Originally posted: 4/23/2010 @ therumtrader.blogspot.com
I have to admit that I’ve had my bottle of Foursquare Spiced Rum (Barbados) for a long time, perhaps two years. So I am not entirely sure if this RUM is simply light and delicate with only the slightest spicy tones or if my bottle has severely mellowed over time. I think the former is true because I want to remember noting, upon opening, that it’s spice was minimal. That said, I liked this rum.
The Four Square comes in an cool square bottle (see it’s name) with a wax seal. The RUM has a appealing golden orange tone with strong, clingy legs. It’s nose revealed a nice butterscotch fragrance with hints of nutmeg, vanilla and orange.
Without Ice: Four Square only had the slightest of burns with a sparingly light, dry aftertaste. While not very noticeable in the taste, I did note a bit of spicy tingle on the tongue and palette; perhaps cinnamon?
With Ice: Yum. Adding a slight chill to the rum definitely brings out more of the spicy flavor. Hints of light vanilla and complex herbals was unexpected.
With Coke Zero: Yikes, this is a disaster. Four Square is simply too delicate to be mixed with something like Coke Zero; this killed all of the rum flavor I was enjoying when it was on ice. No spice flavor and only the slightest vanilla notes. The RUM almost enhances the “Diet” flavor of the Coke Zero.
6.5 of 10
Do you sell Foursquare spiced rum inside the US? If not can you recommend some place to get it?
R.L. Seale’s Foursquare Spiced rum is available in most states. Total Wine, a national retailer, carries it in most of their stores. If you cannot find in your local liquor store I recommend you inquire about a special order option. Most owners are happy to place a special orders.