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Foursquare Principia

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    9 Years

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  • Intro:

    This is a single blended rum from Foursquare in Barbados. It is a blend of pot and column distilled distillates and was bottled with no additives. It is aged for 3 years in ex-bourbon and then another 6 years in ex-sherry. It is bottled at cask strength and was matured exclusively in the tropics.

  • Nose:

    Rich molasses, brown sugar, honey and tobacco. Super sweet, loaded with savory sweetness. Lightly floral, some nice mild rotting fruit. Overripe bananas, almost like a savory bananas foster.

  • Taste:

    Thin to medium mouth feel. Some heat. Sweet cream, molasses, brown sugar, banana and guava. Overall, very much a savory sweet with lots of molasses, brown sugar and some faint fruity undertones. Very on profile for Foursquare.

  • Finish:

    Long, but hot. Not super complex, just heat, brown sugar and some overripe fruits. A bit of oak here, faint pepper. While its hot, its not punishing considering the proof.

  • Overall:

    I liked this a bit but the finish was sort of a let down. If I had to compare this to a product in their current lineup, I would say that this is very clearly a similar profile to Foursquare 2004. The finish was a hair rougher, though, so I think I will give this one rank under 2004, which I would probably take over this if I could only choose one. By no means a bad dram, though - its a great look at a rich, complex, on profile Foursquare offering. Strangely enough, the sherry is very muted, and doesnt show through much, if at all. I dont think this is a bad thing.

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  • By t8ke
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