Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Foursquare Offering New Expression That Will be Coming to the United States Soon.

Richard Editing the Labels
     Richard Seale and Foursquare Distillery of Barbados have recently announced their new newest expression "Criterion".  The really good news unlike some of the other fabulous expressions, this one is coming soon to the United States.  Richard has been producing a string of very special expressions over the past years, but most of them go the the European market and never reach the United States shores.

Madeira Casks Ready to Empty
     Criterion is a very special new expression, because it starts off as a blend of pot and column stilled rums that after blending spends three years in previously filled bourbon barrels followed by seven more years in previously filled Madeira barrels. The expression is bottled at 56% ABV to preserve the beautiful color and flavor. 

     Criterion is the third of the wine cask finished expressions that Richard Seale has released, Port, Zinfandel, and now Madeira.  I'm so excited that this one is coming to the United States.  Madeira is a fortified wine available in a range of dry to sweet styles.   It gets its name from the island of Madeira, a small, beautiful rock in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.   Madeira’s unique taste comes from repeatedly heating the wine.   The heating creates a wine with fascinating flavors of roasted nuts, stewed fruit, caramel, and toffee.

      Criterion: n. cri·te·ri·on \krī-ˈtir-ē-ən also krə-\   1: a standard on which a judgment or decision may be based.   The name just fits, both in the way the rum is produced and the way that the man insists on how it is made and the inherent quality of his products.