Review: Veritas White Blended Rum

Veritas (or Probitas in the US) is the first collaboration between two family owned Caribbean distilleries: Forsquare from Barbados and Hampden from Jamaica. They are both high regarded distilleries, known for their high quality distillates and no additives ethos. The “white” rums are slowly distancing themselves from the idea that they have to be made … More Review: Veritas White Blended Rum

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

The Barrel Sample: That Boutique-y Rum Company – Foursquare 12 Year Old (Batch 1)

A Master of Malt sample I’ve had laying around for a while now. This The Boutique-y Rum Company sample hails from Barbados, more exactly the well acclaimed Foursquare Distillery. Molasses based, a blend of column and pot still distillates, aged for 11 years in the tropics and an additional year in the UK all in … More The Barrel Sample: That Boutique-y Rum Company – Foursquare 12 Year Old (Batch 1)

Review: Foursquare Port Cask Finish – Mark II

A lot of Barbados talk lately, with the Barbados rum GI being (unfortunately) a matter of debate as the West Indies Rum Distillery (owned by Maison Ferrand that produces the Plantation rums) opposes the GI proposed by the other three rum producers on the island: Mount Gay, St. Nicholas Abbey and Foursquare. More on the … More Review: Foursquare Port Cask Finish – Mark II