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2008 Foursquare Exceptional Cask Selection 12 Year Old Full Proof Single Blended Rum (700ml)

BARBADOS
$189. 99 Bottle
$2279.88 Dozen
ABV: 60%
For those serious about rum, Foursquare needs no introduction. Within an industry dominated by corporations, marketing hype and additives, the distillery has become a byword for classic Caribbean styles. Seale continues to fight for transparency in production and labeling. His talent and drive led noted spirits authority, Fred Minnick to describe Foursquare as "the Pappy of rum." This is the thirteenth Exceptional Cask Release since the original 1998 edition. These releases are the personal passion of Richard Seale, Foursquare's current Master Blender and Distiller. Typically around eleven to twelve years old and bottled around the 60% ABV mark, the 2008 is an 'all-natural' (nothing added) blend of pot and Coffey distilled molasses rums, full-term matured in Barbados in 1st, 2nd and 3rd fill ex-Bourbon barrels. Extremely limited stocks.

Other reviews... Look for intense aromas of prunes, dried cherries, maple syrup and burnt sugar with more subtle notes of roasted banana. This rum is buttery on the palate, with an interesting complexity and rich fruit flavor of dark berries, vanilla, praline, cinnamon spice and black pepper. There's quite a long fade, with savory qualities coming through. Savor it a while and notice how the flavor evolves over time. 92 points - distiller.com

Foursquare Rum Distillery 2008 delivers everything it promises on the nose and then some more. Without samples to hand I wouldn’t like to rank and rate the series. This is no disappointment. It might even be the best example of this “expression” we have had so far. Another instant classic from Foursquare. - thefatrumpirate.com