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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.
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
Smooth, but not quite the full flavour I was expecting from such a distinguished brand.
The fact this is $22 blows me away... What a cool bottle too
The whole range of FourSquare rums are premium, no sugar or additives, no bullshit, honest labeling, and honestly good. This one and his Doorly's range are available at Total Wine (they can be hard to find) for ridiculously low prices.
Its Bajan style, and executed very well. I see why they call it the "Single Malt" of rum - Its nutty, fruity, biscuity... It has a lightness to it while maintaining complexity and richness. A little water helps things evolve...
This is a rum for having neat, or in an old-fashioned. Buy it when you can, and enjoy it to your heart's content - Its only $22 a bottle.
Sophisticated rum for sophisticated drinkers, real craftsmanship.
My first 10 ever, for that price it is an amazing rum. Extremely balanced taste, surprisingly smooth and very pleasant to drink.
The price and taste make it an excellent choice for any collection
Really enjoyed this!
One of those rims that you enjoy drinking at the time, but later maybe the next day you find yourself thinking about how damn good it was!
Has a whiskey-like nose
Oak, raisin on palate
Light fruit aftertaste
No ethanol bite
Light oak in spent empty glass
Very aesthetic bottle, nice on rum shelf.
This is a light colored brown rum from Barbados. Nor s very expensive rum but a very nice sipping rum. Very pleasant aroma, great taste lingers in your palate. Don’t add anything to this, even ice isn’t needed.
The rum is quite controversity - the bottle looks kind of vugarly and not seriously but the inside is very reverse. The rum is very smooth, strong enough, aromatic and tasty. The taste of oak barrels is vividly sensed. All of this pleasures are cost 55$ only! Nice rum.
The first thing that comes up will be butterscotch and acidity of an espresso. Banana and Nutella crepe too. Woody and sweet spices shines more after breathing the Rum.
Toasty malted grain of digestive biscuit on the very first sip. As if sipping on a whisky. Follow with freshly bake creme brulee with lightly torch caramel and nutty pistachio dust. Yet it still have a very pleasant dry sensation.
Buttery, nutty, cedar wood finishing and hint of acidity which round up the entire experience.
En anelse tør, men det er forventligt med en rom fra Foursquare, som ikke er tilsat sukker. Ikke den største oplevelse, men den kan drikkes i en snæver vending. Har ikke den store dybde og kommer derfor til at virke lidt flad.
The first thing that struck me about this rum was its deceptively light (but beautiful) amber color. Tree nuts, dried fruit, vanilla and alcohol come through on the nose. Opens up with some bitterness on the palate, with something warmer underneath... the rum has a bit of a thin body, but it finishes softly with some oakiness and caramel, and lingering warmth. Throughout the experience is just shy of too much alcohol burn, that transitions into a warm tingle that lasts and lasts.
Altogether it's a shockingly solid rum with no gimmicks or delusions, apart from the fun (and actually really satisfying to hold and use) bottle. If someone were to ask me to introduce them to a real rum, I would point to this first and foremost. I think the only reason this doesn't reach higher than a 7 for me is that nothing it does really gets me curious or excited. It's still a finely executed rum, and is great to keep around to compare to drinks that try to play off rum's foundational profile.
After you get over the great design of the unique bottle you can then begin drinking another great rum from Barbados and more specially Foursquare. Like all of their rums it's natural with no added additives. At first taste it's comes off as very dry (and that's a good thing) but as it sits in your glass the flavors become more complex with traces of black pepper. It's very whiskey like and a perfect sipping rum. Plus, it's very affordable so there's really no reason not to buy it.
In the glass it has a lovely golden colour, slightly dark, with legs that cling to the glass. This made me think it might be sweet, but I was surprised at how dry this rum is.
Oaky and also nutty, with a harsher than expected burn. This burn quickly turns into a warming sensation that lingers for a while.
At £35, it’s up there with rums costing considerably more.
A rum definitely not to be mixed, enjoy it as it’s meant to be.
Bajan on the nose...not as sweet as Rum Sixty Six or Doorly’s XO perhaps slightly less fruity. Some notes of chocolate and coffee along with light vanilla and fruits such as banana and nectarines. Generally - its well-balanced.
The rum is quite dry, smooth and very sippable. It just happens to be dry and spicy rather than rich and fruity. That is not to say no fruit flavours are present. It still has banana and traces of peach/nectarines in the mouth along with hints of cocoa and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is a little like a whisky. This is a complex sipping rum which has a smooth long-lasting if slightly spicy finish. It leaves notes of oak, nuts and smokiness behind in the finish.
Overall just slightly bland -
For the $$ it’s outstanding value though.
I've seen this one on the shelf at Total Wine and when it went on sale I picked up a bottle. I had high expectations and was not disappointed. I'm no connoisseur, but I know what tastes good to me and this one does. Nice and smooth by my standards. I put it a notch below my all time price/quality favorite, Bacardi 8. At first I thought the bottle was neat, but as I drank it down it became obvious that you can't see through the bottle and consequently have no idea how full it is until you pour. Doesn't have an effect on my rating. I'll be watching the sales.
S palirnou Foursguare nejde slapnout vedle, zvlast, kdyz mate radi rum a ne umele dochuceny cukerny bomby.
...the smell is a bit to alcoholic for my taste...the first sip hits your throat like a fist punch...don´t breath in after your first sip...your eyes will tear :) (i bought the 46% version...not the standard 43%)
After the third or worth sip it is tasty...
i personally like more sweeter rums, but still good stuff...for real pirates not pussies ***hehehe***
Second bottle tested from the RLS distillery (66 - 12 Y family reserve). Smell without artefact & a true "caramel" color. A piece of Caraibian island into your glass. The taste is a chart of riped fruits. Promise held. Strongly recommended !
Tried the RL Seale 10y right after the entire Doorly's line-up, and I have to say it's carved from the same material. Semi dark color, alcohol smell, a hint of nice aged rum qualities hidden beneath a harsh burn. Unique bottle design gets some points for sure.
RL Seale 10-Year review by the Rum Diaries Blog