70cl * 46% ABV * Barbados
Terrific flagship rum bottled by the famous rum producer and proprietor of Barbados's Foursquare distillery, Richard Seale, known for his innovative approach to distilling and blending. Named Master Distiller of the Year 2021 – a first for a rum producer – he is the fourth-generation owner of R L Seale & Co Ltd, one of the oldest family-owned and now the third largest bottlers of rum on the island. Passed down from father to son since 1926, founder Reginald Leon Seale gives this rum its namesake and for that true pirate edge, the hand-crafted European glass bottle is styled after leather sailor’s flasks, intended for ease of handling!
The immaculate Foursquare distillery sits on the site of an old sugar producing facility dating back to 1636 and was fully renovated and restored in 1996. R L Seale's is a blend of pot and column still rums aged 10 years in ex-bourbon casks, before further maturation in former madeira and French brandy casks and was winner of the gold in the Rum Aged 5-10 Year Old category at the 2019 International Spirits Challenge. The nose is distinctively nutty with a full, smooth and well-rounded body and hints of fig and floral spice. The palate has a slightly sweet, dried fruit and warm nutmeg taste. There is a spicy lingering finish, with hints of roasted almonds, cinnamon and toffee apple.