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Exceptional Cask Selection XVI Shibboleth

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86 /10075 ratings
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Facts about the rum

Country
Distillery
Name
Exceptional Cask Selection XVI Shibboleth
ABV
56%
Vintage
2005
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Pot and Column Still
Age
16 years
No. of bottles
9600
ID
RX9782
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 250€
Category
Rum

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Summary

The Exceptional Cask Selection XVI Shibboleth was produced in Barbados at the Foursquare distillery. It was distilled in 2005 from Molasses with a Pot and Column Still and then aged for 16 years. The rum has an ABV of 56%. This is a limited release and there are only 9600 bottles.

75 community members rated this rum with an average of 86/100. The rum smells like Vanilla, Dried fruit and Coconut, and on the palate there is Vanilla, Woody and Dried fruit.

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86 /10075 ratings
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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Exceptional Cask Selection XVI Shibboleth is based on 75 user reviews. The RumX community has discovered the following associations:

Nosing associations

Vanilla Dried fruit Coconut Woody Raisin Caramel Butterscotch

Taste associations

Vanilla Woody Dried fruit Balanced Chocolate Coconut Roasted

Finish associations

Dried fruit Vanilla Woody Oak Roasted Spicy Espresso

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Community comments

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88/100

Un Foursquare élégant et intense, une belle séléction

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88/100

My personal winner of todays FS tasting shibb>2009>empery. This one has the best round overall feeling. Alcohol is integrated better than in others. All in all, all three are very similar in tastes/smells. Nose: solvents, dried fruits, coconut, raisin, carmel, butterscotch, woody, oak, roasted nuts, cashews Mouth: dry, sharpness, round, elegant, full bodied, complex, balanced, coconut, raisin, dried fruit, caramel Finish: Medium, dry, round, dried fruits, sweet, caramel, oak(barrel), vanilla, roasted nuts, cocoa, dark chocholate roasted

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86/100

Überraschend mild - Alkohol gut eingebunden, dazu eine für Foursquare eher unübliche Fruchtnote. Keine Revolution im Geschmack, aber ein guter Vertreter. Falls sich mit dem zunehmenden Alter tatsächlich weitere Aromen ins bekannte Spektrum einordnen, darf man sich hoffentlich auf weitere Releases ähnlichen (tropischen) Reifegrades freuen. Gefällt mir gut.

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82/100

I just had this one delivered and this is an instant tasting because I couldn't wait. A very nice and well balanced rum especially thinking about how well the wood has been integrated without being dominant. Lovely rum that is already hard to obtain. Price to quality is not so good, but still a good rum.

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81/100

Bei den 4Ecken bin ich immer etwas skeptisch, sind nicht wirklich meins. Die sind mir meistens zu brav und zu gefällig, gute Einsteiger zwar mit ordentlicher Qualität aber immer sehr austauschbar. Mal sehen… Nase: schön fruchtig-würzig, ich habe gleich süßlichen Sahne-Toffee mit einer leichten Tabak-Rauchnote. Dahinter eine Mischung an Früchten mit Vanille, die mich an mehlig-süße Cherimoya erinnert (Birne, Banane, Erdbeere, Aprikose). Gebrannter Zucker und etwas Holz runden die Sache ab. Sehr gefällig. Gaumen: fruchtig-holzig, mit ordentlich Kokosnuss. Gut kommen dann noch Aprikose und irgendwie Quitte. Auch hier finde ich Tabak und dann noch etwas grünes, kräuteriges Richtung Safran. Und für Melasse macht dich bemerkbar. Nicht schlecht, aber doch allen anderen so ähnlich.

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93/100

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85/100

Au nez, le 1 est plus pâtissier. On a de l’orange et un bois humide. Après coup on a le côté solvant qui arrive. En bouche, c’est beaucoup plus rond, beaucoup plus direct avec du pâtissier / mokka / vanille. Ça englobe toute la bouche et c’est rond comme il faut avec un alcool superbement bien intégré. La finale, on est sur du gourmand, finale moyenne longue avec du bois qui arrive et ça devient amer.

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90/100

Great and Idiomatic (to stay in that peculiar semantic field Richard seems to enjoy so much) Foursquare even if, dare i say it... it's even better with a dash of water. I miss some perfectly interwoven layers like in the Criterion to score it even higher. Edit : forgot to mention the delicious Banoffee Pie. One more point.

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85/100

Un Foursquare puissant avec beaucoup de caractère. Le nez se veut complexe et intense avec des notes de fruits tropicaux et de fruits secs, de bois, de chocolat, de caramel et de vernis à ongles. En bouche, le rhum est très liquide et se répand rapidement avec une certaine explosivité. L’attaque est nette et franche sur des notes rôties, fumées et toastées, qui accompagnent le chocolat et le caramel. Les fruits sont en revanche plus en retrait. La finale est longue et persistante, le rhum en devient collant en bouche. On y retrouve notamment des notes pimentées, rôties et d’épices. Un Foursquare plus complexe et difficile d’approche, mais qui reste très bon.

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87/100

Rounder on the nose vs ECS 2008 and 2009. Overall a little more elegant (some additional years in the barrel(s) seem to pay off here), but otherwise more or less on par with his brothers.

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The distillery Foursquare is located in Barbados. Rums from Foursquare have been rated 3,595 times with an average of 83/100.

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