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December 30, 2017

Review: R L Seales 10 Year Old Rum

by Jeff Ellingson

R L Seales 10 Year Old Rum is crafted at the Foursquare Distillery on the Caribbean Island of Barbados.  The odd shaped black bottle is designed to look like the old style leather flask pirates used to transport their rum.  The thumb indent molded into the glass bottle actually feels more comfortable when drinking pirate style, aka straight from the bottle, as opposed to pouring into a glass.  It is named for Richard Seale the Great Grandson of Reginald Leon Seale, who founded the Foursquare Distillery in 1926.  Richard Seale is also the Master Distiller who created R L Seales 10 Year Old Rum.  The Foursquare Distillery crafts several rums including the Doorly, Real McCoy, and 10 Cane line of rums, and the distillery is located on the site of an old plantation that dates back to the early 1600’s.It pours to a golden amber color.  The aroma is vanilla, banana cream pie, molasses and oak.  Additional time in the glass brings out notes of peach and green pepper.  The sweet juicy peach and apple entry is joined by vanilla, banana, and spice.  Orange peel arrives at the midpoint. The fade is warm and smooth with oak and caramel flavor, finishing silky smooth, and semidry with a sprinkle of pepper.

Made in Barbados

43% Alcohol

Score: 93

Award: Gold Medal

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