FOURSQUARE PORT CASK FINISH
9 YEAR OLD
Richard Seale of Barbados’ Foursquare Distillery is the absolute maestro of rum and it’s a conundrum that his oeuvres don’t enjoy wider acclaim. This blend of pot and column still rum – matured in bourbon casks then re-racked into portwood for six years – eclipses most single malt whiskies double its age. The blending here is pitch perfect, with a dry, raisiny palate that is grown-up, suitably spiced and generous on a leathery finish that’s in no hurry to come to a close. The kind of rum that re-imagines the entire category. Respect.