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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.
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.
I like the flavor and full body. It does not have all of the flavors that top brands do but good all the same. I will get it again in the future.
Not the best sipping rum I've ever had. For the price, there's much better out there.
Plenty of flavours going on with this one, really nice.
You can get this for about 20 quid in a supermarket, good value, you won't be disappointed.
Plenty of flavour and a hit that will warm you up. Not a great sipper but great in cocktails.
I am on the fence with this rum. I want to dislike it, however, something about it is enjoyable. A very woody flavor, with a long warm ending.
Nice nose of honey and some spice , dry and a bit of a bite. Tried it the locals way with coconut water , ice and lime... wont be doing that again !! Better sipped neat or with an equal measure of organic cola. Good value for money here in Aussie..
It's a smooth rum that does not burn on the throat . Delicate flavour and a lovel taste . Not a top shelf but a quality standard of rum .
While a bit too plain to sip on its own, it is one of my favorites for mixing. It has some of the distinct St. Lucia-taste, so if you are not into that, go with a more normal mixer. But if you want a little more bite in your drinks, this one will do the trick.
It's definitely a good rum to drink pure, but after an initial good taste it just... Stops. Not sure how to describe it. It's still an excellent choice
Reçu en cadeau ...
Bien content de ne pas avoir dépensé un dollar sur ce produit médiocre.
De l'alcool à friction avec une étiquette de Rhum.
Mettre dans les cocktails, quand vois voulez que la visite quitte !
Initial aroma very pleasant with a full range of spices apparent from the off. first taste was a little disappointing however after being left in the glass for 5 min the drink seemed to relax and gave a fuller flavour and certainly went down a lot smoother. Too nice to be used as a mixer and not nice enough to be a show piece but very drinkable.
View: Pours golden brown.
Nose: A ton of honey on the nose with some char.
Initial Tasting: One of the smoothest rums I've tasted. No bite whatsoever. Raisin and spice.
Body: Drinks like a bourbon. Spice and oak.
Fade: Smoother than a baby's behind.
Everything is good: there is a flavor, the taste of the original, alcohol content in moderation. But this is - not a model to be copied.
A dry smokey tasting rum with subtle flavours, easy sip straight, goes down easy
Too harsh too drink straight, decent enough when mixed with coke.
Nothing special, but enjoyable enough.
This one I've been putting off for a while because it's one of the few rums that is pretty much on the shelf at about every local liquor store. Sometimes placed within the Capt. Morgan/Bacardi/Malibu/Cruzan shelves which isn't a good thing IMHO. Made me hesitate getting a bottle for quite some time.
But, it finally came time to try some...
It does have an appealing rich amber color and its aroma is very nice. A little caramel...a little ethanol. Not bad.
Sipping it reveals a bit of sweetness with flavors of vanilla and the oak in which it was aged. A little too much oak for sipping. Has just a tad too much bitterness for my tastes in sipping rums. The finish is somewhat dry so it appears this is a rum best suited for mixing especially in fruit-based drinks where the sweetness would balance out the bitterness from the oak.
Potentially this would be even better rum if allowed to age for 5-7 more years. That's the missed potential.
Not a terrible rum but one I would pass on if several certain other brands are available.
Right sweetness but some harshness. Taste of mainly smokey oak, some dried fruit.
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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.
Chairman's Reserve rum review by The Fat Rum Pirate