The Barnard family first settled in Saint Lucia in the 1820's and established their distillery in the 1930's by making rum from molasses produced by the islands massive sugar plantations. Due to the rise of European sugar beet, the local sugar industry was forced into extinction. This led 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 the history behind them, 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 Reserve was first blended in 1999, overseen by then Chairman, Laurie Barnard, as a special project to create a fine quality rum that can represent the iconic style of St. Lucian rum. Chairman's Reserve White Rum is a blend of three to four year old rums distilled in a combination of copper pot stills and Coffey stills and has been aged in American white oak casks, it is then filtered at a low pressure to remove colour but not flavour. This white rum delivers refreshing citrus notes, complexity, and a balance creating the perfect foundation for cocktails and other mixed drinks.

Nose: Clean, refreshing citrus nose with hints of raisin and boiled sweets.

Palate: Dry at first, then sweet raisin with hints of cream, zesty citrus lime and a long balanced finish.