Chairman's Reserve The Forgotten Casks Rum (700ml)

$120. 00 Bottle
$1440.00 Dozen
ABV: 40%
On May 2nd 2007 St. Lucia Distillers was struck by a major fire which destroyed the administration and blending facility. Mercifully most of the distillery was spared but suffered great problems with storage space for the casks. In the melee that followed cellar master, Mr. Cyril Mangal, was forced to find space for ageing casks in the most unusual places. Having done so the cellar team had a memory lapse and forgot the casks that had been laid down for the Chairman's Reserve. These casks were discovered recently and upon tasting were found to contain a wonderfully complex rum which was decided to offer as a limited release.

A blend of Coffey and pot stills, maturation took place in American white oak casks - Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and Buffalo Trace - separately by still, then blended and reintroduced to oak for a further 5 years. Non chill filtered for maximum flavour.

The producers say to expect: " Wonderfully intense aromas of sultana and hints of tobacco and vanilla from the oak with sweet honeyed fruit and spices giving a wonderfully balanced and complex flavour profile..." 40% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... Gold Medal & Best in Class at the IWSC 2011