Tuesday 28 May 2013

Chairman's Reserve - The Forgotten Casks

OK, so a quick review of Chairman’s Reserve - The Forgotten Casks from St Lucia Distillers.

The story goes that in 2007 there was a fire at St Lucia Distillers which destroyed a lot of their storage and ageing facility, barrels were stashed anywhere they could find and some were put under the floorboards and promptly forgotten about. Fast forward to 2011 and these were found, tasted and released as a limited edition.
  • 40% ABV
  • A blend of 7-12 years old rums
  • Aged in Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and Buffalo Trace barrels
  • Colour – Dark golden
  • Nose –Light, bit of vanilla, raisins and toffee with the toffee really coming through as it warms up in the glass
  • Flavour – Very smooth, slips down nicely with a gentle warmth, you get the aforementioned vanilla and raisin together with a wee bit of banana bread and some spicy cinnamon hints.
At around £35 a bottle this is an absolute bargain and compares very well to bottles at the £45 to £50 price point, a very enjoyable sipping rum which has a real depth of flavour and character.

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