Doorly's 5 YO

Owner

Manufacturer:

R.L. Seale & Company Ltd

Price approx:

25

Origins

Terroir:

Barbados

Regulations:

Authentic Caribbean Rum (ACR)

Classification

Style:

british, bajan

Gargano:

single traditional blended rum
raw material

Raw material:

molasses

distillation

Distillation:

three-column vacuum still, pot stills

aging

Aging:

at least 5 years in American oak ex-whiskey casks

sugar added

Sugar added:

no

alcohol by volume

Alcohol by volume:

40%

additives

Additives:

no

Pretext

The colorfully feathered Ara Macao is a symbol of Honduras, but we will meet the parrot widely in the Amazon basin, as well as on the Doorly's 5 YO label. Even if the species is not directly threatened with extinction, it's gradually losing its habitat and falls often victim to poachers. IUCN took the macaw under its protective wing, while the Guardians of Rum initiative stood up for the craft rum.


The group is led by Richard Seale, owner of and Master Distiller at Foursquare, and at the same time producer of Doorly's series. They have been called rum fascists, sugar police or virgin monks, just because they prefer traditional production methods over modern ones, advocate transparency in determining the age statements, and finally urge the purity of the distillate to be kept, free from all kinds of additives.


Each purchase is some kind of statement. Macaws can learn to mimic the human voice.  As long as that's what they want.

Procedure

Unlike the neighboring islands of volcanic origin, Barbados has a limestone structure with excellent potable water. The sugar cane is mainly imported from Guyana, and the yeast used to ferment the molasses comes from South Africa. The fermentation process itself is computer controlled. The lighter rum comes from a three-column vacuum still, the heavier one from a copper double retort pot still. Foursquare blends its distillates before maturation. The rum is aged for a minimum of five years in American white oak barrels (Jack Daniels barrels).

Aroma
Bouquet was not officially specifed.
Juicy apricot, mandarin, almond oil. Oak, toffee.
— as examined by RumExam
Taste
Bouquet was not officially specifed.
Mandarin, tobacco.
— as examined by RumExam
Afterburn
Bouquet was not officially specifed.
Apricot peel, cherry stone.
— as examined by RumExam
⁖Reviewed on: October 16th, 2020