Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Foursquare is a Barbados distillery that has been turning heads lately. This is one of their first cask strength bottlings available in the US. It's a blend of pot and column still rums, aged in ex-bourbon casks and bottled at cask strength without additives.
Foursquare 2004, 11 years old, 59% abv ($60)
The nose opens with sweet brown sugar and then some grassy notes. The palate begins with the same brown sugar note, then some sharp acidic notes that provide a nice contrast, like the adicidy of pineapple (though not having that flavor). It's quite hot for the proof. The finish is earthy with molasses. Water brings out some earthy notes on the palate which add to the complexity.
This is really fantastic stuff, and it's hard to think of a better deal for the price. This one is a must-buy for sure.
Thanks to FussyChicken for the sample.