Rum Barbados 10 yo Silver Seal
The Rum: Silver Seal Barbados 10 yo
Distilled: 2004, at Foursquare Distillery
ABV: 50 %
Silver Seal is Max Righi, an independent Italian bottler, best known for his whiskies. But Silver Seal also bottled loads of rum. Some great rums too! Top of the head I’m thinking of a fantastic Caroni.
This 10 yo Barbados comes from the Foursquare distillery. Foursquare Rum Distillery occupies the site of a former sugar factory that dates back to 1636. The distillery was beautifully restored in 1996 combining the historic structure with modern technology, making it one of the most modern in the world.
Nose: despite the higher alcohol volume, the nose is soft and pleasant. Tropical fruits, green banana and toasted brioche. Also some herbal touches, caffé latte and warm vanilla. The very juicy nose makes the mouth water. Very rich and inviting indeed.
Taste: sweet with a firm alcoholic bite. Very accesible though, despite that 50 abv. Light brown sugar and soft molasses. Despite being a Bajan rum, a more Spanish-style mouthfeel. Fruity notes, but a bit too one dimensional. Very sweet blue raisin juice (those excellent Flemish greenhouse raisins)
Finish: again rather sweet and very consistent with the taste. And long. Very long !
Our Score: *** . A decent rum – but for that price (expect to pay around €150) you can find much better! And much older.