14 February 2024

Quick Fire Rum Tasting Notes

R. L. Seale's 10 Year Old
Single Traditional Blended Barbados Rum
46% ABV / RRP: £49.00

Nose: A fine fruitopian frenzy of toffee apples, baked peaches, Seville oranges, sultanas, maraschino cherries and dried banana chips. Followed by notes of dark chocolate coated coffee beans, salted walnuts, Caribbean spiced bun, Bakewell tart and buttered popcorn. The nasal niceties keep on giving with aniseed twists, cream soda, molasses, mixed spice, a pinch of cayenne pepper and oodles of opulent oak.

Palate: Spiced baked apples, strawberry tarts, dark orange marmalade, baked peaches, Cantaloupe melon and stewed dried fruits lead the palatable charge. Followed by notes of salted caramel, sugared almonds, cream soda, molasses, tobacco leaf, clove, ginger, nutmeg, dried red chillis, ground black pepper, charred oak and a teeming throng of tea tannins. 

Finish: A fabulous full-on flavoured finish, that lingers on, and on, and on…

Summary: Rich rounded and beautifully balanced, R L Seale 10 Year Old is an exemplary example of the passion led processes and bang on the money cask management that the Barbados based Foursquare Distillery is famous for. Bursting with flavour and exuding a wealth of nuances and complexities, it also just happens to make for the perfect whisky drinkers rum!