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.
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.
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.
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.
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.