Well, the Zinfandel cask blend was “Mark 4” of the Exceptional Cask Selection from Foursquare, the first being a 1998 vintage, the second being the 9 year old port cask…..so where is number 3?
Well, right here
A vintage release, 2004, of rums from both column and pot stills that have been aged for 11 tropical years in ex-bourbon casks. No mixing of cask types here. Bottled at full proof, which in this case is a hearty 59% abv.
As expected, the initial bottles over at MasterOfMalt sold out within a few hours. If previous releases are anything to go buy more stock will turn up at some point, and at other online retailers of course. (Image from Masterofmalt.com)
And it looks like we’re being spoilt (in the UK) by Mr Seale at the moment as I’ve also noticed a new Doorly’s has landed, again at MoM. This time we’re getting an 8 year old which brings the range up to; 5yo, XO ,8yo and 12yo. I’m not going to speculate where this leaves the XO as it seems to be sitting in a odd place between the 5 and 8, let’s hope it’s still sticking around. (Image from Masterofmalt.com)