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This bottle was exceptional to say the least. An easy straight sipper that's for certain. It is amazing and worth every penny unlike many other bottles in the same price point. It is so many levels better than rums that claim to be much older. Drank the bottle straight up over the course of a week an must say this is a world class bottling.
I have to say I really like FS rums... Doorlys 14 and Premise are my big favorites. And this one is really special... on the nose you can how strong this rum is. Smell is full of bourbon and sherry. But you can recognize another flavours like citruses and vanilla. Taste is another chapter... first sip just prepare your tongue. You can feel mainly strong oak and fruit. Second sip reveal another flavours like chocolate, sherry, tropical fruit and vanilla. This rum is really masterpiece.. but nothing for beginers.
I give Empery a 9, because I leave space for that magic elixir that I have yet to taste. But in all fairness I can't imagine what a 10 is going to taste like that will put it that far ahead of this? This is exquisite. I won't bore you with my tasting notes because others have given plenty of insight, but I will just say that the empty glass, the next morning, carries a lingering evidence of woody Nirvana that boggles the mind. Like when your favorite cologne invites complete strangers to inquire of the brand, this suggests a night with a new love. Staggering.
Spending this rainy Memorial Day afternoon leaving some rum ratings I longed for something new and highly rated. After a trip to the local Iiquor store I found this fabulous rum. Passing up Facundo Exquisito and Ron Abuelo Centurion that I had already had several times I choice this excellent rum. Tried it neat, then with an ice ball I recommend it neat. This is a nice dark brown cask strength rum 56% not for boys for mature rum lovers.
Right out of the barrel nothing like Pilar or Zacapa 23 that I do not like, like Havana Club Maestros on crack. This is the real deal. Solid 9 looking for a 10
56%. A 14 yr old rum blended in both sherry and bourbon casks and they have the blend spot on in my opinion. So much fruit when you open the bottle , naturally sweet , no additives as always.
Sips beautifully.. very rich and chewy but just the right amount of bourbon to stop the sherry taking over.. Keep making them Richard and i'll keep buying them. Hereditas next.. brought over from the U.K.
Exceptional Cask Selection Mark IX, released in 2019. Aged 14 years (mix of blended rum aged 14 years in bourbon casks, and pot still rum aged 10 years in bourbon followed by 4 in sherry casks). 100% tropical aging, 56% ABV.
I'm kinda surprised no one has reviewed this one yet. I didn't have a big sample, but have tried to stretch it out over a few days :) Nose has caramel, vanilla, oak, raisins. The palate is big, with quite a bit of oak spice, and finishes with those nice fruity sherry notes. Hint of cherry. But it's all very dry, with a tinge of bitterness.
What can I say? It's not my favorite ECS, but it's still exceptional rum. Would be interesting to compare with similar releases Hereditas and Patrimonio. I look forward to more releases with wine barrel aging, ideally a little younger so as to be wallet-friendly :)
It's getting to the point where every rum Foursquare release is a solid 9 or 10, and this is no exception.
Not a long way off Destino - arguably one of the finest rums in the world - but benefits from being a) affordable and b) available.
Smooth, sweet and really complex. A splash of water opens it up even further, but the extra heat at full strength is welcome.
If you're feeling extravagant, it makes an INCREDIBLE daiquiri too!
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