Review #: 569
Background: This is a blended rum, combining distillate from Foursquare’s column still and Hampden’s pot still. A cool collaboration and made with the intent on an excellent cocktailing rum, particularly for daiquiris. I can’t find super definitive info on aging but likely some part of the blend has some very light aging and it does have a slight tinge of color in the bottle. There are no additives in the blend though.
Distillery – Various
Bottler – Foursquare
Brand – Probitas
Selection – N/A
ABV – 47%
Age – NAS
Nose – Clean and sharp, lemon zest, there’s almost a meaty bacon/savory note to it, there’s a slight funk but not really industrial or harsh, maybe a little like antiseptic (too clean)
Taste – Sweet with white sugar, milk chocolate, candied lemon, vanilla custard, nice mouthfeel
Finish – Sweet cream, lemon turns just slightly more tart, yogurt tang, a touch of Jamaican funk is there but not overpowering at all
Would I buy a bottle? Yes
Thoughts: I know it’s made for cocktailing, but this is simply just a good rum on its own. I think they integrate the funk of Hampden very well. It has an interesting nose, a sweet taste, and interesting finish that really curate well to cocktails but a great experience to drink as well. The 47% really holds up well. This is a bottle I always want to have on hand.