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The Barnard family first settled in St. Lucia in the 1930’s and established their distillery by making rum from the molasses produced by the island’s massive sugar plantations. Due to the rise of the European sugar beet, the local sugar industry was forced into extinction. This lead 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 this history behind him, 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.
Chairman’s Spiced Rum begins with the original Chairman’s Reserve Rum steeped with “Bois Bandé”, a local Caribbean wood culturally known for its aphrodisiac qualities. Added to the rum are local spices and fruit such as cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, allspice, lemon and orange peels. It’s a blend of Coffey and pot still rums aged separately by batch and by style of still in ex-Bourbon barrels, then blended and rested in oak vats for an additional six months. The local fruits and spices are added over the final six months of finishing.
Deep mahogany in colour with a supple red hue. An expressive aroma of bitter orange, nutmeg, cinnamon and sweet raisin leads to a sweet and rich mouthfeel bursting with exotic spices, and balanced with crisp citrus character. An epicurean and complex spiced rum.
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