That Boutique-y Rum Company Foursquare Distillery Barbados Aged 12 Years Batch 7

That Boutique-y Rum Company Foursquare Distillery Barbados Aged 12 Years Batch 7 rum review by the fat rum pirateThat Boutique-y Rum Company Foursquare Distillery Barbados Aged 12 Years Batch 7. If I ever get around to releasing some rum, please remind if only for the sanity of my fellow bloggers not to call it The Fat Rum Pirate Rum Company. I would also be worried about getting sued for causing repetitive strain injury. TFRPRC….hmmmm doesn’t really flow of the tongue.

That said neither does TBRC though in fairness it does look a little better. It’s still quite a mouthful though. Anyway, before I digress any further I’ll get on with todays review.

Which I am quite excited about. Whilst a lot of Independent bottlers have released a number of Foursquare bottlings over the past few years, not many of these Independent bottlers are the Brand Ambassador for Foursquare Rum Distillery.

For those who are new to the site and/or rum I am of course referring to Peter Holland who is perhaps after Ian Burrell, the UK’s most “famous” rum personality. Yes he is even more well known and (much more) liked than my good self. I’m probably not even third in the well known stakes and I dare say much further down in the liked category……I’m babbling again.

That Boutique-y Rum Company Foursquare Distillery Barbados Aged 12 Years Batch 7 is a Single Blended Rum. It is a blend of Pot and Column Distilled rum from the Foursquare Rum Distillery, Barbados. The liquid housed in this 50cl bottle has been bottled at 50.7% ABV.

The rum was originally aged in ex-bourbon cask for 5 years in Barbados. It was t shipped to the UK and moved into ex-sauternes casks for a further 7 years. So it 40/60 Tropical/Continental ageing. There were 451 bottles of this available and as of today (22/09/2023) you can still pick up a bottle via Master of Malt for £69.95.

That Boutique-y Rum Company Foursquare Distillery Barbados Aged 12 Years Batch 7 rum review by the fat rum pirateThe rum is part of That Boutique-y Whisky/Rum Company’s “Cinema Series”. These are rums with a “Cinema” conncection. The front label takes inspiration form the 1996 Hollywood blockbuster (which pretty much means I haven’t seen it) Independence Day starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum. I assume this has some kind of link to Barbados declaring independence back in 1966. The label designed by Grace J Ward shows the flying saucer which destroyed the White House and Washington, in the film (obviously).

So there you go I’m sure no-one needs an introduction to the Foursquare Rum Distillery but if you do check out some of my earlier Foursquare rum reviews. There are plenty to choose from……..

I gave a favourable review to a previous Boutique-y Foursquare release. This release differs in that it has an additional ageing in ex-sauternes casks whereas the previous bottling was ex-bourbon only.

In the glass the rum is a “classic” golden to dark brown with a slight orange hue. Nosing the rum you will find yourself in familiar territory. Light vanilla, some spicy bourbon notes, a touch of coconut all come through initially.

Further nosing reveals some stoned fruits – light peach and some stronger notes of plums. No, not those kind of plums. Light toffee and a hint of sweetness from the sauternes cask.

Sipped again you will find yourself in familiar territory. The rum is rich and warming with lashings of vanilla, toffee and some light acidic sweetness initially. On the mid palate you get more of the oak and bourbon-esque spiciness. This gives way to some apricot and peach notes, giving it a slightly softer mouthfeel.

As we move into the finish That Boutique-y Rum Company Foursquare Distillery Aged 12 Year Batch 7 becomes drier and spicier. The finish is long with lots of dry oak spices and a touch of sweet ripe fruits.That Boutique-y Rum Company Foursquare Distillery Barbados Aged 12 Years Batch 7 rum review by the fat rum pirate

This rum is “lighter” overall than most (if not all) of the recent Exceptional Cask and Velier releases of the past few years. It is more in keeping with the Doorly’s line up. Which is no bad thing.

I’m a self confessed Foursquare nut and I am rarely disappointed by anything released under their name.

I’m certainly not disappointed by todays offering. This is a really great rum. Although I know a number of you aren’t enamoured by 50cl bottles  I would make an exception and pick this up as at £69.95 it isn’t badly priced at all. Buy two bottles and you’ll have a litre of Foursquare for £140…….

 

 

 

 

 

 

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