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Chairman's Reserve Rum - Legacy

The Art of Blending

Chairman's Legacy showcases the art of blending pot and column still rums. In addition to traditional molasses-based rums, “Legacy” features the addition of sugarcane juice distillate, a trademark of Laurie since the day he grew sugarcane around the distillery to isolate the signature proprietary yeast Chairman's Reserve is so famous for.

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Still
pot & column
Country
St. Lucia
Alcohol
43 %
Volume
0,7l
Age
5 - 6 Years
Produced by
Chairmans's Reserve Rum

The Art of Blending

Chairman's Legacy showcases the art of blending pot and column still rums. In addition to traditional molasses-based rums, “Legacy” features the addition of sugarcane juice distillate, a trademark of Laurie since the day he grew sugarcane around the distillery to isolate the signature proprietary yeast Chairman's Reserve is so famous for.

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Still
pot & column
Country
St. Lucia
Alcohol
43 %
Volume
0,7l
Age
5 - 6 Years
Produced by
Chairmans's Reserve Rum

St. Lucia's finest rum

Saint Lucia’s Finest Rum, Chairman’s Reserve, is as iconic as the Piton Mountains which adorn its bottle. Pour a glass and you’ll be instantly transported to the gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of lush rainforest, and lively nightlife full of tradition and culture which embody Saint Lucia.

You won’t find an age statement on a bottle of Chairman’s Reserve. This is because we believe in the philosophy set forth by the late “Chairman” Laurie Barnard, which this quote of his can best summarize: “We do not put age statements on our rums because we believe passionately that complexity and balance can only be maximized by blending old, complex, but often ‘woody’ rums with fresher but characterful rums.” Though Laurie passed in 2012, his quality control and blending team continues to embrace the techniques and standards passed down to them through his tutelage. Our head blender, Deny Duplessis, tastes each batch of Chairman’s reserve to ensure that the quality and consistency live up to the internationally recognized name of Chairman’s Reserve – Saint Lucia’s finest rum. 

St. Lucia Distillers is the last remaining distillery in Saint Lucia and was a result of a merger between the two then remaining distilleries in 1972. Following the collapse of the sugar industry and the last sugar estate closing in Saint Lucia in the 1960s, previous on-island sources of molasses were extinguished. St. Lucia Distillers adapted to the times and began importing molasses from neighboring islands by tanker boat, using the convenient depth of the nearby bay, Roseau Bay, to anchor. St. Lucia Distillers is globally known for its vast variety of rums due to the many tools at our disposal. Three pot stills, one Coffey column still, different raw materials, a wide variety of barrel types, two different yeast types, unique local herbs and fruits for infusions, and the hot Caribbean sun all make for an array of products of the highest quality –  all of which embody the DNA of Saint Lucian rum. 

Chairman’s Legacy is a tribute to Laurie Barnard, the “Chairman” of St. Lucia Distillers who inspired and created the iconic brand Chairman’s Reserve. His vision to define and reinvent the Saint Lucian rum category was unlike anything the rum category had seen before or has seen since. While other distilleries were purchasing column stills to increase production, Laurie was investing in eclectic barrel types, small pot stills, a proprietary yeast strain, and sugarcane. He believed that the best rum was not achieved from one barrel, but by blending different components together of different ages, finishes, styles, and base materials.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Light Mahogany core with an intense yellow rim.

Nose: Sweet raisin butterscotch aromas blend harmoniously with tobacco, vanilla and banana. A slight grassy vegetal aroma from the sugar cane rum.

 Taste: Rich hedonistic Créme Brulee, sultana fruit, vanilla and a hot gingery mouth feel.

 

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  1. A
    Andre Murray

    Nice

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      Destouches Eric

      Agréable

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  2. J
    Jeanne

    Fort en alcool Reste bien en bouche Goûteux Agréable en bouche

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  3. B
    Bjarne

    Too much alcohol

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  4. B
    BlueTomato

    Nice nose 👃 tast is just ok

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  5. S
    Spud

    Tasty. Very nice indeed

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  6. M
    Mike

    A beautiful rich flavoursome rum bursting with butterscotch vanilla banana and honeycomb the finest rum I have ever tasted leaving a tinge of ginger on your tongue if I could give more than 5⭐️. I would

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  7. C
    Cédric

    Un rhum somme toute assez classique pour moi. Pas mal d’amertume résiduelle en bouche

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  8. N
    Nicolas V

    I liked especially the «creme brulee» taste and the tobacco nose.

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  9. J
    Jan

    Silný, dobrý, hezká vůně.

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  10. J
    Jonas

    Nice

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  11. M
    Masterrossi

    Again too strong and Taste of peat

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  12. N
    Niklas

    Wery good producer.

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  13. G
    Grandjean jean louis

    Bon

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  14. H
    Hans

    👍👍

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  15. E
    Erik

    Good taste I like it but too much alcohol

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  16. C
    Carlos

    Beautiful blended rum of amber color, and fruity and woody aromas. On the palate you can enjoy a subtle vainilla flavor, with fruity flavors like banana , and a bitter taste to wood and ginger.

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  17. R
    Robert McGinlay

    Beautiful rum which makes its way onto my rum shelf every month with excellent tastes of vanilla and bananas and an aftertaste of ginger

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  18. A
    Angie

    Wonderful mix of flavours, instantly takes us back to our time in Saint Lucia capturing the scents and flavours of the Island. The heat of the finish complements the spicy cuisine of the region.

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  19. D
    David P.

    For me I didn’t like it it was the worst of all of them… This “creme brûlée” taste was not good for me in rhum…

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    • M
      Miro

      Fuj. Aj naša jablčlkovica z Haliči je ľepšia..

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  20. P
    Portes Michaël

    Trop fort, manque de goût.

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  21. J
    Jan Gustavsson

    Alcoholic

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  22. M
    Miloš Gruškovský

    Super kousek.

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  23. S
    Sandy

    Taste exactly like the exact same Barbados rum.. the one I got drunk off

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  24. P
    Petr Václavík

    Ujde.

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