Restoration & Preservation

In 1996 when they needed to expand their rum operations, the Seale family restored the existing 1737 “Distill House” and Sugar Factory in St. Philip, Barbados rather than build new. Foursquare Distillery is now a designated national heritage site & folk museum, in addition to the working rum operation, with the welcoming sign “We are an environmentally friendly facility, and proud of it!”

Thoughtful Production

Waste Management

Energy Conservation

100% solar energy production is possible at Foursquare from roofs-full of panels that came online in 2020, further reducing carbon footprint.

Heat is captured from water & steam in the distillation process and re-used to minimize energy consumption.

The barrels used for aging are most often “recycled” or second use like ex-bourbon, Madeira, Zinfandel, or Port casks instead of virgin wood. After making the long journey to Barbados, barrels stay on-island, forgoing any additional shipping to be used for as many more years as possible – imparting beautiful flavor. Once they are inert (“used up”) the barrels are chipped & re-used as fuel to re-char the inside of newly arrived barrels.

In the U.S. & beyond

Thoughtful Marketing