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2010 The Colours of Rum Foursquare 11 Year Old Edition No. 18 Cask Strength Barbados Rum (700ml)
Distilled using pot and column stills and matured for five years in Barbados followed by another five in ex-whisky casks on the continent. Big on vanilla aromatics developing with exotic fruity depths and ripe citrus peels, this is potent and powerful with a slightly hot, unripe attack. Early bittersweetness and more oak and molasses-driven than a high-ester style, it covers the tongue with papaya, tingling alcohol and complex dried herb, liquorice root and tobacco-like flavours. Long and spiced-up, not exactly casual drinking, but where it lacks balance it makes up with an engaging individuality. 61.1% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered. 259 bottles. Tasted from a 20ml sample.