1 x Foursquare Premise 10 Year Old Rum
The eighth bottling from the Exceptional Cask series and the third bottling released in 2018 alongside Dominus and 2005, Foursquare Premise is a blend of pot and column distilled rums which was matured for ten years in total: three years in ex-bourbon casks before being transferred to ex-sherry casks where it was matured for a further seven years. It was bottled in January 2018 at 46% ABV.
Nose: Confectionery vanilla, toasted oak and a hint of red berries initially, before a light trickle of spices and syrupy peaches emerge.
Palate: The cask influence is more prominent on the palate, with lots of baking spice, and fortified wine notes. A hint of sharp lemon develops among more rounded notes of stone fruits and marmalade.
Finish: Lengthy and pleasant.
1 x Foursquare Dominus 10 Year Old Rum
An astonishingly good 10-year-old blend of pot- and column-still rums, aged for three years in ex-bourbon barrels and seven years in ex-Cognac casks. Fragrant and decidedly moreish.
Nose: Dark fruit compote, crème caramel and mocha notes are matched by white grape, vanilla bean, candied apricot and passion fruit.
Palate: Through dark, jammy notes of plums, raisins and treacle there's plenty of sweet, fragrant spice and marmalade.
Finish: Rum and Raisin ice cream lingers with a little spicy bourbon note.
2x Ravenscroft Snifters