THE FORGOTTEN CASKS
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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.
The Forgotten Casks of Chairman’s Reserve is an extra aged sipping rum crafted to mimix rum found in the original forgotten casks of Chairman’s Reserve, which were preserved from St. Lucia Distillers horrific fire on May 2nd in 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 misplaced during time of confusion. These forgotten casks gave him rum too old for the original Chairman’s Reserve, so it was decided this rum would be released on its own, as an extra aged Chairman’s Reserve to worldwide acclaim. St. Lucia Distillers continues to hold back select Chairman’s Reserve for extra ageing to offer a limited release of the Chairman’s Reserve The Forgotten Casks.
Rich, dark, gold mahogany colour with an intense nose of vanilla sweet rosins, cigar tobacco, amber honey and vanilla. A warm palate offers grilled tropical fruit and candied walnuts rounded with soft spices that persist throughout a long wonderful finish.