St. Lucia Distillers 1931 (3rd Edition)
St. Lucia Distillers // Saint Lucia
St Lucia Distillers, best known for their Chairman’s Reserve line, has in the past few years put forth a series of super-premium releases under the “1931” name. The year refers to the founding year of one of the distilleries that forms today’s St. Lucia Distillers. So far there are four editions, easily identified by a label color: tan, purple, turquoise, and black, respectively. The rums are a blend of pot and column stilled rums with an average age of approximately ten 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".
"In the glass, the rum displays a dark chestnut hue. The aroma races ahead of the glass as you nose it, a wonderful symphony of pot-still smells. Oily, without veering into outboard motor territory. Linger a bit longer and you’ll pick up orange peel and clove. It explodes on your tongue, first with the heavier, oily notes that segue into a burst of sweet fruit. The finish is robust and long lasting with eucalyptus and suggestions of mint. The mouthfeel suggests a moderate amount of added sugar. A thoroughly enjoyable rum for sipping."