Foursquare 12 Year Exceptional Cask 2007 Rum
As with all the Exceptional Cask Series this is a Single Blended rum. Which means it is a blend of Pot and Column distilled rums. This is number ten in the series. All of the ECS named after the year of distillation have been quite straightforward affairs. All have been aged in small oak (ex-bourbon casks) with no additional maturation. This 12 year old rum was bottled in March 2019, it has been bottled at Cask Strength of 59% ABV. Compared to the 2005, also a 12 year and ex-bourbon cask aged rum, the 2007 has a larger pot still component in the blend.
Vanilla and plenty of oak, along with red fruit, almond, brine, coconut, chocolate and light tobacco. Compared to the 2005 the nose is more intense, bolder and fatter. It supports the higher pot still component. On the palate tobacco and oak notes are both strong and nice, overall quite spicy with notes of chocolate and leather. Although a dry rum, there is an incredible sweetness on the long finish.