Black Tot “Last Consignment” British Royal Navy Rum -54.3%

Black Tot “Last Consignment” British Royal Navy Rum – 54.3% Background: July 31st, 1970 is known as Black Tot Day, marking the abolishment of the British Royal Navy’s several hundred year tradition of a daily rum ration. While the sailors daily allowance had been radically reduced over time before it was finally outlawed, it’s worth notingContinue reading “Black Tot “Last Consignment” British Royal Navy Rum -54.3%”

Foursquare 2021 High Ester White Rum – 62%

Foursquare 2021 High Ester White Rum – 62% Stats: This rum is a blend of unaged, pure pot distillates made from 100% local cane by Foursquare in Barbados. One of the distillates is the product of a several week long natural fermentation of fresh cane juice, while the other is a 72 hour ferment ofContinue reading “Foursquare 2021 High Ester White Rum – 62%”

Foursquare Master Series, Edition No. 1 – Total Wine Concierge – 62%

Foursquare Master Series, Edition No. 1 – Total Wine Concierge – 62% Stats: Limited Edition release sold exclusively through Total Wine stores of a pot and column blend of 12 year old rums aged in ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks. Bottled at 62% ABV with no additives. Conditions: Drank neat in a Glencairn over the courseContinue reading “Foursquare Master Series, Edition No. 1 – Total Wine Concierge – 62%”

Bristol Classic 1986 “Rockley Still” Barbados Rum 26 Year Sherry Finish – 46%

Bristol Classic 1986 “Rockley Still” Barbados Rum 26 Year Sherry Finish – 46% Stats: From what I’ve gathered on the internets… This was a 2012 release from Bristol Classic Rum of a 1986 Rockley-style distillate that was made at the West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados. While the original Rockley pot still resided at WIRD duringContinue reading Bristol Classic 1986 “Rockley Still” Barbados Rum 26 Year Sherry Finish – 46%

Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum Barbados (Foursquare) 2006 – 58.5%

Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum Barbados (Foursquare) 2006 – 58.5% Stats: Independent bottling of a 14 year old blend of pot and column distillate from Foursquare. It was tropically aged in Barbados in ex-bourbon casks for 3 years before spending 11 more years in the UK. It is bottled at 58.5% ABV with no additives. Source: SampleContinue reading “Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum Barbados (Foursquare) 2006 – 58.5%”

Foursquare Sassafras – Single Blended Rum – 61%

Foursquare Sassafras – Single Blended Rum – 61% Stats: This is a single blended rum, meaning it came from one distillery (Foursquare) and is a blend of pot and column distillate. It was aged a total of 14 years (3 in ex-bourbon barrels followed by 11 in ex-cognac casks) and bottled at “Barrel Proof” (61%)Continue reading “Foursquare Sassafras – Single Blended Rum – 61%”

Foursquare Criterion Single Blended Rum – Exceptional Cask Selection Mark V – 56%

Foursquare Criterion Single Blended Rum – Exceptional Cask Selection Mark V – 56% Stats: This was the fifth release from the Foursquare Exceptional Cask Series. It was distilled, blended, and aged in Barbados for 10 years in both ex-bourbon and ex-madeira casks before being blended and bottled without sugar or flavor additives at 56% ABV.Continue reading “Foursquare Criterion Single Blended Rum – Exceptional Cask Selection Mark V – 56%”

Foursquare Zinfandel Cask Blend – Exceptional Cask Selection Mark IV

Stats: This was the fourth release from the Foursquare Exceptional Cask Series. It was distilled, blended, and aged in Barbados for 11 years in both ex-bourbon and ex-zinfandel casks before being blended and bottled without sugar or flavor additives at 43% ABV. It is a blend of pot and column distillate. 24,000 bottles were producedContinue reading “Foursquare Zinfandel Cask Blend – Exceptional Cask Selection Mark IV”

Foursquare 2004 Exceptional Cask Selection Mark III – 59%

Stats: This was the third release from the Foursquare Exceptional Cask Series. It was distilled, blended, and aged in Barbados for 11 years in ex-bourbon casks before being bottled without sugar or flavor additives at 59% ABV (Full Proof). It is a blend of pot and column distillate. 24,000 bottles were produced and split evenlyContinue reading “Foursquare 2004 Exceptional Cask Selection Mark III – 59%”

Foursquare Port Cask Finish – ECS Mark II

Foursquare Port Cask Finish – ECS Mark IIStats: This was the second release from the Foursquare Exceptional Cask Series, and the first one I ever purchased. It was distilled, blended, and aged in Barbados for three years in ex-bourbon casks followed by six more years in ex-port casks before being bottled at 40% ABV. 30,000Continue reading “Foursquare Port Cask Finish – ECS Mark II”