This Single Blended Rum is crafted from both artisanal pot and traditional twin column Coffey distilled molasses rums, both 12 years of age. One rum has been aged for 12 years entirely in ex-Bourbon barrels, the other for 12 years entirely in ex-Madeira casks. Bottled at 48% ABV – 96 Proof. No sugar added. No flavor additives. Foursquare Rum Distillery is located on a former sugar plantation that dates back to approximately 1720, within the tiny Caribbean island of Barbados. The distillery was re-opened by the Seale family in 1996, distilling operations and blending are currently directed by Richard Seale, 4th Generation Trader/Distiller of R.L. Seale & Co. Exceptional Cask Selections represent the unique, and rare offerings of Foursquare that Richard has hand-selected, his personal aging experiments only released when he feels they are of exceptional quality. These are one-of-a-kind expressions, available for a limited time, and showcasing truly unique approaches to both rum blending and maturation. All of the Exceptional Cask Selections have been matured in Barbados in a tropical climate – accelerating multiple aspects of the maturation process, in many cases aging 2-3x faster than if in Europe or a more temperate climate.