Welcome to Chairman's Reserve
Finest Saint Lucia Rum
Chronicles of Heritage
The Barnard family first settled in St. Lucia in the 1930’s and established their distillery by making rum from the molasses produced by the island’s massive sugar plantations. Due to the rise of the European sugar beet, the local sugar industry was forced into extinction. This lead to negative effects on the island’s growing rum trade. With few choices remaining, the last two distilleries formed a joint venture and consolidated their operations to the picturesque Roseau Valley, creating what is known today as St. Lucia Distillers. With this history behind him, Laurie Barnard took it upon himself to restore St. Lucia’s rum providence and created Chairman’s Reserve, which has re-established the prestige of St. Lucia’s rum culture.
Since the last sugar plantation in St. Lucia closed in the 1960’s, extinguishing the previous source of molasses, St. Lucia Distillers has sourced rich molasses from British Guyana. With a long-standing commitment to only use Guyanese molasses, and the small capacity of the distillery; Chairman’s Reserve is predicated on top quality and distinction. Having multiple vats of molasses with various yeast strains, and the diversity of a two column still and a variety of pot stills, the distiller and master blender have superb opportunities to craft a wide spectrum of enchanting flavors. This has made Chairman’s Reserve an absolute “must-have” rum.
The Spirit of Saint Lucia
A genuine, natural landscape of gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of unspoiled rainforest and the majestic Piton Mountains, are sure to indulge every taste. Natural waterfalls, breath-taking views, friendly locals and authentic culture impress the most travelled individuals for a holiday with lasting memories.
1. CHAIRMAN’S OLD FASHIONED
2 oz. Chairman’s Reserve Rum (choose Forgotten Cask for a special occasion)
1 teaspoon of sugar in the raw
3 dashes of Angostura bitters
Large orange zest
Muddle the sugar and bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Add large piece(s) of ice and add Chairman’s Reserve Rum. Stir gently and finish with a twist of a large orange zest.
2. MAI TAI
1 oz. Chairman’s Reserve Rum
1 oz. Rhum Agricole Ambré/Vieux
½ oz. Créole Shrubb
1 oz. fresh lime juice
½ sugarcane syrup
In a mixing glass, pour Chairman’s Reserve Rum, aged Rhum Agricole, Créole Shrubb, fresh lime juice, orgeat, sugarcane syrup over 2 cups of fresh crushed ice. Shake hard and pour unstrained into a double old-fashioned glass. Sink your spent lime shell in the drink, and garnish with a mint sprig.
Island Flavor Cocktails
3. CHAIRMAN’S CABLE CAR
2 oz. Chairman’s Reserve Spiced Rum
¾ oz. Créole Shrubb
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
Into a cocktail shaker with ice, pour Chairman’s Reserve Spiced Rum, Créole Shrubb, and fresh lemon juice. Shake hard and strain into a cinnamon sugar rimmed cocktail coupe. Garnish with an orange spiral.
4. ST. LUCIAN SWIZZLE
2 oz. Chairman’s Reserve Rum
¾ oz. falernum
1 oz. fresh lime juice
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Mint sprig garnish
In a large Collins glass, build Chairman’s Reserve Rum, falernum, fresh lime juice, and top off the glass with crush ice. Swizzle hard for 10 seconds. Add more crushed ice and add 2 dashes of bitters and garnish with a mint sprig.
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A white rum from St Lucia’s Chairman’s Reserve. It’s aged like the rest of their rums, but then filtered to remove the colour
while keeping its rich flavour.
A limited-edition rum from Chairman’s Reserve, blended from casks that had been forgotten about after the fire that seriously damaged the distillery in 2007. Having lost a lot of warehouse space, they put the casks wherever they could and finding a parcel of these lost casks they have created this older-than-usual expression.
Chairman’s Reserve is a blend of double distilled pot still and continuous still rums from the beautiful island of St. Lucia. A worthy winner of a Gold Medal and ‘Best in Class’ award at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2008.