Distilled in 2003, this is a blend of copper double retort pot still and traditional coffee still rum. Aged in Tropics for 12 years in ex-Madeira casks and 2 years in ex-Bourbon casks, it was bottled at barrel proof in December 2017.
Destino was born from the joint venture between Richard Seale, owner of the Foursquare Distillery and Luca Gargano owner of Velier. Richard himself chose the name “Destino” in honour to the meeting and collaboration between him and Luca.
One of 2610 bottles.
Run by family Seale since several generations, Foursquare distillery is the most technologically advanced distillery in the Carribean with a history of rum making dating back to 1820. Reginald Leon Seale is the name of one of the oldest Barbados rum productor who set up a distribution business in Bridgetown at the beginnig of the last century. Nowadays Richard Seale is the master distiller and owner of the Foursquare Distillery and thanks to him, a radical modernization has taken place.
Despite being sat in the middle of a sugar cane plantation, Foursquare imports most of their molasses from Guyana. The rums produced at Foursquare are all a blend of pot and column stills distillation, combined both before and after being barelled. All Foursquare rums do not contain sugar and are distilled and bottled in Barbados. Richard Seale in this regard calls himself a rum keeper, always sided against adulteration, the use of sugar and industrial multi-column. The distillery was designed to be energy efficient and has the most advanced recycling and waste disposal system on the island.
Velier was founded by the Chaix family in Genova in 1947 as a small traditional company specialised in the importation and distribution of wines, champagnes and spirits. In 1983, a young Luca Gargano, former brand ambassador for Saint James at that time, acquired shares in Velier. Under his influence the company began spacialising in the importation of outstanding spirits exclusively destinated to the Italian market. By the early 90s Luca heard about a legendary stock of Saint James rum dating back probably to 1885 and bottled in 1952. After a complex negotiation, he finally managed to acquire the entire stock. This was only the first of a list of legendary selections to come in the following years.
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