Chairman's Reserve Admiral Rodney 'Formidable' Aged Rum (80 proof)
Item Number: 12708
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 Formidable contains rums pulled exclusively from the lowest possible portion of the Coffey still resulting in a much heavier and more flavorful rum. The base distillates are then aged in used American white oak bourbon casks for a minimum of 9 to 12 years in tropical heat, which significantly speeds up maturation.
Tasting Notes: Intense dark golden color with a nose of wonderful honeyed raisin fruit, spiced and vanilla. A complex palate of luscious sweet sultana fruit balanced with a toasty oak. A Long finish leaves a lasting impression of brilliance.
"There’s so much depth and complexity to this Rum…..you have to remind yourself that it’s a Coffey Column spirit...Very very good rum." - Rum Diaries Blog (July 15, 2018)
About the Name: Admiral Rodney is credited for saving St. Lucia from French control. Launched in August 1777, HMS Formidable was Admiral Rodney’s flagship in the famous Battle of the Saints. Formidable was in the center of the British fleet and took advantage of a sudden change of wind to "break the line" and sail into the French fleet unleashing her 98 guns on Admiral de Grasse’s ships. Fighting with gusto and courage, Formidable’s gallantry has inspired an exceptional rum that celebrates valor, honor, and service.