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1931 81st Anniversary rum is the first addition by St Lucia Distillers to celebrate the first distillery in St Lucia the Dennery Distillery, which was founded in 1931
The 81st Anniversary of 1931 is a combination of 9 casks from 3 pot stills and 1 coffe still that were aged in either port or American oak casks from 1999 on. After combining the vintages the final rum is lightly filtered before bottling.
After careful consideration I decided to try the 2nd edition of the 1931 rum, as its without added sugar and appears the best 1931 so far.
Those who are familiar with Admiral Rodney will recognise the flavour profile, with some added complexity.
For me leather and tobaco is dominant, but will properly discover more after a few more sittings.
I quite like the rums from St Lucia and for me this is the best they got to offer.
Whole-day degustation consisted of Captain Bligh (Saint Vincent), followed by Ron Millonario (Peru) and ended with this great piece. Reminded the first mentioned rum by taste. Very fine. Willing to experience deja-vu about this one.
Sugar 0-5 grams. The first thing that grabs your attention is the presentation with the pressed coin in the wood stopper. The real treat is of course in the rum. The aroma is an outstanding mix of wood, leather, smoke, caramel-molasses, and fruit. The taste profile that I detected was wood, tobacco, vanilla, raisins and spice. Well balanced with a natural sweetness that I suspect comes from some additional aging in port casks. That might explain the fruit aroma as well. Nice heat and quite smooth with a decent after burn. Overall this is a well blended rum. Somewhere between a Zacapa and an Angostura, but at a lower price. Well worth picking up a second bottle.
Pure rum, it has no additives and no sugar. A very potent drink, you can feel the strenght from the first sip. Has a pleasant aftertaste with hints of wood and citrics. All things taken into account, this is a serios rum.
Un rom mai straight.. Nu foarte fin dar deosebit. Are o căldură interesantă și aftertaste-ul suficient de lung.
Really like their other stuff but expected their most premium blend to taste more, well, premium. Not bad, mostly oak and Tobacco, just a bit of poor distilling I think.**
**edit: I must have been drunk - this is really good stuff. Increased my rating by two on this go-around.
Beautiful bottle with a rum of amber color. It reveals notes of raisins, prunes, spices, cinnamon and toast. Very smooth in the mouth, it emerges fruity and woody notes with a very long finish on the palate. Need to taste the other one of this family...
Quelle surprise ce rhum
La dernière et seule distillerie de sainte Lucie tient toutes ses promesses avec un produit d'une rare qualité
Fin et très bien équilibré il explose en bouche avec des saveurs de caramel et fruits confits
Une valeur sûre pour un prix dérisoire
Intéressantes ces cuvées 1931 qui se succèdent. Celle-ci est la seconde édition, comme les autres elle présente une belle couleur ambrée et limpide dans une séduisante carafe.
Le breuvage est onctueux et doux. Les 43° passent inaperçu. On s’amuse à chercher toutes les saveurs qui font la complexité de ce rhum, et sa persistance prolonge le plaisir.
Très envie de découvrir les autres éditions pour comparer !
Well balanced, complex and rich flavours. There is some sweetness (I won't describe all the flavours as I am not sure to be very accurate) but it is quite on the dry side : oak, tobacco. Long, dry finale. I have not tasted the other editions but this one is very good. Good complexity which makes it interesting.
I have read they added some sugar in the 3rd and 4th edition, even not too much. I hope they will resist to this tendency for the 5th and offer us again a true rum like this one... I am waiting for the 5th. To be continued !
Je ne connais pas les autres éditions mais celle-là est réussie. Rhum complexe avec un long final, plutôt sec (très boisé, un petit côté tabac aussi) mais globalement bien équilibré avec ce qu'il faut de rondeur pour que tout ça soit très agréable. Je ne vais pas me lancer dans le descriptif complet de tous les arômes que j'y ai trouvé mais il est vraiment riche et donc très intéressant.
Malheureusement les 3ème et 4ème éditions semblent avoir été un peu sucrées. J'espère qu'ils ne vont pas céder cette facilité navrante et nous proposer une 5ème édition à la hauteur de celle-ci. J'attends la suite !
A great rum that is smooth and deserves to be savoured.
Nose: a bit of vanilla, of oak and maybe of nuts.
Taste: Very smooth, vanilla and coffee. Then, in second place, a much rougher finishing than one would expect.
Palate: Very long and very nice - nut and oak.
of the three 1931 rums.
I still think I prefer Admiral Rodney over all 3 though
very nice color ...good legs and as this is certainly a sipping rum no need for even ice... smell the bouquet before you try your first sip... swirl the glass and look at the legs on the side of your snifter then allow your taste buds to explore the complexities...had to wait two years to try this but took back 3 bottles so i will not have to horde it for awhile at least
a rhum to discover.
Santa Lucia 1931 give you a real sens
St. Lucia Distilleries hit another home run with this rum. Very smooth and delicious. A great sipping rum that belongs in your collection. Very reasonable priced rum (around $32 US). The distillery needs to get rights to sell in the US. I'm waiting.