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Foursquare Exceptional Cask Selection XVI Shibboleth (RX9782)

"Savor Exquisite Harmony: Smooth, Complex, Enchanting Flavors"

Discover the exquisite and captivating flavors of the Exceptional Cask Selection XVI Shibboleth, a 16-year-old treasure hailing from the prestigious Foursquare distillery in Barbados. Renowned for its perfect harmony of smoothness and complexity, this uniquely aged rum offers connoisseurs a truly immersive and memorable tasting experience. Indulge your senses with an inviting nose that features a symphony of vanilla, coconut, woody, dried fruit, and raisin notes. As you take your first sip, succumb to the enchanting combination of vanilla, woody, coconut, and dried fruit flavors, creating a beautifully balanced palate that delivers a truly exceptional sip. With an undeniably elegant profile, the Shibboleth showcases a fascinating contrast of round, mellow flavors and potent, bold spices. The intriguing hints of toasted coconut, barrel spices, and sweet tropical undertones will transport you straight to the sun-kissed beaches of Barbados. Prepare to be charmed by the Shibboleth's long, satisfying finish that brings forth hints of caramel, oak, vanilla, and dried fruits. Don't miss your chance to own a piece of rum history in this limited release of just 9600 bottles. Perfect for seasoned rum enthusiasts and discerning collectors alike, the Exceptional Cask Selection XVI Shibboleth promises an unparalleled journey of taste and aroma with every glass. Embark on this remarkable adventure today and unlock the legend that lies within this outstanding Barbadian rum treasure.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Exceptional Cask Selection XVI Shibboleth is based on 105 user reviews. We have compiled and summarized the community's tasting notes for you, to give you an impression of the aroma and taste of the rum.

Highlights

  • Smooth and complex flavors
  • Elegant finish
  • Well-balanced palate

Nosing impressions

Vanilla Coconut Woody Dried fruit Raisin Caramel Butterscotch Brown sugar Nail polish Apricot

Taste impressions

Vanilla Woody Coconut Dried fruit Balanced Chocolate Caramel Roasted Complex Intense

Finish

Dried fruit Vanilla Woody Roasted Oak Espresso Spice Spicy Dry Creamy

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8.6 /10105 ratings

COMMUNITY RATING

Already 105 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 8.6 out of 10. A total of 17 users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).

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8.6/10

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.


Aroma

Woody Solvents Orange Caramel Nutty

Taste

Complex Dark chocolate Berries Butterscotch Banana
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8.8/10

An elegant and intense Foursquare, a beautiful selection


Aroma

Coconut Caramel Roasted nuts Brown sugar Vanilla

Taste

Smooth Intense Butterscotch Vanilla Dried fruit
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8.8/10

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


Aroma

Woody Dried fruit Coconut Raisin Caramel

Taste

Dry Sharpness Round FullBodied Elegant
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8.6/10

Surprisingly mild - alcohol well integrated, plus a fruit note rather unusual for Foursquare. No revolution in taste, but a good representative. If with increasing age actually further flavors in the known spectrum, one can hopefully look forward to further releases of similar (tropical) maturity. I like it well.


Aroma

Glue Vanilla Oak Raisin Apricot

Taste

Oak Vanilla Dried fruit Caramel Coconut
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8.1/10

I'm always a bit skeptical about the 4 corners, they're not really my thing. They are mostly too well-behaved and too pleasing to me, good beginners with decent quality but always very interchangeable. Let's see...Nose: nice fruity-spicy, I immediately sweet cream toffee with a slight tobacco-smoke note. Behind that a mix of fruits with vanilla that reminds me of mealy sweet cherimoya (pear, banana, strawberry, apricot). Burnt sugar and some wood round things out. Very pleasing.Palate: fruity-woody, with decent coconut. Good then comes apricot and somehow quince. I also find tobacco here and then something green and herbal towards saffron. And for molasses makes you noticeable.Not bad, but yet so similar to all the others.


Aroma

Spicy Fruity Vanilla Cream toffee Pear

Taste

Fruity Woody Coconut Tropical fruit Apricot
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8.6/10

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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9.3/10

Shelf


Aroma

Burnt sugar Vanilla Coconut Raisin Alcoholic

Taste

Complex Intense Plum Banana Vanilla
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8.7/10

An der Nase wechseln sich vanilliges Karamell mit würzigem Holz ab. Manchmal scheint auch dann ein Schwung Frucht oder Schokolade durch, aber die Frucht ist dezenter im Vergleich zum FS 2008er. Sehr leckeres Profil! Im Mund dann eher weniger scharf, trotz 56%. Dennoch natürlich würzig, holzig, schokoladig, fruchtig. Inzwischen viel zu teuer, ein sehr guter Rum ohnehin.


Aroma

Woody Caramel Cocoa Dark chocolate Cream toffee

Taste

Vanilla Woody Chocolate Dark chocolate Coconut
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8.5/10

Quite round and accessible Foursquare - without being boring!On the palate strong, spicy and tasty. Great bottling!


Aroma

Coconut Vanilla Woody Caramel Brown sugar

Taste

Vanilla Coconut Balanced Intense Caramel
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9.0/10

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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8.5/10

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.


Aroma

Woody Dark chocolate Spice Vanilla Fruity

Taste

Volatile Woody Leather Smoky Spice
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8.7/10

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.


Aroma

Red fruits Pear Woody Barrel Vanilla

Taste

Dried fruit Dates Complex Balanced Elegant
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9.0/10

Reminiscent of all vintage bottling, only that this is rounder and more intense. The 16 years stand him well. Longer, however, it should not be. Fortunately, I was able to get hold of three bottles.


Aroma

Vanilla Dried fruit Coconut Leather Nutty

Taste

Intense Coconut Balanced Vanilla Chocolate
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8.4/10

Foursquare…läuft


Aroma

Dried apricot Coconut OrangePeal Chocolate Ginger

Taste

Chocolate Vanilla Mace Barrel Balanced
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9.1/10

Le meilleur Foursquare que j'ai goûté ❤️


Aroma

Apricot Burnt sugar Vanilla Dried fruit

Taste

Balanced Vanilla Woody Vegetal Fresh
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8.6/10

der Shibbo ist an der Nase runder als die gerade zuvor verkosteten 2008er und 2009er, was ich jedoch auch ein Stück weit dem niedrigeren ABV Level zuschreibe. Die 16 Jahre Fassreife finde ich erstaunlich gut gelungen, keineswegs zu dominant, es bleibt eine schöne Fruchtnote, sogar ein wenig in Richtung der frischen Noten, die ich sonst eher bei Agricole verorte.


Aroma

Coconut Vanilla Tropical fruit Spice Caramel

Taste

Vanilla Coconut Roasted Chocolate Fresh
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8.0/10

It’s not my favourite Foursquare ECS but undoubtably a very well made and balanced rum. If anything it feels more grown up than many of the ECS series, with real woody notes and a more subdued sweet edge. The aim of demonstrating 16 years of aging without the oak of the barrel overwhelming works well, with a sweet caramel cutting across the oak. It’s a rum for savouring and a less typical Foursquare profile with a drier finish and less tropical notes. Looking forward to revisiting


Aroma

Vanilla Woody Coconut

Taste

Chocolate Woody Roasted
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8.4/10

Guter FS

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8.5/10

Nicht schlecht mit schönen Trockenfrüchten ynd auch tropischen Fruchtanklängen, die Kokos, Fass, Gebrannten Zucker und Vanille nicht so alleine da stehen lassen.


Aroma

Woody Dried fruit Coconut Raisin Brown sugar

Taste

Vanilla Woody Coconut Dried fruit Balanced
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8.6/10

Ein sehr milder Rum mit gut eingebundenem Alkohol. Sehr rund und ideal geeignet zum genussvollen Sippen. Hat wenig Ecken und Kanten, was für mich aber typisch für Barbados ist. Starke Kokosnuss und Vanille Noten dominieren im Geschmack.


Aroma

Vanilla Coconut Woody Caramel Burnt sugar

Taste

Vanilla Woody Chocolate Balanced Coconut
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9.1/10

Jemný, delikátní Foursquare, ve kterém dřevo ustupuje do pozadí a vyniknou lehčí tóny ovoce a vanilky. Doporučuju.


Aroma

Dried fruit Vanilla Coconut Caramel Butterscotch

Taste

Vanilla Dried fruit Dark chocolate Complex Woody
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8.4/10

extrem schöner röstig, Kräftiger und fruchtig würziger foursquare.


Aroma

Woody Apricot Dried fruit Butterscotch Banana

Taste

Balanced Chocolate Butterscotch Elegant Coconut
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8.9/10

Again a really good Foursquare.


Aroma

Glue Nail polish Butterscotch Fudge Leather

Taste

Nougat Leather Woody Chocolate Dried fruit
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8.2/10

Ein guter Foursquare…. mehr aber für mich nicht


Aroma

Coconut Caramel Apricot Chocolate Candied

Taste

Caramel Roasted Crisp Soft Dried dates
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8.8/10

Un excellent FS.. manque juste un peu de longueur.. Bon côté fruité et ce côté fraîcheur très intéressant.. Belle réussite..

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What are the specs of this rum?

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

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7.9%

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About the Foursquare distillery

The distillery Foursquare is located in Barbados. Rums from Foursquare have been reviewed 5,520 times with an average of 8.3/10.


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