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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.
Another sound quality rum from Foursquare
though I must admit the 2008 was simply better
If you want a more intense experience the the ECS are worth the money at around max. 70EUR
Germany prices imho.
Otherwise it is again just the collectors and flippers cornering the market and forcing up the price for secondary market sales.
I was hoping rum would stay away from the malt madness bit alas no.
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.
So this is my first experience with an actual Foursquare Rum although I have had several of R.L. Seale's rums. This is, however, absolutely on another level entirely. This is a high ABV rum so it is going to be strong but the complex notes and experience from this rum are almost mind-blowing. Imagine sitting in an Oak great hall next to a crackling fire while someone is making Vanilla-Orange chocolates in the kitchen down the hall and the aromas are lightly wafting through your nostrils. Now imagine that entire experience is happening inside your mouth and up to your nostrils.
The nose is a lovely combination of Orange, Vanilla, and Chocolate. Once you take a sip a coating of chocolatey vanilla orange coats the front of your palate while notes of Oak, Bourbon, and just a touch of Cinnamon swirl in the back of your mouth along with a perfect fireside warmth. All of these notes linger in a magnificent subtlety which tickles your tonsils long after you set your glass down. It has wonderfully intricate bourbon tones, but you can't find a bourbon that could hold a candle to this in a millennia.
This is pure awesomeness in a bottle. It is worth every single penny of the $80 I paid for it, and that is saying something.
Bravo! Mr. Seale, Bravo!
This. Is. Rum.
*Post edit 01/2021* After trying almost 70 rums this is the best rum I have ever had. This is perfection to me. I literally cannot imagine how this rum could be any better.
Oodles of tropical fruit and vanilla notes. Worth every penny of its high price point, and definitely makes me interested in other foursquare bottles. Unadultered rum wins.
This beats anything I've had from Foursquare to include all ECS batches, and IB I've tried, and others. It's a stunner.
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!
8.50/10, my personal favorite offering that I have tried from FS 12 year options. Would definitely purchase a bottle.
Good stuff, caramel, mocha, straw, honey, cedar - just what you expect and want from a great Bajan rum from Foursquare.
Wow, je ne m'attendais pas à cela, très doux malgré son 59% alcool. Beau rhum de dégustation. Merci Québec rhum!
Another year, another Foursquare. I am a fan of the yearly offerings from the distillery from Barbardos and it so turns out, that the 2007-vintage is no exception.
Nose: Vanilla, Coconut, Oak, Almonds & Raisins
Taste: Oak, Vanilla, Ginger, Caramel & Leather with a nice mouthfeel that lingers long after the rum is gone
Overall: Another hit from the always reliable Foursquare. You could say, that the distillery is a bit to one-dimensional with these annual offerings, but the 2007 seems to be more complex and might be to complicated for newer rum-drinkers, but if you are used to drinking straight from the cask, then this is a perfect rum for you.
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