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By @Georgy @Georgy on 17th Mar 2017, show post

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@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

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.

11 months ago 4Who liked this?

Astroke replied

@fiddich1980 I tried to get a bottle of the Premise and they were 6 at a time only so I passed.

11 months ago 0

@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

@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.

11 months ago 1Who liked this?

@casualtorture

Just picked this up. I think it's time I gave rum a chance for use as something other than a mixer.

9 months ago 5Who liked this?

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@RianC
RianC replied

@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!

9 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Frost
Frost replied

@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.

9 months ago 2Who liked this?

@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

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.

7 months ago 2Who liked this?

@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

Kill Devil Jamaica Hampden Distillery 17 year, single cask.

Initial impressions:

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.

6 months ago 3Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@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!

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@fiddich1980, I definitely get your dumpster analogy... excellent corollary, "The poissonnier, garde manger, potager, patissier have all contributed"

6 months ago 2Who liked this?

@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

I've been enjoying rum and rhums this year. My most recent pick up:

5 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@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.

5 months ago 3Who liked this?

@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

@Nozinan I understand but, rum is so much more affordable than single malts. The Barbancourt 15 was price listed $51 from Zyn.

5 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@fiddich1980 What is the ABV? In my limited experience I prefer overproof rums (though Lambs's was disappointing)

5 months ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

Here’s a big rum that just got rocked! Smith & Cross

MAN DOWN !!!

Tragic but true.

4 months ago 5Who liked this?

@Nock
Nock replied

@paddockjudge that is tragically hilarious! I am sorry for your loss. Please tell me you were trying to get it out to taste it . . . only to have it slip through your fingers. That is simply the worst. I recently lost an ECBP 80% full under similar circumstances.

What can you do? Commiserate on connosr.

4 months ago 2Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Nock, I was alone and I was still embarrassed ... disappointed. The feeling of guilt was almost overwhelming, and that was a $35CDN bottle!

I’m over it now. The room smells delicious. My wife agreed and usually I get some kind of “smells like nail polish” comment from her... as I told @cricklewood earlier, Smells like the Christmas Baking Ferry got pinned and passed out in my living room.

4 months ago 4Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

Great fun with my son and nephews tasting three completely different rum. The Malecon 20 YO is magnificent. Lemon Hart is Big, bold, and beautiful. Screech is Screech, but it has the same bottle as Lemon Hart. A blend of all three in equal portions is good enough to have again.

2 months ago 6Who liked this?

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@Victor
Victor replied

@BlueNote 10 ml of Lemon Hart 151 goes a very long way. Potent. Very potent. The flavours and the alcohol.

Even for one who is not at all alcohol averse, Lemon Hart 151 makes a huge statement. It's sort of the Ardbeg Corryvreckan of rums...except I can drink 30 ml of Corryvreckan. I am not sure I can do that with Lemon Hart 151.

It's wonderful.

Deadly? It might be if you tried to do shots with it.

2 months ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@BlueNote, my good friend @Nozinan managed to pull a bottle out of thin air. He has a knack for that. Lemon Hart 151 is a bit hot but the flavours are great!

2 months ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Victor, blending LH 101 equally with Malecon and Screech produces a very nice rum around 54% abv., big on flavour with excellent mouthfeel, no need for hazmat documentation.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@paddockjudge - I'm two months late to the funeral but I shall raise a glass of his brethren later to pay my respects!

I hope there was a backup?!

2 months ago 3Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@RianC, thanks for your kind words. A tough loss, but yes there is a full backup.

2 months ago 2Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@paddockjudge that bottle of 151 did not come out of thin air. It was purchased for me by my cousin in NS in 2017 who then made the mistake of telling the post office what she was shipping and was told that was not legal.

So I planned to go to a conference or trip in 2018 but in April she sent me the tracking number having sent it by UPS ground service. It was a surprise.

Luckily I set myself up for e-notification because one day out of the blue I got a notification it was delivered. Problem was she had it delivered to the house I had lived in in 2017. We had moved in the fall. So I went to the house. The new owners not only let me have the box but gave me a tour of the house with the renovations. They did an impressive job. They repainted the bedrooms for their twins but kept the paintings my mother had painted on the walls (Winnie the Pooh scene for my daughter and animals for my son) because the kids liked them.

2 months ago 3Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

@Nozinan it is nice to hear a tale with a happy ending.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Victor Indeed it was a happy ending, and I was able to show my kids pictures of their old rooms. I did take high res photos before we moved to be able to transfer them to canvas prints, but that the originals were still there made them happy.

A more recent happy ending was the safe transport home of the spoils of my distillery visit in Israel... more to come.

2 months ago 4Who liked this?

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