Nose - Beautiful nose! Chocolate, Vanilla pod, Light Oak, Tropical Fruit – chargrilled pineapple, Banana, Fudge.
Palate - Really soft & gentle then really fruity, Banana, Butterscotch, Fruitcake, Tropical fruit, nice sharpness, warm, peppery oak on mid-palate.
Finish - Good decent length – warm, Fruity banana bread & pepper on the finish, pineapple cubes.
8 year old Barbados rum, from Four Square Distilliery - Making rum since 1820 and the oldest in Barbados, this family owned distillery is presided over by a passionate, fourth-generation, master distiller.
Using locally produced sugar cane molasses the traditional pot & column still distillation techniques are still used to this day to produce a light, golden rum full of flavour.
Drink alone, or with ice stones, or....
Rum Punch Recipe
to serve: generous pinch of freshly grated nutmeg 2 thick slices orange
to garnish: maraschino cherries
Pour the juices, rum, sugar syrup, grenadine and Angostura bitters into a large jug and give it a good stir. Pop into the fridge to chill for 1 hr. Serve over ice cubes, sprinkle over the nutmeg and garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry, speared with a cocktail stick.
Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2015