Chairman's Reserve Rum (80 proof)
Item Number: 5617
Country: St. Lucia
Grape(s): Sugar/ Molasses
Type: Spirits - Rum
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 40
Chairman's Reserve rum is the flagship St. Lucian rum; it is known for its harmonious well-rounded finesse and style with tremendous character for cocktails and sipping experiences. Chairman's Reserve starts with selected aged rums of both Coffey column stills and copper pot stills, married together after maturation, and then re-entered into oak for blending and final finishing.
Distillation: The rums are distilled using three artisan distillation techniques: coffey column still, John Dore copper pot and Kentucky bourbon Vendome pot still. The rums are aged separately by batch and type of still for about 5 years in ex-bourbon barrels (primarily Buffalo Trace). They are then blended and rested in oak for an additional six to nine months. This process accounts for the long and memorable finish.
Tasting Notes: Dark amber in color, typical pot still richness comes through the aromas carried by whiffs of cooked banana, caramelized fruits and spicy oak derived vanilla. A well-balanced midpalate provides structure around flavors of chocolate, golden raisin, tobacco and clove, which dissipates over a long, creamy finish.
Authentic Caribbean Rum: Chairman’s Reserve Rum is the first rum in the US to bear the Authentic Caribbean Rum (ACR) marquee. The ACR marquee has been developed to serve as a visual symbol of provenance and quality, designed to help trade and consumers identify exceptional products produced from sugar cane juice or molasses within the ACP Caribbean region that meet rigorous industry standards of product quality. For more information visit: www.truerum.
Chairman's Reserve Rum featured in Drinkhacker.com 1/4/2018
"As noted, this is a blend of column and pot still rum with an average age of 5 years old, there’s ample hogo on the nose, along with notes of burnt matches, cooked fruit, and coconut husk. The palate is bold and aggressive, though the initial funk is quickly whisked away by a surfeit of fruit: green banana, coconut, apricot, and some fleeting floral notes on the finish. It’s sweet and complex enough to sip on its own, but also intrepid enough to stand up to a complicated tiki drink."