Foursquare Hereditas Rum – bottled exclusively for The Whisky Exchange!
The Whisky Exchange has introduced its first exclusive rum since unveiling a new classification system for the spirit earlier this month.
Renowned Barbados distillery Foursquare has created Hereditas – a Single Traditional Blended Rum in the new classification – exclusively for the retailer.
Matured in Barbados for 14 years in a mixture of bourbon and sherry casks, it is rich and heavily-sherried – a style of spirit more often found in the whisky world.
It’s a release certain to excite rum and whisky drinkers alike!
The new classification system aims to give consumers and the trade a more informed understanding of the rum category based on flavour profiles and production methods, instead of the colour of the spirit.
The Whisky Exchange’s head buyer Dawn Davies has created the classification after extensive research and discussion with suppliers and producers.
They have taken inspiration from the classification system created by Luca Gargano of rum importer Velier and Richard Seale of Foursquare.
Davies has primarily focused on production method to create a technical classification and also devised a series of ‘flavour camps’ to give indication of how a rum will taste.
This gives rum drinkers more information to help them select their next purchase.
Distilled at Foursquare Distillery in Barbados
A blend of pot- and column-distilled rum
Aged exclusively at origin for 14 years
Matured in a mixture of bourbon and sherry casks
Heavily sherried character
Our classification: Single Traditional Blended Rum
No added flavourings or sugar
Non chill filtered
Exclusively available from The Whisky Exchange
2520 bottles available.
70cl / 56%
The Whisky Exchange has kindly sent me a sample to try (Thanks Whisky Exchange!).
So, what did I think? Here are my tasting notes …
Nose: A fine looking rum that coats the glass. On the nose there’s Plump raisins, tropical fruits which then opens up to bananas. There’s tasty vanilla aromas mixed with rich sherry flavours.
Palate: Luscious mouthfeel revealing plump fruit cake with dashes of vanilla and sherry.
Finish: Some serious spice – but not too peppery – coupled with rich dark chocolate. A little bit of dryness at the finish finishes off this lovely taste bud experience!
Overall: I’m not very experienced with Rum but from sampling this one I can see why rum is increasing in popularity. If you like sherried malt whiskies then you’ll love this.