12 Year Old 2008 Cask Strength Rum
After Foursquare 2005 was crowned the Supreme Champion Spirit at the International Spirits Challenge 2018 and Foursquare 2007 continued that award-winning run, the world has been waiting for the next full-strength release in the “Exceptional Cask Series”. So, we’re excited to announce the arrival of Foursquare’s 2008 Cask Strength Rum.
It’s a Single Blended Rum from the copper double retort pot still and the continuous twin column still at Foursquare – the Barbados distillery that The Telegraph newspaper has quite rightly called “the world’s best rum distillery”. Filled into ex-Bourbon barrels, it was left to mature for 12 years in the tropical paradise of Barbados. Considering that maturation in this climate is two or three times faster than in Europe, this is exceptional value for money if you compare it to a Scotch of 20 years or more. There’s no sugar added, no colouring, no additives whatsoever and no gimmicky packaging, just an exceptional rum bottled at a very punchy 60%. Richard Seale is probably one of the greatest distillers in the world today. The single-vintage releases allow him more freedom as there’s no need to commit to large volumes or creating a reproducible style, instead he’s just able to focus on creating the highest quality rum from the barrels he filled in 2008. And what a rum it is…
To say there’s no added sugar, the flavour profile is astonishingly like a trip down the sweety aisle. There’s rich fudge, buttery toffee, Polish chocolate-covered prunes, Crunchie bars, chocolate-coated Brazil nuts, caramelised peanuts and burnt brown sugar. But then beneath that there’s more earthy leather, rooibos tea, Medjool dates, menthol, smoked peppercorns and woody spices. Truly an “exceptional cask” and an unforgettable experience from first drop to the last.
Foursquare 2008 was lovingly crafted in the birthplace of rum by the same family-run distillery that brought you R.L. Seale’s, Doorly’s, Rum Sixty Six, Velvet Falernum, not to mention countless collaborations with Velier’s Luca Gargano and their friends the Guardians of Rum. This latest creation by Master Distiller Richard Seale is another masterpiece in an enviable and highly collectable back catalogue.
£10.86 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3283496
Style No.: 827115
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