Chairman’s Reserve Rum – Original
Chairman’s Reserve rum 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 rum 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.
A marriage of aged rums distilled from Coffey and pot stills
Aged separately by batch and type of still in ex-Bourbon barrels, then blended and rested in oak vats for an additional six months. Average age of the blend is 5 years.
Rich dark amber in color, 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 flavors of chocolate, golden raisin, tobacco and clove, which dissipates over a long creamy finish.
Tasting Notes: Pale gold colour with pale hue. Appealing, generous aromas of raisin toast, polished boards, fresh pinecone, nutmeg and cocoa. The palate is light to medium bodied and delivers lengthy off-dry flavours of spicy plum pudding, cocoa, raisin and spice. Excellent balance & persistence. Finishes dry with exceptionally long raisin toast & polished board aftertaste. 40% Alc./Vol.