Rum Review #1: Rum SixtySix Barbados Foursquare Cask 6 Year

We’ve discovered a lot of wonderful rums at smugglers, and many terrible ones too. We’re also generally into Foursquare, the Barbados based rum distiller run by Richard Seale. Seale’s family moved to Barbados in the 1650s and Richard is the fourth generation – the distillery was started by his grandfather in 1926. Foursqure is well made, and well marketed rum.

Two rum bottles next with glasses of rum next to them.
The Foursquare Rum Sixty Six, the 12 is on the left and the 6 is on the right.

Rum SixtySix Barbados Foursquare Cask 6 Year Review
  • Score 4
    4/10

Tasting Notes

Nose: Not a strong nose. Tight, ethanol, vanilla, slight cherry cough syrup. Palate: It’s not overly sweet like many rums (Richard Seale is massively dismissive of the “added sugar” in rums), which I appreciate. However, it also lacks a lot in flavor. There’s some sweet rich and caramel, but it’s light tasting with just a hint of sweet spice. It feels muted.

Overall
4/10
4/10

Quick overview of our scoring system


Additional Information

  • ABV: 43%
  • English-style, molasses based rum.
  • Pot and column distilled.

About Foursquare

  • Established in 1926 and run by Richard Seale, the fourth generation head distiller.
  • One of three distilleries on Barbados. Nearby Mount Gay is the world’s oldest commercial rum distillery.
  • Foursquare is
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