CATEGORY: Single Blended Rum.
SERIE: Exceptional Cask Selection.
AGE: 12 Year Old
ABV: 60% Vol.
NOSE: A complex combination of ripe mango and roasted pineapple. Gently brazil-nutty, with hints of star anise, eucalyptus oil, and herbaceous black tea. Burnt sugar and caramel, leather, and hot tarmac.
PALATE: A warming combination or rich fudge, sweet caramel, and buttery toffee. Over ripe plum, gentle honeycomb, and rich plump Majhool dates.
FINISH: A seamless transition over the palate and into a long-lasting dry finish that moves from the rich dried fruits into soft peppery baking spices, ending with a little tingle of warmth, and the pleasing lip-smacking expectation of another sip.
2008 represents the latest release from Foursquare Distillery, Barbados. The thirteenth release (Mark XIII) in the Exceptional Cask Selection, which continues the award-winning Vintage series which launched with the ground-breaking, and critically acclaimed 2004; Continued with 2005, which was awarded Supreme Champion at the International Spirits Challenge in 2018. Which incidentally, the first time that a Rum has ever attained the highest award at the competition. The 2007 Vintage continued the award-winning run, and 2008 is fully set to meet the ever-increasing expectations of those who demand excellence.
2008 is a Single Blended Rum, in that it is a blend of Rums distilled in the copper double retort pot still and the continuous twin column still of Foursquare Distillery, aged in Barbados for 12 years in ex-bourbon cask American white oak.
Presented at 60% alcohol by volume, without chill-filtration, natural colour, and free from sweeteners and other flavourings. Foursquare 2008 offers a captivating drinking experience, complex and evolving, and balanced in its delivery. Its approachability belying its presentation strength. A truly excellent Rum that you would Want to return to time and again.