Foursquare Rum Distillery

Founded in 1926, R L Seale & Company Limited is a fourth generation, 100% Barbadian family-owned business whose flagship operation, Foursquare Rum Distillery, is one of the world’s few remaining independent rum producers.

In the modern era, under the stewardship of current Chairman Sir David Seale and CEO and Master Distiller Richard Seale, Foursquare has earned high regard for the integrity of its brand and the high quality of its products. While remaining a small player in terms of the global market, by specializing in premium quality artisanal rums rather than high volume products, Foursquare Distillery has established a gilded reputation as one of the finest rum producers in the world.

Perhaps most widely known for its classic labels – Doorly’s, Old Brigand and E.S.A Field – Foursquare is gaining increasing recognition amongst connoisseurs for the outstanding quality of its limited release Exceptional Cask Selections. Recent outstanding examples of Richard Seale’s innovative approach to rum blending and maturation in a variety of ex-Bourbon, Port, Madeira and Zinfandel casks, include Foursquare Touchstone, Redoutable and Indelible.      

Fuelled by his passion and commitment to produce super-premium rums, Richard Seale has set himself the goal of raising the global appreciation of rum to match that of the world’s finest Cognac and single-malt Scotch Whisky. And current evidence certainly indicates that he has succeeded in impressing his fellow spirits industry professionals, with Foursquare Rum Distillery repeatedly earning multiple international awards, including unprecedented success at the world’s oldest and most prestigious event, the International Wines & Spirits Competition (IWSC).

Having previously been awarded the much sought-after 2021 Outstanding Spirits Producer Trophy, ahead of the leading producers of all other spirits, Richard Seale was later honoured as the IWSC Industry Champion for 2023. This was a tremendous accolade for Richard personally, for Foursquare Distillery, and for Barbados Rum.

The rums of Fourquare Rum Distillery

While you are in Barbados, you have a golden opportunity to enjoy the some of the world’s finest rum, so ask for one of the Foursquare labels by name. You might even like to take some home.