R.L. Seale & Co. is a Barbados rum enterprise that dates again to 1926 and which continues to be in operation by Richard Seale, the fourth era of the Seale household. At the moment Seale is finest often called the grasp distiller and grasp blender of Foursquare Rum Distillery, which the corporate reopened in 1996.
This 12 12 months previous bottling hails from Foursquare, in fact, and followers of the actual fashion will definitely discover a lot to love right here. Aromas of toasty oak and coconut husk play with a big overripe fruit aspect — fairly tropical — that feels good for tiki. I used to be anticipating a bit extra of an aggressive high quality to the nostril, although, which in any other case comes throughout as absolutely centered on fruit. The palate once more pops with that overripe fruit be aware, plus some secondary components of nutty almonds, sesame seed, and a cream soda sweetness. A lightweight floral character emerges later within the recreation on a physique that’s surprisingly light contemplating the marginally elevated abv. The rum’s nutty components construct because the end arrives, the place some greener, considerably vegetal traits come into play. The conclusion winds issues down with a welcome lick of vanilla.
All informed it is a versatile — if considerably easy — rum that ought to offend nobody, although it lacks among the exuberance for which Foursquare is so well-known.