Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Back to Barbados for some Doorly's XO

     One of the real jewel of the Barbados rum world is R.L.Seale's Foursquare Distillery in St. Phillips.     Richard Seale has one of the most modern and innovative distilleries anywhere.      From the low temperature technology to the 100% control of the product from fermentation till it is shipped out in bottles for the consumer's enjoyment.     The distillery was closed in 1984 as a result of troubles in the sugar industry and  for modernization.     Richard reopened the distillery again in 1999.

     One of my favorites from Foursquare Distillery is Doorly's XO.    Richard Seale bought the Martin Doorly founded 1920's  brand in 1992 from founder Martin Doorly's family.     This is a reddish brown somewhat viscous rum that has a very complex flavor of scotch, sherry, cognac, fruit and nuts all blended is a seamlessly smooth rum.     This rum is aged from 8 to 10 years and spends a portion of it's time in Oak Bourbon barrels and then finished in Spanish Orolosso Sherry  Barrels.     Like many of the fine rums in my rumstyling library, this rum has a full sweet taste to the palate, but finishes with a long, dry warmth.      The Dorly's 5 Year Rum is the younger sister and is one of the most popular on Barbados.     This rum is an excellent cocktail rum that adds sophistication to your high grade cocktails.

     Keep your eyes open as you travel around for this Doorly's XO and 5 Year Old Rum as well as the many other rums produced by R.L.Seale's Foursquare Distillery.     If you get the opportunity to visit Barbados you would be remiss if you don't stop by and visit the Heritage park and take the tour.     ;o)