ST. LUCIA DISTILLERS
ADMIRAL RODNEY HMS ROYAL OAK
EXTRA OLD SAINT LUCIA RUM
ADMIRAL GEORGE B.RODNEY
1ST BARON RODNEY KB (1718 - 1792)
Admiral G. Rodney was a brillant naval strategist, an inveterate gambler and an unscrupulous collector of the spoils of war. He will forever be remembered as the Admiral who broke the French line at the Battle of the Saints thus ensuring British domination of the Caribbean. The Admiral Rodney series of award winning rums celebrates this famous naval battle and toasts the courage and valour of British sailours who “broke the line” and vanquished the French fleet.
HMS ROYAL OAK
The HMS Royal Oak was in the vanguard of ships to engage the French in the famous Battle of the Saints. Captained by Thomas Burnett the Royal Oak manauvered skillfully and brought to bear all of her 74 guns on the enemy for the duration of the battle. With 8 men lost and 20 wounded Royal Oak played an integral role in the first skirmished of the battle and encouraged us to create a rum of rarity, intensity and boldness.
HMS Royal Oak contains our original blend of Coffey Still rums aged in American white oak Bourbon casks between 7 to 12 years.
Nose: A nose of prunes, raisin fruit, toasty oak and tropical spices.
Palate: An intense mouth-feel of sweet sultana fruit, tobacco and chocolate, with vanilla from the oak. Complex finish with sweet fruit, caramel and spice.
70cl - 40% abv