By @Georgy on 17th Mar 2017, show post
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War Measures and the fear of missing out.
about one year ago 1Who liked this?
Foursquare Rum Distillery, Premise at ABV 46%
Initial impressions from a freshly opened bottle:
Colour: Copper Pipe
Appearance: Thick Syrupy Legs
Nose: Fruity with ripe Apricots, Rummy Raisins ice cream, Aroma of bulk packed brown sugar, warm and heady sweetness, "Elijah Craig Barrel or bourbon mustiness", lingering dark plums and vanilla honey, in the background floral sweetness with young coconut coupled with a grassy, banana leaf creating an impression of nuttiness.
Palate: cloves, allspice, tangerines, pineapple, citrus, lime mild chilies, drying ground cinnamon, a touch of salt, at the back of tongue, minty on the edges of tongue, a touch of acetone, lingering honeyed Dijon mustard
Finish: long and complex, drying, a background note of clove honey, and cloves.
This is a complex and balanced sipping rum. A whisk(e)y / bourdon drinker's Rhum. I suspect that it will evolve and open up positively over time.
5 months ago 4Who liked this?
@fiddich1980 I tried to get a bottle of the Premise and they were 6 at a time only so I passed.
5 months ago 0
@Astroke Premise is listed on the LCBO app. The app is a SNAFU. I had to complain in person at their Cooper Street store. The manager walked over to the E-commerce HQ to get me the bottle. This was after he tried to order a bottle on-line with his own smart phone and failed. I'm posting in the wrong thread .... more in line with HFU is the LCBO. The app is still Fk'ed up on the Premise listing. Much like the Rebel Yell, a couple bottles get to the odd store then just, as quickly vanish.
5 months ago 1Who liked this?
@paddockjudge $23.99 in duty! That’s crazy!
Just picked this up. I think it's time I gave rum a chance for use as something other than a mixer.
3 months ago 5Who liked this?
@casualtorture - If the Gunpowder Strength version is anything to go by it should be very decent. I see even rums are at higher proof in the US as well . . . that's 40% in the UK! Enjoy!
3 months ago 1Who liked this?
@Astroke thanks yo your link, and the passing of about a year, I have found the rums and style that really suits me.
Mount Gay Black Barrel & Mount Gay XO are what I've settled on for tasty rum drams.
3 months ago 2Who liked this?
I opened up a Barbancourt 5 Star 8 Year Old rum in the hopes, that; it helps to slow down my consumption of the Foursquare Premise. Fat chance of that happening, the Barbancourt being a different rum(agricole) from cane juices is just delicious.
2 months ago 2Who liked this?
Kill Devil Jamaica Hampden Distillery 17 year, single cask.
Enticing nose which draws you in - it seems gentle then, on the palate; you've fallen in to a dumpster located behind a Fine Southern French restaurant. Flavors of salty brine, low deep tones of black olive tapanada, industrial smoke, cold pressed olive oil, plastic, generator oil, exotic fruit maybe bread fruit, maybe durian maybe rambutan..... The poissonnier, garde manger, potager, patissier have all contributed ...... every sip exuding new flavours and degrees of funk - in a good way. The let down a seemingly short finish. I've only just begun to explore this rum but, IT'S BIG!
It's an expensive one but, definitely not quaffable but, a geographical exploration ... if that makes sense.
about one month ago 3Who liked this?
@fiddich1980 it’s a great rum to experience, and i’m Glad I got the chance to. It’s got the Smith and Cross nutmeg, with overripe banana, and lots more underneath!
30 days ago 1Who liked this?
@fiddich1980, I definitely get your dumpster analogy... excellent corollary, "The poissonnier, garde manger, potager, patissier have all contributed"
30 days ago 2Who liked this?
I've been enjoying rum and rhums this year. My most recent pick up:
10 days ago 1Who liked this?
@fiddich1980 Yesterday I had a small taste of Rum Malecon courtesy a sample from @Astroke.
I have a few rum samples I need to get through. I really hope I don't start delving into rum. I have enough trouble with my whisky collection.
10 days ago 3Who liked this?
@Nozinan I understand but, rum is so much more affordable than single malts. The Barbancourt 15 was price listed $51 from Zyn.
10 days ago 0
@fiddich1980 What is the ABV? In my limited experience I prefer overproof rums (though Lambs's was disappointing)
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