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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.
Banana and almond notes with hint of oak, followed by spicy finish of pepper and cinnamon.
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.
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.
All around quality rum. Drink it on the rocks before you try to mix it.
Nothing special in this rum. Nothingcomplex to explore, you just drink it, feel some warming and thats it, too simple for me
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
This rum is good for the money. It's a little on the dry side for my liking, but has lots of flavors.
Pepper, vanilla, oak, butterscotch, and a little smokiness. A little hot at 43% (I only like 40%+ abv with the best of rums).
A little dry for my liking, but still good.
This rum is quite good. On the nose gives warm sweet molasses and light fruity vanilla. Arrives richly sweet and spicy developing vanilla sweet mild pepper and rich mouth. Finish is fairly long, bittersweet and oaky. Aftertaste does show bitterness and is quite drying. A gentle note for the purists among us, it does contain a hint (5g) of sugar per litre and is coloured with E150 - see the German site drinkology.de for confirmation. In fairness I've yet to find a rum or a brandy that didn't have some colour added. A fair effort overall and fairly priced too.
Very tasty rum, nice nose and finish. Love the bottle and it is reasonably priced for a 10 year rum. Excellent value.
I purchased a bottle of this rum after reading the ratings and I was not disappointed. This rum as a very nice taste over ice. I don't get the strange bottle, but the contents are very good.
If you'r a die hard lover of the sweet(ened) Spanish style this might not tick your box, but this is a very fine example of the pure Barbadian rum. The nose is pleasing with light notes of tropical fruit, emphasized on banana. The palette is not as sweet as the nose, but nonetheless refined, especially considering the price. It's lightly oaky with rounded notes of leather, spices and butterscotch fading into a fairly long and oily finish. Once again thumbs up to mr. seale.
A nice sugary nose, with some hints of tropical fruit.
Initial taste is a little surprising as it isn't as sweet as it smells.
Really good depth to the flavour with some oak on the finish.
Nice harshness in an alcohol burn but comes through a little 'thin' and taste fades quite quickly.
Tasted this back to back with the Real McCoy 12 yr old (also from foursquare) which tastes older and more developed but not as good.
Even if this wasn't good rum you should get it for the bottle which is like a melted candle but with a very ergonomic shape. Looks very cool and feels amazing in the hand.
A really decent rum that you can drink any way all evening... Has depths of dark flavour and excellent value for money
Aged "only" 10y. this rum shows complexity, sweetness and is perfectly balanced. Aromas seems to be quite typical from Barbados or at least it compares to the others Barbaos rums I tasted so far. Only the reduction at 43% is a bit disappointing (but remember it is a low-medium priced rum). Thanks to M. Seale this rum is not wasted with sugar and is very affordable : I really enjoy it and will recommand it with no hesitation for any beginers who wants to know what is a true rum.
Avec "seulement" 10 ans ce rhum possède déjà une bonne complexité. Je le trouve très équilibré et assez doux (malgré l'absence de sucre : Merci à vous Monsieur Seale !). J'ai retrouvé pas mal d'arômes similaires aux autres rhums de la Barbade que j'ai testé donc je suppose qu'il est assez typique de cette région. En tout cas j'aime beaucoup et tout ça à un prix très raisonnable. Mon seul regret serait la réduction à 43° qui est un peu tristoune mais à ce prix c'est normal. Un vrai rhum à découvrir quand on débute !
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.
Im about to see the New Year in with my new friend R.L.Seale. A true , honest well crafted Bajan rum. No added extras etc but not quite a sipper for me. Maybe we all get used to sweeter rums and think there normal ? Me too ! Quite a dry rum with a bit of a bite , no noticeable outstanding flavours but excellent as a quality mixer , worth 7.5 , excellent bottle.
Herkomst : Barbados
Producent : Foursquare Distillery
Kleur : Amber
Abv : 43%vol.
Fles : 70cl, vorm van een leren drinkzak, met kurk.
Prijs : ca. €30.
Op dit moment is dit mijn favoriete rum met een uitstekende prijs/kwaliteit verhouding en uitstraling.
Op zeker geen suiker, kleurstoffen en/of ander spul toegevoegd want dat is het motto van de distilleerderij.
Ik proef karamel, eikenhout, anijs, zoethout, rozijn, specerijen en een kleine alcohol burn, mag ook wel voor een drank die begon als "Kill Devil"
Lange nasmaak met een droge finish.
Great bottle, nice and smooth on the way down with just a little lick of fire on the throat.
...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?
This rum comes in a nice fancy bottle, although I prefer to see the colour of the rum I'm buying. The rum actually has a nice golden colour, and a hint of caramel and smoke in it's smell. The minor caramel and smoke can be tasted as well, although it doesn't last long as the harsh burn kicks in. The way it warms you up, it's kinda more like a scotch than a rum (to me).
Not a high end sipper, but still enjoyable.
Can taste vanilla, caramel and some oak.
A bit too harsh and too much alcohol burn/taste to get a higher rating.
I put this on a similar rating as Bacardi 8 and Doorly's XO for example.
I will revisit this rum when I don't have a cold, but from what I can tell this will go on my top shelf with my favorites.
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.
Sugar: 4 gpl. Nice butterscotch taste and a bit of sharpness in the nose at first. Traces of vanilla, honey, nuts, and oak tasted in the follow up. It has a sweet taste at first but that fades away and is replaced with some heat, probably due to the slightly higher 43% alcohol. Cool bottle and the price in Total Wines was $20 making this a great deal. When sipping it needs ice. Otherwise this is a very high end mixing rum. Well worth having in your collection.
RL Seale 10-Year review by the Rum Diaries Blog