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I bought this with a little trepidation due to my dislike of bourbon. I’ve been wanting to try one of the Foursquare ECS rums for a while due to the high rating from everyone. This seemed like a good choice due to aging in the ex-port casks. Wow! I cracked this open last night with some friends for a taste. Everyone absolutely loved it. The initial heat was followed by a nice, mild spiciness and then the flavor of the port rolled across the tongue. This may have been one of the best rum‘s I’ve ever had. I’m going to be in trouble since I plan on buying a few more bottles to keep in my stash.
After breaking the seal on this bad boy and pouring myself a small glass of Detente I immediately notice a much lighter color from this particular offering. Closer to the golden hue of St. Nicholas Abbey. Mild bourbon and oak smell that’s slightly sweet. Wow.... very mild ...
The 51% alcohol is very easy for me to drink. Very smooth. Oak, bourbon and the port cask subtitles are present in your mouth. I like this rum, but it isn’t as memorable as some other offerings. Not as complex as I like and a shorter mild finish. I like my rum to stick to my mouth for a while. Overall enjoyable, but IMO not there best offering.... still a solid experience
Pleasant amber colour and whatever fumes you encounter at the start quickly fade away to reveal a complex nose of raisins, baked apple and maybe a bit of white pepper. Lingers long on the palate to a delightful Christmas pudding finish. Wonderful.
I've had a few of Foursquare's ECS releases (Sagacity, Empery) but this release of the Detente has to be my favorite. For a 51% ABV spirit, it sure doesn't drink like one. Delicious right out of the bottle, the flavor opens up even more with a chip of ice, and seems to get richer and more luxurious when it sits in the glass for a bit. Among the top of the heap when it comes to rums, and the current crown jewel in my collection, this is the bottle I reach for when I feel like something very special.
Very good rum. Nice taste and aroma. I really enjoy the depth of it. My score is 8,5.
In the nose I get wood, vanilla, raisins and grapes.
The taste is dominated by vanilla, cinnamon and the 10 years of aging in the barrel.
The aftertaste and finish are very long lasting characterized by spicy, oaky and warm notes.
This is a lower price offering for the ECS so it is definitely more accessible for the average rum drinker. You really can't beat the price for the quality of this rum.
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