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Chairman's Reserve Original Rum

Chairman's Reserve Original Rum

  • Dark Rum
  • Saint Lucia, 700ml
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Rich dark amber in colour, typical pot still richness comes through the aromas carried by whiffs of cooked banana, caramelized fruits and spicy oak derived vanilla. A well-balanced mid-palate provides structure around flavours of chocolate, golden raisin, tobacco and clove, which dissipates over a long creamy finish.

  • Distillery:  Saint Lucia Distillers
  • Type: Dark/Golden Rum
  • Region: Saint Lucia
  • Alcohol: 40%
  • Volume: 700ml
  • Goes with: Neat or over ice

Chairman’s Reserve was first blended in 1999, overseen by then Chairman, Laurie Barnard, as a special project to create a fine quality rum that can represent the iconic style of St. Lucian rum. As a simple line of distinction, Chairman’s Reserve starts with selected aged rums of both Coffey column stills and copper pot stills, married together after maturation, and then re-entered into oak for blending and final finishing. The end result has become the flagship St. Lucian rum known for its harmonious well-rounded finesse and style with tremendous character for cocktails and sipping experiences.

SAINT LUCIA'S FINEST RUM

Saint Lucia's Finest Rum, Chairman's Reserve, is as iconic as the Piton Mountains which adorn its bottle. Pour a glass and you'll be instantly transported to the gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of lush rainforest, and lively nightlife full of tradition and culture which embody Saint Lucia.

THE ART OF BLENDING

You won't find an age statement on a bottle of Chairman's Reserve. This is because they believe in the philosophy set forth by the late "Chairman" Laurie Barnard, which this quote of his can best summarize:

“We do not put age statements on our rums because we believe passionately that complexity and balance can only be maximized by blending old, complex, but often ‘woody’ rums with fresher but characterful rums.”

Though Laurie passed in 2012, his quality control and blending team continues to embrace the techniques and standards passed down to them through his tutelage. Saint Lucia Distillers head blender, Deny Duplessis, tastes each batch of Chairman's reserve to ensure that the quality and consistency live up to the internationally recognised name of Chairman's Reserve - Saint Lucia's finest rum.

SAINT LUCIA DISTILLERS

St. Lucia Distillers is the last remaining distillery in Saint Lucia and was a result of a merger between the two then remaining distilleries in 1972. Following the collapse of the sugar industry and the last sugar estate closing in Saint Lucia in the 1960s, previous on-island sources of molasses were extinguished. St. Lucia Distillers adapted to the times and began importing molasses from neighbouring islands by tanker boat, using the convenient depth of the nearby bay, Roseau Bay, to anchor.

St. Lucia Distillers is globally known for its vast variety of rums due to the many tools at our disposal. Three pot stills, one Coffey column still, different raw materials, a wide variety of barrel types, two different yeast types, unique local herbs and fruits for infusions, and the hot Caribbean sun all make for an array of products of the highest quality -  all of which embody the DNA of Saint Lucian rum. 

  • Gold - 2019 International Spirits Challenge - Rum Aged No Age Statement
  • Silver Outstanding - 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Rum - Golden
  • Bronze - 2018 International Spirits Challenge - Rum Aged No Age Statement
  • Gold & Best In Class - 2008 International Wine and Spirit Competition

     

     


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