Sweet nose with just a slight burn. A bit narrow on the pallet as the sweetness dominates, smooth after a slight burn, Very nice as a sipper just not a lot of depth. As a mixer, it shines across the board; cola, citrus, ginger ale and more, it is all good. Haven't used it as a blender yet but can imagine adding a twist to both the traditional and tiki drinks.
I was impressed by the 12 year old, which was not quite my favourite, but amazingly good value, so I thought I would try the 23 year old. Definitely not disappointed. The 23 year old is much smoother, as expected. It’s slightly sweet, with no burn, but lots of taste, with hints of caramel and vanilla. Incredible price for a 23 year old and I just love the bottle.
I experienced a sample of this from The Party Source in Bellevue, KY. Unfortunately they were sold out of their stock! I'm now crying into my sample!
Aroma is smooth oak, Zin, hints of toffee and vanilla with some molasses. The first sip is warming but never near hot. A smooth natural sweetness, maybe from the Zin barrels, comes forward up front with hints of vanilla, molasses, toffee, oak, Zin and other soft spicy notes. It dries out nicely mid taste and finishes dry. Medium long drying finish. This rum is smooth as silk and way too easy to sip neat! As the rum rests in the glass the oak and Zin move more into the forefront. A lot of depth here in both aroma and flavor but it's all very subtle and extremely smooth. I don't know that I've ever had a better rum to this time. In my opinion all of the hype about Foursquare is justified. Although I have 3 or 4 other offerings from them in the cabinet this is the first I've sampled. This is absolutely outstanding! I hesitate to give anything a 10 but this is damn close!
I was very reluctant to try this one based upon the description on their website. However, since it is the only one from them that I have not tried, I figured what the heck.
The citrus type bitterness is very subtle. The website makes it sound like the bitterness dominates. To my pleasant surprise, I wound up liking it, but not nearly as much as their Amburana and Oak. This one can be sipped neat and would also go great with lime and sugar to make a unique caipirinha.
This one tastes the same as their 80 proof Prata, but this has more of a kick at 90 proof. This is not for sipping neat and does not really go well on the rocks. It is strictly for making strong and tasty caipirinhas. This is also probably one of the best white cachacas that you can find in the USA.
I like the pineapple rum mixed with orange juice, coconut rum and peach schnapps. Not something I would drink straight or as a sipper.
Really about all you can say about this. Not great, not terrible. Bottle adds variety to your collection. Flavor is a little different than other mixers.
First of all, this smells lovely, it has some interesting flavours, more so than your average standard Navy Rum. I drink my Rums neat, and this one is pleasant enough without being anything to get overly excited about. All in all, good value for money and a very acceptable Rum.
Bottle looks good. Not a true aged rum, but the story and idea are good to tell to people who do not have a rum background. Not a bad taste. Kind of middle of the road for me.
This rum , while tastes OK, is so obviously over sugared and flavored.
When I first started to explore rums, these are the kind I went for until I learned the difference.
Can't give it a higher rating.