Mossburn Speyside 12YO Foursquare Rum Cask Finish (70cl, 57.7%)
Get to know: Mossburn Speyside 12YO Foursquare Rum Cask Finish (70cl, 57.7%)
Mossburn x Foursquare is the first in an annual Cask Collaboration Series. This is a limited edition bottling of 1,200 bottles.
The spirit started life as a classic expression of Speyside Malt Whisky, first aged for more than 12 years in ex-bourbon casks before re-aging in American oak casks that previously contained mature Foursquare rums.
Bottled at batch strength this limited edition release is complex and well balanced, with spicy and sweet with notes of peppermint, nutmeg, Christmas cake, marmalade, a subtle banana and vanilla on the nose. The palate offers toffee apples, sweet spices and gingerbread. A little perfumed character, bitter orange peel and rum/raisin undertones. It finished long, sweet and spicy.
The first bottling under the Mossburn name was released in 2017 as a range of classic Independent Bottler Malts. In the nearly three decades prior, the team developed and honed its skills in blending and bottling whiskies and a variety of other spirits. Their combined experience spans generations, with over a century of continuous family history in the Scotch Whisky industry.