Chairman's Reserve Admiral Rodney 'Princessa' Aged Rum (80 proof)
Item Number: 12702
Country: St. Lucia
Grape(s): Sugar / Molasses
Type: Spirits - Rum
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 40
The Admiral Rodney series of rare and matured rums are handcrafted at St. Lucia Distillers using traditional methods and an unbreakable commitment to quality. All Admiral Rodney rums are distilled using the distillery's 45-plate Coffey still, which was commissioned in 1984. Admiral Rodney rums are extracted from the bottom plates of the Coffey still as these distillates have the balance of flavors which enable a long maturation period to provide intensity and complexity. All of the rums are aged in old bourbon barrels. The only difference between the three is their age statement. Each individual expression shows the meticulous talents of the St. Lucia Distiller’s Master Blender Evanus Harris.
Distillation & Aging: Admiral Rodney Princessa contains rums aged between 5 and 9 years in used American white oak bourbon casks in tropical heat, which significantly speeds up maturation.
Tasting Notes: The Princessa rum has a deep mahogany color with honeyed raisins on the nose and a hint of vanilla and tobacco. Sweet and intense brown sugar and creme brulee tones are balanced by dry toasty oak. The complex rum finishes with good oak integration, caramel, and tropical spice.
About the Name: Admiral Rodney is credited for saving St. Lucia from French control. HMS Princessa was originally a Spanish vessel captured by the British in 1780 at the battle of Cape St. Vincent. Captained by Charles Knatchbull with Rear Admiral Francis Samuel Drake abroad, this 70-gun ship was one of the first ships to engage the French in the Battle of the Saints. Fighting valiantly, the Princessa engaged the enemy throughout the battle, which inspires a rum of power and integrity.