Chairman’s Reserve The Forgotten Cask Rum, St. Lucia
Chairman’s Reserve The Forgotten Casks is an extra-aged sipping rum crafted to mimic rum found in the original forgotten casks of Chairman’s Reserve, which were preserved from St. Lucia Distillers horrific fire on May 2, 2007. The cellar master was forced to find unusual storage space for his rum barrels during the rehabilitation of the distillery, and these casks were misplaced during this time of confusion. These “forgotten casks” resulted in rum which was too old for the original Chairman’s Reserve blend, so it was decided that this rum would be released on its own and was received with worldwide acclaim. St. Lucia Distillers continues to hold back select Chairman’s Reserve for extra aging to offer a limited release of “The Forgotten Casks.”
ABV: 40%, 700ml
Nose: Spicy and intense with coffee beans and cocoa, maple spice and vanilla, a little potpourri and coffee beans.
Palate: Dark rich spices, apricot jam, golden syrup, toffee brittle, coffee and treacle.
Finish: Plum and raisin.
In 1931, a new distillery was commissioned in the Mabouya Valley near Dennery in Saint Lucia. The distillery was founded by Denis Barnard and produced rum until 1972 when St. Lucia Distillery was formed out of the merger between the Dennery Distillery and the Roseau Distillery. The rums are distilled in a combination of pot stills and column stills( 2 John Dore, one Vendome and one Coffey Still).
Chairman’s Reserve is more than just a rum producer; it’s a symbol of Saint Lucia’s cultural heritage and passion for excellence. With its dedication to quality, innovation, and sustainability, Chairman’s Reserve appeals to discerning rum enthusiasts seeking a truly authentic and exceptional experience.