Sitting somewhere between the 5 year old and the 12 year old in Doorly’s range is this fantastic 8 year old bottling. Whilst the Doorly’s brand has been around since 1908, Foursquare took over its running in 1992, and this is a relatively new expression from the brand. Originally aimed at the Australian market, we at Fine Drams have managed to get our hands on a few bottles, and we can’t praise this rum highly enough! A marvellous blend of column still and pot still rum, this is a spirit of superb balance, with delicious estery aroma and a typically tropical bourbon cask profile. The finish brings a light oakiness and a little coconut. Would be a perfect addition to any cocktail that calls for a darker rum, whilst there is enough complexity for enjoyable straight sipping.
This rum is aged in bourbon barrels with no fortified wine influence like the XO or the 12yr. It's predominate oak and vanilla flavor are fantastic.