St. Lucia Distillers continues to build its reputation globally with the Chairman’s Reserve rum including on a list of the 21 Best Rums of the 21st Century.
The ranking is being done by the Robb Report.
The Chairman’s Reserve 1931 is ranked at #13 this week. Here is an extract from the Robb Report ranking the Chairman’s Reserve.
“St. Lucia Distillers, which has been the only distillery on the island since 1972, has seen its profile and its reputation increase quite a bit in the last decade. That’s due in part to this complex and refined rum, first released as a limited edition in 2011 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the distillery.
Since then it’s been reworked to become a perennial part of the range. The 1931 has a lot of moving parts—a blend of molasses and sugarcane rums, distilled in a variety of pot and column stills, and aged between 6-11 years in ex-bourbon and (in a very small amount) ex-port casks.
It’s a testament to the blenders that it works so seamlessly. Butterscotch, ripe peach and melon predominate on the nose. The palate is drier, herbaceous with an oaky spice, along with hints of dark chocolate and menthol. The finish is long and dry and makes a follow- up sip almost inevitable. A unique one, even within the Chairman’s Reserve portfolio.