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Now this is some good stuff
Honestly this is an outstanding representation. Well balanced.
Nose: Bananas, Honey.
Taste: Banana pudding, sweet.
The finish is prolonged and has like some dark chocolate aftertaste.
Picked up on a recommendation and I really enjoy it, straight or on the rocks. Oaky vanilla flavor, it’s what I share with my bourbon drinking friends
Great vanilla carmel, but really, a special one-and-done sipper. Not that it’s too hot to handle, but too hot for sustained enjoyment. It will have a little bit longer shelf life than the Zinfandel cask, but keep a place its place on the shelf. It would be an awesome floater on that piña colada!
Price: ~65 euro per bottle at the moment in Europe
This single blended rum marked by “X” on label. That’s right, number ten this time - Exception Cask Selection from Foursquare distillery, Barbados. In September 2015 Foursquare launched 2004 (III), October 2017 - 2005 (VI), and the last one at the moment from “number-ex-bourbon vintages” 2007 (X) comes out in March 2019. I highlighted these three Rum’s because they have a lot common , but they are still different. Just a few examples:
2004 11 years old. 59% ABV
2005 12 years old. 59% ABV
2007 12 years old. 59% ABV
They all are Blended product from Pot and Column distillation. But the ratio between Pot and Column is quite different from year to year. So you may try them all. You will not be disappointed.
But let’s go back to 2007...
12 years old, aged in ex-bourbon casks. And this casks comes from USA, Tennessee, where previously was aged famous bourbon Jack Daniels.
This rum is very well balanced, you can easily use it with small sips. It’s sweet enough, and fruitiness comes out if you give a time to Mr. 2007. But mostly it’s dry taste Rum. Deep, Oak and Leather “dance”. Taste in your mouth will rising fast, until you cross ‘aftertaste’ line. It’s really amazing, but for me - I like 2004 just a little bit more then this 2007 version. But anyway turn on classy music, add good cigar, and all troubles will left you for today very fast.
Stay cool, drink responsibly and enjoy life. Cheers!
A bit hot, but after you let it sit for a bit, the oak, vanilla, caramel, and tobacco come together into something wonderful. Salty and briney in a wonderful way. Butter notes, but not overly thick, particularly as compared to the 2008.
Dominated by the bourbon barrel which is both advantage and disatvantage of this rum. It needs a lot of time and some of understanding 'the stuff' to appreciate this particular Foursquare. Moreover, it is more dry than you can imagine. Opens very well with an addition of water.
For me, the worst Foursquare I have drank lately, but still worth of trying. Discovering its ups and downs is really good adventure.
Holds up great compared to any other cask strength spirit aged ~12 years. Must-buy if you like high ABV.
I’ve been exposed to Barbados rum early on. Between this and Appleton Estate products, I have been spoiled. Sugared rums are still enjoyable, but when you consider all the amazing flavors of unsweetened rums, it’s astounding how proper aging can pull flavors.
It’s much more subtle than sugared rums, but at 59%, it’s anything but subtle. Similar to RL Seales 10 year but with more punch.
Hints of sugar cane, molasses and a sweet lingering finish make this one of my new favorite rums.
Foursquare manage full flavor, spicy, sweet and smooth all at the same time, without the cloying effects of lots of sugar. A rum you can drink all day, provided you’re a man!
Was fortunate to find 3 different bottles of Foursquare in FL, expensive, but have always admired the brand. This bottle like the 2005 is high proof & you realize it when it hits the nose. Nice scent of light fruit, honey & caramel. Slight burn across the tongue, but terrific taste. Notes of more caramel & toffee across the palette, finishes strong with honey. My initial thought is that I prefer this bottle vs the 2005.
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