get some! Excellent dry fruity spirit with just the right punch.
Sugar test results- >3
Tastes of pepper and caramel without a lot of sugar.
A very good rum to drink !
A rum that taste like RUM ! If you are looking for a baseline rum to compare other rums to ...choose this one !
Nádherná lahev. Ostřejší chuť. Velmi dobrá práce. Směle doporučuji!
This is the bottle that first got me in to rum.
I'd seen in Barbados and was put off buying it due to the gimmicky bottle which I assumed was designed to sell a sub-standard drink. I opted to buy a bottle of Mount Gay XO instead, then later I visited the Foursquare distillery and tried the rums and it blew me away. Incredibly smooth - my favourite rum so far. Once home and tried it against the XO which itself is a very good rum, but can't compare with this. Sadly a bit of a rarity in Europe though the bottle occasionally can be seen standing out in good cocktail bars.
I purchased this rum solely on the ratings i have seen on this website and was very pleased with it. Nice flavour upfront with nothing taking over. Hints of caramel and oak, with almost a peaty flavour as well. Enjoyed it with ginger ale as well because it is not overly sweet. Well worth the purchase.
This was a spur-of-the-moment purchase when I was at a Total Wine in Delaware. Living in Pennsylvania, my rum selection is fairly limited (though they are getting better), I had never seen nor heard of this brand. Naturally, the bottle design drew me in, and then I saw the 22$ price tag for a 10 year aged rum and figured it was worth a shot. Very good flavors and aroma. On the rocks is where it shines. Let it air out for about 10 minutes and then add ice. Really helps it open up and show its true colors. Excellent choice for the price. I can't think of a better aged rum at the price point.
RL Seale 10-Year review by the Rum Diaries Blog