ABOUT OUR RUMS
Chairman’s Reserve White is a unique blend of aged and unaged pot and column distilled rums. A truly robust and flavorful spirit, this expertly crafted rum fully embraces the DNA of the Chairman’s Reserve collection. Its clean, crisp, mouthfeel and creamy citrus notes make it ideal for mixing, and a favorite amongst bartenders around the world.
Rum Blend: Blend of pot and column still rums.
Maturation: 2-3 years aged in ex-Bourbon barrels then charcoal filtered to remove color
Tasting Notes: Clear and white in clarity and color. Toasted marshmallow, banana bread, and confectioners sugar on the nose. Dry on the palate with notes of lime, coconut, and grilled pineapple which conclude in a lingering finish as is to be expected with such a quality spirit.
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.
RUM BLEND: A marriage of aged rums distilled from Coffey and pot stills
MATURATION: 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.
TASTING NOTES: 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 wellbalanced mid-palate provides structure around flavors of chocolate, golden raisin, tobacco and clove, which dissipates over a long creamy finish.
Chairman’s Legacy is a tribute to Laurie Barnard, the “Chairman” of St. Lucia Distillers who inspired and created the iconic brand Chairman’s Reserve. His vision to define and reinvent the Saint Lucian rum category was unlike anything the rum category had seen before or has seen since. While other distilleries were purchasing column stills to increase production, Laurie was investing in eclectic barrel types, small pot stills, a proprietary yeast strain, and sugarcane. He believed that the best rum was not achieved from one barrel, but by blending different components together of different ages, finishes, styles, and base materials.
RUM BLEND: Chairman’s Legacy showcases the art of blending pot and column still rums. In addition to traditional molasses-based rums, “Legacy” features the addition of sugarcane juice distillate, a trademark of Laurie since the day he grew sugarcane around the distillery to isolate the signature proprietary yeast Chairman’s Reserve is so famous for.
MATURATION: Five and six year old rum is tropically aged separately by batch and still type in ex-bourbon barrels before being expertly blended.
TASTING NOTES: Mahogany hue in the glass. Pineapple, banana, and vanilla on the nose. Intense grilled tropical fruit and spice on the palate persist throughout a long wonderful finish.
Chairman’s Reserve The Forgotten Casks is an extra-aged sipping rum crafted to mimic rum found in the original forgotten casks of Chairman’s Reserve, which were preserved from St. Lucia Distillers horrific fire on May 2, 2007. The cellar master was forced to find unusual storage space for his rum barrels during the rehabilitation of the distillery, and these casks were misplaced during this time of confusion. These “forgotten casks” resulted in rum which was too old for the original Chairman’s Reserve blend, so it was decided that this rum would be released on its own and was received with worldwide acclaim. St. Lucia Distillers continues to hold back select Chairman’s Reserve for extra aging to offer a limited release of “The Forgotten Casks.”
RUM BLEND: A blend of Coffey and pot stills
MATURATION: The original Chairman’s Reserve recipe is matured an additional three years in ex-bourbon barrels after blending, for a soft elegant blend of rum from 8-11 years old.
TASTING NOTES: Rich, dark, gold mahogany color with an intense nose of sweet raisins, cigar tobacco, amber honey and vanilla. A warm palate offers grilled tropical fruit and candied walnuts rounded with soft spices that persist throughout a long wonderful finish.
Chairman’s Reserve Limited Edition 1931 is a tribute to the rum philosophy and craft established by our founder, Denis Barnard, when he established his distillery in 1931, which has become today one of Saint Lucia’s most cherished treasures, St. Lucia Distillers.
BLEND AND MATURATION: A seamless blend of Coffey and pot still rums aged from 6 to 11 years in Bourbon and Port casks. The majority of the 1931 blend comes from traditional molasses rum, while the hidden spunk of the spirit is influenced by the inclusion of Lucian agricultural rum produced from fresh sugarcane growing in the fields adjacent to the distillery.
TASTING NOTES: Vibrant medium gold in color with a subtle bronze hue, the character of the rum is highlighted by the expressive aromas of honied raisins and vibrant toasty oak notes followed by hints of leather, spice and tobacco. A well-balanced mid-palate provides structure around flavors of rich sultana fruit with hints of crème caramel and buttery oak. At first a sweet raisin fruit, trailed by dry and tannic flavors from the oak barrels. A hint of grassy aromatic sweetness from the sugarcane distillate gives a unique, hedonistic but balanced element to finish of the rum.
Chairman’s Spiced Rum begins with the original Chairman’s Reserve steeped with “Bois Bandé,” a local Caribbean bark culturally known for its aphrodisiac qualities. Added to the rum are local spices and fruits such as cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, allspice, lemon, and orange peels.
RUM BLEND: A blend of Coffey and pot still rums aged and finished with local fruits and spices
MATURATION: Aged separately by batch and by type of still in ex-Bourbon barrels, then blended and rested in oak vats for an additional six months. Local fruits and spices are added over the final six months of finishing.
TASTING NOTES: Deep mahogany color with a supple red hue. An expressive aroma of bitter orange, nutmeg, cinnamon, and sweet raisin lead to a sweet and rich mouthfeel bursting with exotic spices and balanced with crisp citrus character. An epicurean and complex spiced rum.
RUM BLEND: Vintage 2009 is a unique blend of 11 year old rums from our pot stills (John Dore 2 & Vendome) and our Coffey still.
MATURATION: The rums are aged independently for 11 years in ex-bourbon barrels before being expertly blended by our head blender, Deny Duplessis. They are then reintroduced to the oak for a few more months in order to perfectly incorporate.
Color: Vibrant golden brown color.
Nose: Intense honeyed raisin nose with toffee, banana, vanilla, and tobacco tones.
Palate: Concentrated and powerful palate with sweet candied tropical fruits, tobacco, and spices. Buttery toasted oak gives structure and depth as well as a smooth complex finish of leather and dark chocolate.