Chairman’s Reserve Vintage 2009 Rum St. Lucia


The Vintage 2009 is an assembly of aged maturates from two different expressions from the famed Coffey column as well as rums exclusively from the John Dore II pot still, the Vendome pot still, and a 50/50 blend of JD II and Vendome distillates. The rums are aged independently for 11 years before being married by Head Blender, Deny Duplessis, who then returned the blended rum to Bourbon barrels for six weeks to allow the rums to integrate themselves. The marriage is consummated when the barrels are emptied for a final resting period in a large oak vat before bottling. The result is a vibrant golden-brown rum with an intense nose of honeyed raisin, flambeed toffee, banana, vanilla, and a hint of tobacco. On the palate, the Vintage 2009 feels creamy and concentrated, with powerful flavors of candied tropical fruits, spice, and toasted oak, and a complex finish of smoky leather and dark chocolate.

ABV: 46%, 700ml

A pleasantly balanced nose, oaky and complex with notes of honey, orange, raisin, vanilla, toffee, brown sugar and mild green apple. On the palate there is an initial sweetness which quickly dissipates and gives way to oaky raisin notes with hints of vanilla, caramel and toffee. A midly tannic centre with a pleasant spicy finish.

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.