Foursquare Criterion


Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Foursquare

Region: Barbados

56% ABV

Distillate: Molasses

Aged For: 10 Years

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and Ex-Madeira

Chill Filtered: No

Additives used: No



Color: Deep Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Oak, chilies, cinnamon, tobacco, ginger, molasses, salt

Mouthfeel: Medium, dry

Palate/Taste: Cigar tobacco, oak, clove, pepper, leather, coconut, pineapple citrus

Finish: Warm, and long lasting, oak, citrus, tropical fruit, pepper, brown sugar

Thoughts: This had a lot more spice than I was expecting, but I don’t think the Madeira casks make this much better than the regular 2004 cask strength bottling. Still this is a good rum.

Score: 85 out of 100


Mount Gay Black Barrel Seneca W&L Select


Paid: $25 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Mount Gay

Region: Barbados

43% ABV

Distillate: Molasses

Aged For: NAS, average 3-8 years

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon, finished in re-charred bourbon barrels

Chill Filtered: Yes?

Additives used: None



Color: Tarnished gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Coconuts and demenara sugar, honey, charred oak, vanilla

Mouthfeel: Medium body

Palate/Taste: Vanilla, pepper, oak, baking spices, molasses, banana

Finish: Light to medium warmth, medium length, Oak and cinnamon with ginger, molasses and vanilla

Thoughts: From what I have found about the store picks, is that the store choses the blends of rums that go into the bottle, so depending on who does the selection this could be very hit or miss. I am a huge bourbon drinker, so the strong bourbon flavors from this are very much to my palate.

Score: 82 out of 100


Foursquare 9 Port Cask Finish



Paid: $40 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Foursquare

Region: Barbados

40% ABV

Distillate: Molasses

Aged For: 9 Years

Cask Type: 3 Years in ex-bourbon, 6 in ex-port casks

Chill Filtered: Unlikely as it is very cloudy

Additives used: None



Color: Cloudy dark tawny

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Tropical fruit, molasses, port, grapes, brown sugar, oranges, coconut

Mouthfeel: Oily, light bodied

Palate/Taste: Oak, molasses, vanilla, port, coconuts, marzipan, and mango

Finish: Little warmth, oak, cinnamon, cocoa, grapes, coconut, medium length.

Thoughts: I would have liked a bit higher proof to improve the mouthfeel, but the flavors are excellent.

Score: 85 out of 100

Foursquare 2004 Single Blended

Foursquare 2004

Paid: $65 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Foursquare

Region: Barbados

59% ABV

Distillate: Molasses

Aged For: 11 Years

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

Still Types: Pot & column still

Chill Filtered: No

Additives used: No



Color: Amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Tropical fruit, vanilla, molasses, coconut, oak, has a clear fresh strong scent

Mouthfeel: Oily

Palate/Taste: Bourbon oak, vanilla, brown sugar, fresh mint, mango, and coconut with tropical overtones

Finish: Long and warm, sugary maple, chocolate, pepper, leather, dried fruits, and citrus

Thoughts: Being primarily a whisky drinker, this is the sort of thing I want out of my rum. It is still distinctly rum, but not weak 40% abv rum full of additives and filtered down.

Score: 90 out of 100