Foursquare Criterion
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The fifth entry in the limited edition Exception Casks range, this Barbados rum is matured in a combination of ex-bourbon & Madeira casks. Specially selected by outspoken master distiller Richard Seale, it is uncoloured and has no additives – it's as pure a rum as you're going to find.

Gold Medal winner at the International Spirits Challenge 2017.
Age
10 Year Old
No of Bottles
2000
Country
Barbados

Foursquare Criterion Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy Abbott (The Whisky Exchange)

    Nose: Intense brown sugar and roasted tropical fruit to start – pineapples and bananas. Salted caramel and baking spices follow, with nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon joined by a hint of sweet butter. Underneath are sharper notes of candied lemon, and sweet and sour toffee apples.

    Palate: A burst of Crunchie bars is balanced by touches of barrel char. Caramel runs through the middle with singed sultanas and apples leading the way to medicinal touches that quickly fade under a Portuguese custard tart onslaught. Oaky tannins dry out the sides of the mouth while sweet fruit builds in the middle: more toffee apple and banana.

    Finish: Mouth-watering, with dark chocolate, treacle toffee and Crunchie bars sat alongside stewed apple and barrel-char bitterness.

    Comment: Intense, with sweetness balanced by hints of char. The cask influences really make themselves known, with the dual attack of toffee and custard tarts harking back to their previous occupants.

13 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    22 November 2017

    WOW, what a total pleasure this rum was to drink. It was outstanding, and our friends agreed who we shared it with.

  • 5
    26 October 2017

    Fantastic rum that shows what real rum really is like.

  • 5
    20 October 2017

    After halph an hour resting in the glass, this rhum is absolutly amazing. Very complexe and fully aromatic this is clearly one of my top five of the year...

  • 5
    20 September 2017

    Great rum

  • 5
    6 September 2017

    Encore une excellente sortie chez Foursquare, espirons qu'ils multiplient les BDF. L'incontournable de la rentre.

  • 5
    1 September 2017

    Delicous,I would highly recommend to all rum lovers.On my Top 10 list of my rum

  • 5
    10 August 2017

    there should be a class for Foursquare alone- because other rums, the ones that are caramel colored, have sugar added, often glycerin lots of chill-filtration employed- are just not in the same league. They are manipulated... end of story. Foursquare is not manipulated. It is rum that speaks to excellence, not to trends.

  • 5
    3 August 2017

    Really superb! Another great rum from the Foursquare masters.

  • 5
    18 July 2017

    A truly amazing rum. And in my case the best rum I have ever tasted in this price tag, it could easily have cost twice and I would still buy it...... Richard Seale is a pure wizard ....

  • 5
    6 July 2017

    A fantastic rum that hits the back of the palate with strong but developing flavours. I would highly recommend to all rum lovers.

  • 5
    5 July 2017

    Monster Rum. Delicous

  • 5
    30 June 2017

    Marvellous - I think the best of the exceptions series which are all first class. The development is extraordinary and the finish goes on and on

  • 5
    28 June 2017

    Truly an extraordinary spirit- the more volatile esters start playing flute notes from the moment you put it in the glass, and the mouth is a 30 second firework show, with surprises which keep coming. A genuinely great rum.