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Chairman's Reserve rum is produced in St Lucia using continuous and pot stills. The rum from these stills are aged for 3-4 years separetly, then combined and aged for 6 more months to marry the flavors.
The first blend of Chairman’s Reserve was produced in 1999 by St. Lucia Distillers, which was founded in 1932, and overseen by the company's Chairman Laurie Barnard.
This rum looks and tastes great in a flask and that is where you will find me enjoying it. On cold days when racing a single man dinghy, this rum will help keep me warm and reside in my PFD. My friends will come by and ask to partake and when we all come in, the flask will be dry.
Bottle: The label is interesting looking and a good representation of its birth home but the bottle fails to impress after that. Very little detail about the distillery, no syn-cork that says it is a better product, the bottle bottom notes indicates that it is not a cheap bottle. Presentation could be better.
Color: A very nice golden brown, it looks the part of a great rum.
Bottle Aroma: A heavy ethanol odor hits the nose first but the rum does come through.
Glass Aroma: The ethanol smell has dissipated and a light oak, easy drinking rum smell fills the nose.
Taste: The rum starts out light which surprises after the bottle nose, a good start of flavor hits and the caramel begins, then the oils leave the tongue and the heat comes back. This is another rum that I'll pack into a flask for cold days when the backbone needs strengthening, but this is not the rum I will chose in front of the fire.
This rum is a bit uneven but I do not dislike this trait in rums. Rums should not be 20 year old bourbons or 30 year old cognacs, they should bite a little and when they fail to do so, I tend to get bored. Some may find this rum a little harsh, but like my personality, I find the harshness true to character and enjoy the company.
Neat its a quite warm sip.better than when mixed with coke. I preferred it with a little breathing time. In other words I let it sit for a while. I'm not going to rush out and replace this bottle but not because i didn't like it. It's just very similar to other stuff and there's so many more to try.
I drank about 20 or so glasses neat in St. Lucia. This is the way to go. This needs time to breath in the glass. As this sits for a while it really opens up. Nice strong spice and totally smooth with a nice amount of pot still rum. Picked up a 1L bottle in St. Lucia for 16 US. It has a strong alcohol when poured that needs time to rest to open a spicy enjoyable nose.
Quality mid range rum. Quite ok to sip straight, and with enough taste to be distinctive in mixed drinks. Pity there isn't a premium aged version available.
Ste Lucie réserve bien d'autres merveilles, mais ce rhum a le mérite d'exister et d'être correct d'un point de vue qualité/prix.
En meget jævn rom, som mangler noget på alle parametre. Både smag og duft mangler kompleksitet, og det er mest af alt alkoholen, som er fremtrædende.
Fair price for a decent rum to use in cocktails. The burn is a little too much to be sipped neat, plus the complexity of the rum falls short due to the short amount of time it has been aged. Looking forward to trying Chairman's Forgotten Cask, hoping for better results.
Gets better when it sits for a while. Still, not fantastic.
It's alright, maybe a hint of vanilla. Not sure I'd buy another bottle but it would do in a pinch.
This rum starts sweet and warm. The finish has an alcohol taste wich is not too strong. Do let it breathe for a while, it improves this rum a lot.
Received as a gift. I keep trying it straight and with different mixes, hoping it gets better. So far, it has not. A 4.5 on my scale of 10.
Very nice for mixing open to let it breath for a little and sip away
Chairman´s Reserve bych přirovnal k povinné školní četbě. Konkrétně mám na mysli tu, která je sice považována za kvalitní, ale jejíž obsah je v podstatě jedna velká lyrická nuda, a proto téměř nikoho nebaví. Tomuto rumu totiž chybí děj, šťáva, výraz, rukopis, drive, prostě něco, co vás posadí na zadek a donutí o rumu přemýšlet, mluvit či koupit další láhev. Ochutnávkou nic zásadního nezažijete, a proto také nemáte o čem zajímavém psát. To, že se jedná o kvalitní a čistý rum s lehce kořenitou vůní doplněnou špetkou ethanolu, uvedl již v recenzích téměř každý. Ale ta stereotypní čichová i chuťová pasivita jednoduše nedovoluje známkování hodné skutečných šampionů. Takže velká škoda, jelikož se primárně jedná o jemnou a nedoslazovanou poctivost za podhodnocených cca 450Kč. Dokopat se k této „četbě“ pro doplnění rumového vzdělání je tedy běh na dlouhou trať, přestože se zřejmě vinou nízké poptávky cena ocitla jen těsně nad základní rumovou nabídkou. I mé hodnocení končí pouze šestkou s plusem za nulový cukr.
Aroma: floral, honey and at the same time dry, spices dominant flavor, light vanilla, oak
Taste: smooth, dry, spicy, peppery. Liquid body
Aftertaste: short, soft. First sweetness, then there is oak bitterness
Classic rum. You will not find anything complex in it. Dry, smooth, spicy. Feels young. For a little money you can take for a drink.
65 points. If there was less bitterness in the aftertaste, you could put more.
Chairmans is a nice tasty woody honey flavoured rum, nice with Coke and a slice of lime
Like the classic tasty of chairman, but average rum.
I was expecting better. I was told this was a good sipping rum. Not for my taste. Good as a mixer. For the price, there's much better out there.
Smooth with a nice honey coloring.. Nothing wrong with it and nice to drink whilst relaxing with a book or paper..
Just not fully "up there"
A slightly rubbery character in the nose with raisins, honey, vanilla and a bit of oak. The pot still is apparent. Not bad. The notes follow through in the mouth. It's not extraordinarily refined, but enough so given the price and to my palette, enjoyable neat. A nice and cheap dram.
The rum has a flawless aroma and taste and their detailed descriptions are already brought here by the others. My personal attitude is positively twisted by the fact that we ordered this drink after a successful foosball tournament. To conclude, there's a strong desire to taste it again.
A present which is very very drinkable. a must try
Don't mean to judge it unfairly, it's quite OK if you run out of alternatives but fails to be the kind of Rum you will look for next time you want to share a qualitative drink with good company.
Not sweet, not to harsh ... I tend to find everything quite neutral about this one.
Chairman's Reserve rum review by The Fat Rum Pirate