The team behind The Single Malt Whisky Club is excited to launch The Rum Tribe!

From our 15 years experience in running a subscription club combined with our extensive worldwide contacts with distilleries, distributors and anyone else in spirits, we are very excited to bring the world of premium rum to our Australian members. We love whisky and we love premium rum, so it seemed like a great marriage of our love of premium spirits combined with our experience and platform in running a subscription club to let Australian customers experience rare, unique and hard to find premium rums.

We hope we can be part of your journey and love of premium rum as we explore the world, find you unique and hard to get rums in the hands of our members. As we grow we will bring on small batch extras and also our online shop to sell an additional bottles left over from our Rum of the Month releases.

Ahoy there! Enjoy…Brad and Brent.

Did you know that there is a ‘Cathedral of Rum’?

The Bacardi Rum Distillery in Cataño, Puerto Rico, is known as the “Cathedral of Rum.”

Visitors to the factory — said to be the largest premium rum distillery in the world — can choose between a historical tour, a rum tasting tour, or a mixology class, each of which provides an overview of the company’s process and history.

You can also ‘Bottle your own Bacardi’ at the Distillery. Yes…A special hands-on experience, you can hand fill your own bottle directly from the barrel on site where the exclusive rums are crafted.

Casa Bacardi (the factory’s formal name) also features the signature drink “Cuba Libre,” or rum and Coke mixed with lime. Bacardi claims the drink was invented by American soldiers in Cuba during the Spanish-American war. Bacardi itself was founded in 1862, when Don Facundo Bacardí Massó purchased a distillery in Santiago de Cuba. Bacardi’s lighter rum mixtures were a hit, and the company flourished even as it was forced to relocate. Today Bacardi is a liquor giant owning more than 200 brands, including Grey Goose vodka and Bombay Sapphire gin.

Sounds like a fun trip!

Please make way for our very first ‘Rum of the Month’… the Foursquare Sagacity Exceptional Cask Selection Mk XI.

The Foursquare Exceptional Cask Series have received worldwide acclaim and each release sees them more popular and thus, harder to get.  In fact – only 100 bottles of the Sagacity have been allocated to Australia… and we get first dibs for our members!

The Sagacity is a blend of rums from the same distillery – FourSquare. Spirit from both their traditional pot still, and a 2-column Coffey still is combined then divided again and aged 12 years in ex-Bourbon and ex-Madiera casks before being re-united and bottled. There is no sugar added, nor any flavour additives. It’s all about the spirit and the wood.

We know that more than a few of you have been eagerly awaiting our initial offering – probably for longer than you’ve been a member of the Tribe! It’s such an eagerly anticipated release we thought it fitting we should both offer it as our Rum of the Month – and organise it so the Rum Tribe will be the first in Australia to taste it! So please make way for our very first ‘Rum of the Month’… the Foursquare Sagacity Exceptional Cask Selection Mk XI.

The head distiller (and 4th generation distiller of R’L Seale & Co.), Richard Seale hand selects each cask to be blended for the Sagacity. Each Sagacity expression is a one-of-a-kind rum, with Richard selecting and blending only barrels that he deems to be of exceptional quality.

Foursquare Sagacity

  • PRICE : $149

  • ABV : 48%

  • BOTTLE: 700ml

  • REGION: Barbados

Foursquare Sagacity


A blend of 2 distinct 12-year Single Blended Rums, one aged for 12 years entirely in Ex-Bourbon barrels, the other aged for 12 years entirely in Ex-Madeira barrels. Bottled at 48% ABV. No Color. No Sugar. No Additives. No Filtration.


The Foursquare distillery is owned by R.L.Seale & Co which is a 4th generation family-owned rum trading company dating back to the 1920’s. Now run by David Seale and his son Richard – they oversaw the expansion of the family business to include distilling in 1995 with the purchase of an abandoned sugar refinery. After restoring, refurbishing and installation of fermentation tubs and custom-made distillation equipment, the distillery opened in 1996.

Richard aims to bring authentic Barbadian rums to market and prides himself on the purity of the rum he produces with no sweeteners added throughout any of his bottlings. Pushing boundaries and lifting the global perception of quality of rum, Richard often releases products that would surprise and delight any single malt connoisseur out there.

All Foursquare rums are made form a combination of pot-still distilled spirit and continuous column distilled new make. Their continuous column still is a technological marvel that operates under vacuum to allow distillation temperatures to be decreased.

A two-step fermentation process is used in all Foursquare rums, using a specific yeast imported from South Africa. This 2-step process is computer controlled with the temperature increased slowly and the molasses gradually added over 20 hours.

The majority of maturation at Foursquare is done in ex-bourbon casks. However, Richard loves to experiment with casks so Sherry, Port, Zinfandel and (in the case of the Sagacity) Madeira. They fill their casks at 65-68% alcohol to allow greater interaction between the spirit and the wood. The majority of producers not filling at less than 70% and many cask their spirit at levels approaching 80% abv. Foursquare age all their rum for a minimum of 2 years and pride themselves on never using flavouring additives in their rum.