three-column vacuum still, pot stills
at least 5 years in American oak ex-whiskey casks
Alcohol by volume:
The colorfully feathered Ara Macao is a symbol of Honduras, yet its presence is not confined solely to this region; the parrot graces the expanses of the Amazon basin and even finds its place 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.
Guided by Richard Seale, the proprietor and Master Distiller at Foursquare, who also oversees the production of the Doorly's series, the group has been called rum fascists, sugar police or virgin monks. Why? 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 have the remarkable ability to mimic human speech. The key is their willingness to do so.
In contrast to the nearby volcanic islands, Barbados possesses a limestone structure that yields excellent potable water. Sugar cane primarily comes from Guyana, and yeast from South Africa is employed to ferment the molasses. The fermentation process itself is computer controlled. A three-column vacuum still produces the lighter rum, while a copper double retort pot still is responsible for the richer variant. Foursquare blends the distillates prior to the maturation. The rum is then aged for a minimum of five years in American white oak barrels after Jack Daniels.