Foursquare 2005 Cask Strength Rum
12 Year Old

70cl / 59%
Foursquare 2005 Cask Strength Rum / 12 Year Old
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For this single-vintage Foursquare, pot- and column-still rums were blended and then aged in ex-bourbon casks for 12 years, creating a rich spirit with intense notes of oak, spice and dried fruits.

Awards

  • International Spirits Challenge 2018: Supreme Champion
Series
Exceptional Cask Selection
Age
12 Year Old
Vintage
2005
Country
Barbados
Cask Type
Bourbon
Type
Molasses
Colouring
Yes
No Added Sugar or Flavourings
Yes

Character

  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Banana Banana
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
  • Oak Oak
  • Dried Fruit Dried Fruit

Foursquare 2005 Cask Strength Rum Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • 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.

6 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    2 June

    Excellent rum. Straight from the bottle the alcohol is overpowering, but with a dash of water it opens up, and is a match for any cognac. Complex vanilla, fruit, and floral flavours. Expensive, but worth it.

  • 5
    19 May

    Phenomenal – the first sip is a flavour explosion. Every subsequent drink is interesting and different. The taste profile above is spot on. Tried this for the first time at a tasting in Melbourne and ordered a bottle on the spot. No regrets.

  • 5
    15 January

    Bought as a present for a Rum lover and he was over the moon with it.

  • 5
    12 November 2018

    This is stellar stuff. The best rum I've ever had. Foursquare is leading the world of rum right now. An excellent reason to avoid adulterated Venezuelan and Guatemalan ****!

  • 5
    30 September 2018

    Tried this at the London Whisky Show yesterday. Awesome rum, sophisticated, robust and powerful. A real treat

  • 5
    15 June 2018

    The Pappy of Rum strikes again! delicious stuff, and smooth at 59% with no extra water