By: David Othenin-Girard
K&L Staff Member
It truly is astonishing that we've been able to secure the quantities of this special rum like never before. Typically, the yearly special release arrives and disappears within days. For the first time in a long while, we've been able to jockey for a significant amount of the years top release and that means hopefully we'll have it for at least a little while. But then again, maybe not. This is the best special release extremely short-lived and now highly collectible "Dominus." Appropriately named, Foursquare has truly become rum nobility. The color is chestnut sherry. The nose is an explosive cocktail of dried mint, roasted clove, Tahitian vanilla, wild honey, lacquer box and freshly dried grapes. On the palate the telltale depth of the double retort pot still is front and center, but framed by a gorgeous platter of tropical fruits, spices, macadamia/hazelnut, more honey and some herbal tea, maybe lemon verbena. Long warming and overtly pleasurable, it doesn't show the heat at 122 proof and I think adding water isn't necessary considering the particularly well appointed package, but if you do add water, you'll notice the immense body coming forward. Rich and viscous. Adding weight and sweetness, while taming some of the spice, but not all. I think there are very few spirits lovers that would argue that this isn't one of best bottles of any kind in the store right now.