Foursquare Mark XVII “2009” Rum
A Single Blended Rum consisting of both Artisanal Pot and Traditional Twin Column Coffey distilled molases rums.
Matured for a minimum of 12 years in Ex-Bourbon Barrels.
All aging, blending and bottling occurring entirely on-site at Foursquare Rum Distillery in Barbados.
Initial Impressions: 2009 is bright and fruit forward, while still showing great depth and complexity from aging entirely under a tropical climate.
It showcases significant red fruits - both dried and fresh - brown butter, baking spices, and nuttiness indicative of long aging. The mouthfeel is complex and lingering - with nice oak tannins throughout.
Aroma: Cranberries, red cherries and black currants - evolving into mango, ceylon cinnamon, and allspice. Layers of cocoa, vanilla pods, toasted coconut and caramel candies with a hint of green chili pepper.
Palate: Bright, fresh with a subtle baking spice finish - cinnamon, clove and allspice. Notes of citrus zest, ripe and overripe fruits, nice lingering sweetness reminiscent of fresh caramel candies and finishes clean and dry with a hint of vanilla.
Bottled at 60% ABV - 120 Proof | 750ml