Rum fans will know that Foursquare’s Exceptional Cask Selection always serves up quality, and Détente (Mark XIV in the series) is no exception.
This is a single blended rum from the Barbados distillery, using spirit from both Foursquare’s double-retort pot still and traditional twin Coffey column stills.
Two parcels of spirit went into this bottling, the first was aged for 10 years in ex-Bourbon barrels, whilst the second was aged for four years in former Bourbon barrels before spending six years in ex-Port casks. Both rums were entirely tropically aged, proiducing a deeply flavoured final product.
Drinkers can expect flavours and aromas of juicy red fruits, vanilla, blackcurrant, nutmeg, cinnamon, gentle oak, caramelised citrus rind and overripe bananas.
Bottled at 51% ABV and without additional sugar, colouring or chill filtration, this is a full bodied, luxurious rum.
Very highly recommended. Détente takes its name from a French term meaning a “release from tension,” and this rum will certainly help with that!