Chairman’s Reserve Original Saint Lucia Rum 70cl
A lovely rich rum with flavours of banana, spice and caramel
Rich dark amber in colour, typical pot still richness comes through the aromas carried by whiffs of cooked banana, caramelised 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.
The Barnard family first settled in Saint Lucia in the 1820's and established their distillery in the 1930's, by making rum from molasses produced by the islands massive sugar plantations. Due to the rise of European sugar beet, the local sugar industry was forced into extinction. This led 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 the history behind them, 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.