It’s widely regarded as the ‘holy grail’ of rum, and we’re really excited to have two of the Foursquare Exceptional Cask Selections online and in stock at our Portside store. Click the image below to shop.
It’s very rare we get this rum in Australia, and it’s super limited. Foursquare’s master distiller is Richard Seale, who has been described as the greatest rum maker in the world.
Richard is the great grandson of RL Seale, who founded RL Seale & Co in 1926, and is the fourth generation to work in the family rum business. He’s the driving force behind the world-renowned Foursquare Distillery in Barbados, reopened by the Seale family in 1996.
Richard firmly believes rum’s rightful place is among the world’s finest spirits and this drives his passion to make the very best rums.
He’s very vocal and passionate about how rum should be made. Chief among his principles is rum should not include additives or colourings and he believes sugaring violates tradition.
The Exceptional Casks Selections are Richard’s personal projects, hand selected and only released when he feels they are of exceptional quality.
We have the Sovereignty and Indelible in stock. The Sovereignty ($199.99) is a blend of two distinct single-blended rums, both 14 years of age. One aged 14 years, entirely in ex-bourbon barrels. The second, double-maturation, aged three years in ex-bourbon barrels and an additional 11 years in ex-sherry casks. No colour, no sugar, no additives, no filtration.
Aromas of grapefruit peel, with dark fruits – cherries and blackberries – followed by dark chocolate, cashews, caramelised pineapple and pipe tobacco.
Bold and complex on the palate – citrus and fruity notes, pomegranate, toasted almond and hazelnuts. With hints of toasted baking spices cinnamon and cloves.
The Indelible ($154.99) is a blend of two 11-year-old rums. One aged 11 years, entirely in ex-bourbon barrels and a second, double-maturation, aged five years in ex-Zinfandel barrels then six extra years in ex-bourbon barrels.
The expression is fruity on the nose, with plum, creamy coconut and candied pineapple all present, as well as a subtle earthy note. Zesty on the palate, there is plenty of sweet orange and hints of toasted hazelnuts before leading into a long finish full of rich oak.
Another extremely rare treat on the Portside shelves is the 40-year-old single malt scotch whisky The Dalmore.
At $13,500, certainly not your everyday purchase but perhaps a collector’s delight. This single malt began its life at The Dalmore distillery in American white oak ex-bourbon casks before being transferred to 30-year-old Gonzalez Byass Matusalem oloroso sherry butts. After seven years in these rare casks, the liquid was given its final flourish in first-fill American white oak bourbon casks before botting in 2017.
Rich Colombian coffee mingles with sweet sultanas, dates and marmalade on the nose. The palate reveals gingerbread, molasses, maple syrup and brioche dipped in Manuka honey. The finish has delicious blood orange, over-ripe Bramley apples, liquorice and notes of desiccated coconut.
As you would expect, the packaging for this whisky is striking. The box was designed to encase a hand-blown Baccarat crystal bottle containing the precious liquid.
The structure of the coffret is made of MDF, which is then veneered in Macassar ebony. It is built around a “spine’’ that holds the structure in place and supports the trajectory of the two doors.
The centrepiece is made of stainless steel, polished to give an ultimate mirror effect. On its rear, a laser-engraved text tells the product’s story.
The current vintage is the 2018 Coonawarra Cab Sav, a floral and elegant wine.
Why not collect the 1998, 2008 and 2018 vintages and see how this wine has developed over the years.
Our Penfolds Tasting Night is coming up and you wouldn’t want to miss out. Grab your ticket now for the August 11 event, at Hotel West End.
Hosted by global ambassador Jamie Sach, taste six wines plus enjoy a glass of Penfolds’ new Thienot Champagne Brut Rose on arrival. Attendees will also be gifted a bottle of Bin 28 to take home.
Tickets are $99, which also includes canapes.
Book through eventbrite.com.au