Review: Black Tot 50th Anniversary

Black Tot Day is known as the day the British Royal Navy ended a over 300 years old (intermittent) tradition as on the 31st of July 1970 it stopped issuing rum rations to the sailors. This year’s 31st of July marked the 50th anniversary of the Black Tot Day and to celebrate it the Black … More Review: Black Tot 50th Anniversary

Review: Foursquare Nosing & Tasting Set (Zeewijck)

Last year there was a question on the Foursquare Rum Appreciation Society on Facebook as to when to celebrate World Foursquare Day and how. Plenty of people came with suggestions for the date like 4th of February (because four-square) or the 30th of November as it’s the Barbados Independence Day. The date everyone agreed one … More Review: Foursquare Nosing & Tasting Set (Zeewijck)

The Barrel Sample: Foursquare Triptych – Velier

The second in the Foursquare Distillery (Barbados) – Velier (Italy) collaboration. Molasses based, pot and column still distilled, a blend of 3 different vintage rums aged in 3 types of casks: 2004 – ex-Bourbon – 12 year old 2005 – ex-Madeira – 11 year old 2007 – virgin oak – 6 year old Bottled at … More The Barrel Sample: Foursquare Triptych – Velier

The Barrel Sample: The Duchess – 18 Year Old Foursquare

This is probably the oldest (oak maturation wise) Foursquare (Barbados) I have ever tried. Comes from The Duchess, a Dutch independent bottler I’ve reviewed before on my website, and it’s part of the Hummingbirds series. Molasses based, a blend of pot and column still distillates from 2001, aged for 8 years in the tropics and … More The Barrel Sample: The Duchess – 18 Year Old Foursquare

Review: Foursquare Nobiliary vs Foursquare Plenipotenziario

I kept postponing this as I decided I need a clear head and a good night’s sleep before I dive into these two, which never happens, so I might as well get on with it. The two new rums from Richard Seale’s Foursquare Distillery in Barbados showed on the UK market “just now”, a month … More Review: Foursquare Nobiliary vs Foursquare Plenipotenziario

The Barrel Sample: Foursquare 2006 – Velier

The very first collaboration between Foursquare Distillery and Velier, Richard Seale and Luca Gargano. Molasses based, pot and column still blend, aged for 3 years in ex-Bourbon casks and further matured for 6 more years in ex-Cognac casks all in the tropical climate of Barbados. Bottled at 62% ABV with a limited number of 2400 … More The Barrel Sample: Foursquare 2006 – Velier