Chairman’s Reserve The Forgotten Casks Saint Lucia Rum
A warm palate offers grilled tropical fruit and candied walnuts rounded with soft spices.
The Forgotten Casks of Chairman's Reserve 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 appropriate however unusual storage space for his rum barrels during the rehabilitation of the distillery, and these casks were barrels misplaced during this time of confusion. These forgotten casks gave him rum too old for the original Chairman's Reserve blend, so it was decided this rum would be released on its own, as an extra aged Chairman's Reserve, to worldwide acclaim.
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.