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Foursquare Rum Tasting With Legend Richard Seale


It’s starting to feel like we’re on the cusp of something when it comes to rum.

For years this historic spirit has threatened to burst into hearts, minds and mouths of spirit drinkers across Australia, and it’s starting to feel like it might just happen.

How fitting, then, that we’re jubilant to announce that Richard Seale, a living icon of the rum world, will be stopping by The Oak Barrel on a whirlwind Australian tour this September. Seale, the owner, CEO and Master Distiller at the Foursquare Distillery in Barbados will be visiting Monday w7 September.

Foursquare is one of the island’s oldest and most prestigious distilleries. Home to the labels Doorly’s and Foursquare, these are today produced by Seale – a fourth generation producer on an island where rum has been made for nearly 400 years.

Not only is Foursquare steeped in tradition, but Seale is also been the force to make the distillery one of the world’s most progressive. Moving towards transparency in rum, both from a production and location sense, he’s collaborations with companies like Velier have produced outstanding, and highly sought-after products.

Indeed, it’s this new transparency and knowledge release that is starting to make it feel like premium rum’s time is just about to come.

As Richard takes us through his distillery, the past, present and future, we’ll sample a range of rums produced at the distillery under their various labels. They’ll be Foursquare, Doorly’s and more (with one or two surprises to be confirmed closer to the date).

One night only at The Oak Barrel while he’s here for Sydney Bar Week, so this is a rare chance to ingest some serious rum experience and flavours.

WHAT: Foursquare Tasting With Richard Seale
WHERE: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney
WHEN: Monday 17 September, doors open 6pm for a 6.30pm start
PRICE: Members $30 / Guest $40

Scott Fitzsimons