Foursquare: 2007

Country: Barbados
Pot & Column Still Blend
Aging: 12 years, ex-bourbon casks
ABV: 59%
Bottled: March 2019
Outturn: 27,000

Another Foursquare review for you all. This is number 10 (X if you’re want to be all classical about it) in the Exceptional Cask Selection range. I’m all too aware that I’m late to the party. So much so that many of you will have had your first bottle, ordered a second (or third) and be deep into that with friends and family. All joking aside, this is so belated that the US has been able to try the 2008 for the last month – hopefully I’ll be a smidge more punctual when it reaches these shores.

Still, some (no one) might call me fashionably late (no they wouldn’t).

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Foursquare: Nobiliary

Country: Barbados
Pot & Column Still Blend
Aging: 14 years, ex-bourbon casks
ABV: 59%
Bottled: December 2019
Outturn: 6000 (Europe, US is TBC)

I’m definitely a Foursquare fan. I think the company really works to educate the consumer and I’ve not yet heard a poor review of any of their rums. I was lucky enough to be able to take part in a Twitter tasting where I was given a dram of this and I was impressed enough that I subsequently bought two bottles of it! I’m halfway through the first one now, so I *THINK* I can give a reasonable judged review. (No points for guessing it’ll be a good one).

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Foursquare: Sagacity

Latest review: Sagacity from Foursquare distillery in Barbados. Enjoy!

Country: Barbados

Pot & Column Still Blend

Aging: 12 years

ABV: 48%

Review number 2! I’m a little late to the party with this particular one, seeing as how I’m on my second bottle of it…hopefully that’s an indication as to the direction of this review.

Foursquare is a distillery that is very well known to anyone who has started venturing beyond the supermarket aisles in their quest for quality rum. Based in Barbados, this powerhouse of a distillery has been responsible for some of the best expressions of unadulterated rum in the past few years. The Master Distiller, Richard Seale, is the fourth generation scion of RL Seale & Co, originally one of the country’s biggest rum bottlers and exporters. The company purchased a run down sugar factory (with buildings dating back to the 1700’s!) in 1995, renovated it with custom built stills made up with parts from Scotland, Italy (a country which Seale’s long time counterpart from Velier, Luca Gargano, hails from) and Barbados, producing their first rum in 1996.

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