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Equiano Original 8-Year rum

Equiano Original 8-Year

Mauritius | Aged | 43% ABV

Equiano consists of rums from Gray's distillery in Mauritius (10-Year rum aged in ex-Cognac French oak casks) and Foursquare Distillery in Barbados (8-Year rum aged in ex-Bourbon American white oak casks), which are blended at Foursquare Distillery.

Equiano is exclusively blended and bottled at Foursquare in Barbados.

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88 Equiano Original 8-Year Ratings

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Corneliusl 🇳🇴 | 89 ratings
Posted almost 2 years ago

Nice taste, not too much alcohol aftertaste. Beautiful amber colour. Really liked it.

pgrace 🇺🇸 | 41 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

This is an interesting rum. From Africa and blended with carribean rum. apparently aged in Africa in cognac barrels and bourbon barrels in the Caribbean.

Reminds me of Legent bourbon.

Drinks kind of warm and a little spicy at 43% alcohol.
There's a thick deep molasses undercurrent with some burnt caramel, clove and raisin.

Beautiful heavy bottle. A nice one to have for a collection. Many talking points

Mr. Rumantic 🇩🇪 | 296 ratings
Posted almost 4 years ago

The Equiano Rum is a blend from Mauritius (10y) and Barbados (8y). The wedding took place in the Foursquare Distillery. No additives have been added. The number of bottles is limited.

The rum shows a mild sweet and a slightly fruity note in the nose. On the palate you can taste the natural barrel sweetness and aromas of vanilla and caramel. Dry and natural, he has classic unadulterated rum flavors. A little sharpness in the finish with a light wood note harmonize with a little sweetness, which then quickly goes into the background again.

For less than 50Euro you get a limited authentic rum, which brings its own character and stands out from the crowd. The rum also does everything right in design. The Bernstein-coloured rum is kept dignified and is a true eye-catcher.

THe Equiano is perfect for all fans of dry rums who don't want artificial sweetness. I can also imagine the rum is good for beginners. Clear purchase recommendation. Try it... it is limited!

Der Equiano Rum ist ein Blend aus Mauritius (10y) und Barbados (8y). Die Hochzeit hat in der Foursquare Distillerie statt gefunden. Es wurden keine Zusatzstoffe hinzugefügt. Die Flaschen Anzahl ist limitiert.

Der Rum zeigt in der Nase eine milde süße und eine leicht fruchtige Note. Am Gaumen schmeckt man die natürliche Fass Süße und Aromen von Vanille und Karamell. Trocken und natürlich verwöhnt er bein Trinken mit klassischen unverfälschten Rum Aromen. Etwas Schärfe im Abgang mit einer leichten Holznote harmonieren mit etwas Süße die sich dann aber auch wieder schnell in den Hintergrund begibt.

Für unter 50Euro bekommt man einen limitierten authentischen Rum, welcher einen eigenen Charakter mit bringt und sich von der Masse abhebt. Auch im Design macht der Rum alles richtig. Der Berstein farbende Rum wird würdevoll aufbewahrt und ist ein wahrer hingucker.

Ich kann den Equiano für alle Fans von trockenen Rums, die keine künstliche Süße möchten, empfehlen. Ich kann mir den Rum auch gut für Einsteiger vorstellen. Klare Kaufempfehlung. limitiert!

Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) 🇸🇪 | 510 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Bought 2*3 cl of this rum, a blend from Mauritius (Gray’s) and Barbados (Foursquare).
It’s good, but I expected more cause it’s Richard Seale and Ian Burrell that’s behind it.
In nose I recognize dark chocolate and notes of fruits, coffee and coconut.
On the palate I recognize same as in nose, but the fruitiness is more dominant. I also recognize notes of different spices and tobacco.
The medium long finish goes on in the same way.
Overall I think it’s a quite great rum, but a little too weak. It’s unsweetened, but there are some sweetness so I think it maybe could be something for people who likes sweet rum that want to develop their rum drinking into less sweetened rum.
Picture: My emptied samples poured in a glass.

Jagsroy (PREMIUM) 🇨🇦 | 288 ratings
Posted 3 years ago

After 180+ reviews I am still amazed when I try a new rum that tastes nothing like I have tried before. This rum is dry (which is my favourite type of rum), somewhat spicy at 43% ABV and very tasty for an 8 year rum (not that I expected anything different with Richard Seale partnership in this offering). The nose is so appealing, the dryness, fruitness and toffee flavors are so well balanced the oak. A sip leaves your tastes buds wanting more and a nice warmth follows nicely after each sip. This rum is definitely a must to anyone that prefer dry rums. A definite 9 rating for me. Well done 👍

Docsarvis (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 502 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

This is nice rum. Great color and nose. Tremendous smoke flavor. Raisins, vanilla charred oak, Not sweet. Complex and balanced. Long Smokey finish. Chewy and thick. Great sipper. Impressive.

Neman3 (PREMIUM) 🇨🇦 | 286 ratings
Posted 2 years ago

The African sugar cane part is dominant for my feeling. This is what's I'm missing a lot in "regular rum". It is bold, smooth and extraordinary. No touch of alcohol from it's 43°.
Fruity, a yota spicy and easy on palate. Average long aftertaste.

Thanks Foursquare!

Herman 🇺🇸 | 104 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Bought at Pike's Liquors on Long Island. For me it's just the right percentage at 43% - not too strong but still flavorful. Beautiful bottle, nice dark amber color, Nicely complex, a bit peppery with a very nice smooth finish. I love Equiano's future plans and how the brand will evolve. Nicely done.

Seko 🇨🇿 | 205 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

The rums is mix of Bajan and Mauritius rums. On the nose, there is a lot of Bajan features, sweet tones of citrus fruits, toffee, vanilla and muted oak. On the palate there is welcoming citrus fruits, oak, butter, demerrara, raisins. The aftertaste is reasonably long, pleasant combination of fruits and oak, going towards dry and bitter (but only so slightly). Overall, the rum entertains me a lot, it is smooth, easygoing, balanced, all the fruity notes scream Caribic (think Barbados and St. Lucia) at me, the nose is wonderful, the white oak and woody tones are present in all aspects (smell, taste and aftertaste), but they are not stealing the show. No sugar added. Nicely done. I am even considering score 9 here.

Andrewofcalgary 🇨🇦 | 275 ratings
Posted 7 months ago

Toffee, butter, oak, clove and spice but sweet with dissipating burn. Wonderful and I am quite surprised that I have never heard of this rum before. Found at a bar in the maritimes. What a beautiful end to the day. Superb. No idea of the price but its unique.

Lars 🇸🇪 | 8 ratings
Posted 7 months ago

This rum is exceptional as you really can taste the two different rums its based on, Barbados and Mauritius. A very well balanced rum with a nice and very "public" flavour profile. Perfect also for those who havent tried many rums and want to explore something outside of the big brands.

Brand Details

Type: Aged
Company: Equiano
Country: Mauritius
Name: Original 8-Year
ABV: 43%
Years Aged: 8
Raw Material: Blended
Process: Pure blend (1 distillery)
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: No

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