Foursquare Patrimonio, 58%, Velier bottling
Patrimonio rum comes from the Foursquare distillery; a blend of two old rums that have matured on site. The first spent 14 years in ex bourbon barrels, the second spent 10 years in ex bourbon barrels, after which it was allowed to mature for 4 years in olorosso sherry barrels. The nose brings a rich, spicy scent of vanilla, sherry, wet wood, coconut, olives, chocolate and used sugar. A rich palate of tobacco leaves, caramel, a slight touch of smokey, bitter chocolate and sweet spices such as nutmeg and star anise awakens on the tongue. The aftertaste is long and sweet with impressions of vanilla, cocoa and jam from red fruits.