Foursquare 2005 Cask Strength Rum
70cl / 59%
12 Year Old
- Dark Chocolate
- Dried Fruit
Foursquare 2005 Cask Strength Rum Reviews
Tasting notes by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Crunchy caramel at first, with a touch of toffee sauce. Then fruity flavours emerge: green and roasted bananas, with hints of sharp red berries hiding behind. Rich lardy cake notes build – dark sugar, raisins and layers of buttery, enriched dough. Right at the back sit notes of barrel char and polished oak.
Palate: Butterscotch and toffee begin, with intensely fruity brown sugar notes and estery bananas following – ripe, overripe, roasted and foam banana sweets. Darker notes of liquorice and fruity dark chocolate lie underneath, with mint and thick, grainy caramelised sugar.
Finish: Toffee-filled chocolate and clove fade to leave butterscotch and bananas.
Comment: Rich and sweet, but never cloying. Complex and well-balanced with no spikiness, and surprisingly easy-drinking despite its high-strength.
Tasting notes from the producer
Nose: Intense, with a classic Bajan profile of vanilla and dried fruits with a touch more smoke and spice due to the high ABV.
Palate: Rich, deep notes of oak and spice at first, followed by some vanilla and dark chocolate and touches of baked banana. Warming. With water a little less oaky spice and more dried fruits. Entices you back to the glass for another sip.
2 Customer Reviews
Tried this at the London Whisky Show yesterday. Awesome rum, sophisticated, robust and powerful. A real treat
The Pappy of Rum strikes again! delicious stuff, and smooth at 59% with no extra water