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.
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.
Alcohol on the nose, typical R. L. Seale. Its special in its own way, its harsh but you want to sip it. You want to search for the quality, the oak, slight, but there. Then you mix it an understand why its harsh and why its faint, why the bottle is so dark you have no clue what color it is until you pour it out. Its a gem in a cocktail. it reminds you its there and you appreciate it.
Oh qu'il avait une bonne tête de winner, de favori personnel, d'outsider au fond du coffre à liqueur mais pourtant nan j'ai pas trop aimé. Un nez complexe mais dont l'odeur prédominante est .. la biseptine. C'est surement hyper riche et fin mais je n'arrive pas à me sortir l'image de cette marque d'alcool à 90. En bouche c'est fin mais pas si surprenant. Pourtant grand amateur de Foursquare, je préfère la gamme des vieux Doorly's dans le même genre. Une Renault 19 Chamade, ça reste une R19 mais autant prendre la normale qui est plus profonde.
Had this straight and also on ice both was good but really like this one with a ice cube.
Nice bottle, great untouched rum. Good price. Must have.
I’m a big fan of Barbados rum. This is another fine example of a smooth and complex rum without any added sugar. It’s an excellent rum for an extremely affordable price. It’s hard to find a better bang for your buck. Well deserved to carry the name of the founding father’s name!
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.
Smager godt. alkoholen tager lidt for meget over i forhold til smagen.
Nice taste but let down by an alcohol burn aftertaste
Bought this and a bottle of Doorly's XO at the local Total Wine. I purchased it after wanting to try other rums after loving Mount Gay XO, which I purchased after I loving Smith & Cross Navy Strength Jamaican rum. Every one of those rums was different, but all have the distinction of not using added sugar. I expected them to be so similar that I could just buy whatever was on sale and be happy, but they're so different as to make me pause and contemplate which I want to have when I reach for the bottle. At first the dry character was a bit of a turn off, but grew on me more and more. This is truly great stuff. May not be as enjoyable I suppose as a sugar bomb, but not having ever tried one of those, I could not say. To top it off, the price is incredible and ensures I'll be buying it for as long as I can.
The bottle actually tells the story. This is a well thought out and perfectly executed rum. On the nose it's very sweet and you think you're going to be drowned by a Plantation style syrup bomb but then you taste it and you start speaking Richard Seale's name quietly under your breath. You build a small shrine to him and buy exclusively four square products from then on. Two more things. If you like them sweet or you are new to rum, try some other things first. Secondly, if you are coming from the Whisky World this will let you in to how rum is so different from whisky but just as good.
With a golden color, this rum is a blend of rum of at least 10 years with an aging in American casks and a last refining in brandy. the nose is quite typical of the rum from Barbados with a very pasty nose with almonds, honey, vanilla and a light woody. On the palate, the same notes are set with the citrus fruits that dominate and the tobacco that comes later. It is a beautiful rum but I am not convinced.
I don't know if there is a better deal in the wide world of rum...or in liquor. Pure, unadulterated goodness, in a unique bottle.
This is deceivingly light in color, and easy to drink from the first moment, but the layers sneak up on you. Smooth butter and nuttiness, followed by a minor warming. Easy neat, or over ice, or as a mixer. At this price, should be a standard in every cabinet.
Aaah...Barbados ich träum von dir... Bajan-Style.....
Schönes Bernstein mit Kupferreflexen im Glas. Gelungenes Flaschendesign !
In der Nase, in Zitronensaft eingelegtes, frisch gefallenes Laub das auf einem Karamell in einer alten Zigarrenkiste liegt.
Im Gaumen wird die Zunge mit der dezenten Süsse von dunkler Schokolade umgarnt.
Vanillepudding mit Karamellsauce auf gerösteten Eichenbretter mit Gewürz- und Kräuternoten.
Wundervoll ausbalanciert, Rum pur, ohne Zucker und Additive !
Im Abgang geht das Erlebnis weiter, Nüsse in Karamell mit einer Prise Pfeffer, sehr langanhaltend.
Ein ehrlicher Rum für einen guten Preis. Für alle die keine Lust auf Zuckerbomben haben.
Aaah ... Barbados I dream of you ... Bajan style .....
Beautiful amber with copper reflexes in the glass. Successful bottle design!
In the nose, freshly fallen foliage placed in lemon juice, which is lying on a caramel in an old cigar box.
In the palate, the tongue is covered with the subtle sweetness of dark chocolate.
Vanilla pudding with caramel sauce on roasted oak boards with spices and herbs.
Wonderful balanced, pure rum, without sugar and additives!
In the finish, the experience continues, nuts in caramel with a pinch of pepper, very long lasting.
An honest rum for a good price. For those who don't want to go for sugar bombs.
This is probably my favorite sipping rum I've had. Not too sweet and has a moderate alcohol burn (nothing too harsh, like a perfect spicy dish for me). This premium rum also comes at an excellent price ($21 GA) and goes excellent into a Cuba Libre. The only downside was it's exclusive availability at Total Wine and More, at least where I live. If you are not a fan of sweet liquor, this is your rum. Cheers to RL Seale!
En nariz plátano, vainilla, almendra y roble. ligeramente seco,picante no es un ron dulce, bien envejecido y mezclado. ni hablar de la botella realmente unica.
I don't have the need to be a reviewer of rums, I really just enjoy them and use this app to keep track.
That said, I really enjoy this one. A certain earthiness is present at first, then your tongue is bathed in sweet Barbados rum goodness. I can't use fancy terms here. It's just good.
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...
Bien plus intéressant que le doorlys par exemple, superbe bouteille. Exactement ce que l'on attend d'un Barbados !
It is not the smoothest. It is not as sweet as most rums, but i wouldn't call it dry either. No overwhelming flavors, maybe some banana. Its not as good as some of the premium rums but it is hard to beat at its price point. If you are looking for a less sweet rum or a bottle for mixing this would be a great one to pick up.
Nice flavors of caramel and oak. It has a little alcohol burn but not harsh. A good change of pace from the spiced rums that I usually drink.
Un excellent rapport qualité-prix tout comme ses frères de distillation les Doorly's.
Μάλλον περίμενα να ενθουσιαστώ και γι αυτό το 7αρι (προς 7,5) ..... Δεν είναι κακό ρούμι .... αντιθέτως έντονο άρωμα και γεύση από βαρέλι , έντονο αλκοόλ (πρέπει να το αφήσεις λίγο , διότι μετά στρώνει) ... Να διευκρινιστεί ότι πρόκειται για not sweet rum , οπότε οι λάτρεις των diplomatiko RE & el dorado ίσως να απογοητευτούν ... Θα το ξανάπινα άνετα αλλά δε μπορώ να το συμπεριλάβω στα αγαπημένα μου (απο 8 και πάνω ) .....
RL Seale 10-Year review by the Rum Diaries Blog