So, a lovely new range of Rums bottled by The Duchess, this time the labels are as beautiful but featuring birds rather than flowers – a nice change of pace. The first Rum I am about to review comes from the Foursquare distillery in Barbados. The Rum was aged for 18 years in an ex-bourbon cask. Let’s have a try, shall we?
The Duchess Foursquare 18 , 56.9 % , € 99 (BOW)
Nose: Oodles of vanilla, acetone, and wood, followed by lovely fruit (berries), and coconut shreds, pencil shavings, and a lot of spices. old school candy and more sweet spiced wood. very nice indeed. hints of tropical fruit with icing sugar and melon.
Palate: Intense and sweet with touches of tobacco and spices, the wood is in the front, and balancing it all very nicely – 2nd wave of sensation reveals tropical fruit – kiwi, melon, mango – the works. There’s also some chocolate and leather in addition to maple sweetness and wood spice along with more berries.
Finish: vanilla sweetness, more oak, and fruit,
Conclusion: This is just lovely! what a treat, and what a fab rum to just sip and enjoy. It’s easy to reach out and opt for another dram, and another. Well done! I need a bottle or two of this. Surely.
Available at Best Of Whiskies, € 99