Chairman's Reserve The Forgotten Casks Rum
Chairman's Reserve // Saint Lucia
In May of 2007 Saint Lucia Distillery experienced a major fire. In the chaos that happened during the aftermath, this rum was forgotten for a time by the cellar master. When it was discovered it was decided to make a special blend in commemoration of the event. The rum is a blend of Coffey still and continuous -still distillate; it is aged separately according to still type in former bourbon and Tennessee whiskey barrels before being married together in oak to complete the aging process for an additional 5 years. All told, the rums are aged from 7-12 years.
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
Cask Typeused American whiskey
"The rum provides a robust aroma of vanilla/caramel, baking spices, sweet raisins, and smoky oak. On the palate it delivers with a carefully balanced entry of dark caramel, honeyed dried pineapple, and raisins. As these flavors fade, smoked tones move in with notes of tobacco, leather, and charred oak that carry into the rum's long dry finish."