Doorly's 5 YO

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, 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.

Procedure

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.

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

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
⁖Reviewed on: October 16th, 2020