Chairmans 1931 1st Edition Rum

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The Chairmans Reserve 1931 1st Edition Rum is a blend of Coffey and copper pot distillates from 1999 and 2004. Each bottle is individually numbered. A collectors’ item for connoisseurs of rum and a benchmark for rums in the Caribbean and wider rum world.

The brand celebrates the inauguration of a new distillery in February 1931 in the Mabouya Valley, near Dennery, in St. Lucia. The Distillery was founded by Denis Barnard and produced rum until 1972 when St. Lucia Distillers was formed out of the merging of the Dennery distillery and the Roseau Distillery. Each release of 1931 Rum (with this 80th Anniversary Edition released in 2012) will “Celebrate 80 years of St. Lucian Rum Making” and so on into the future.

Awards (all batches):

  • SILVER MEDAL – 2011 International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • GOLD MEDAL – 2011 International Spirits Challenge
  • RUM OF THE YEAR – The Rum Awards 2015 (Caribbean Journal)

Classification: Single Blended Rum (Blend of Traditional Column and Pot Still)
Country: St. Lucia
Aged: N/A
Distillery: St. Lucia Distillers
ABV: 43% / 700ml

$198.00 inc. GST

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The Chairmans Reserve 1931 1st Edition Rum is produced by St Lucia Distillers, who have emerged from a tradition of the on-site, house-special rum production that was a common feature of the West Indian sugar plantation. Sugar’s by-product, molasses was fermented and distilled to rum, the demand for which has been a constant through the fluctuations of West Indian plantation economies. By the late 1950s, two distilleries remained, one at Dennery, the site of the Barnard family plantation, and the other Geest-owned at Roseau, the location of the now St Lucia Distillers Group of Companies.

St Lucia Distillers Group of Companies was formed in 1972 when the two distilleries amalgamated producing a now-discontinued blend of rum whose name reflected the merger, Denros Bounty Rum. The Barnard family bought out the Geest shares in 1992 and in 1997 sold shares to Trinidad-based Angostura Ltd., giving the company a wider regional presence and the capital to pursue the product development philosophy which has since characterised St Lucia Distillers Group of Companies. In 2005 the Barnard family, planters and rum distillers for over a century sold to CLICO, with third generation rum-maker Laurie Barnard staying on as Managing Director.

St Lucia Distillers Group of Companies, in the thirty nine (39) years since its inception, has grown from producing a single-label mass-market rum to a portfolio of premium rums and liqueurs. Today, St Lucia Distillers Group of Companies boasts a range of over 25 rum and rum-related products which have performed exceptionally and won honours at international competitions.

The Chairmans Reserve 1931 1st Edition Rum is part of an original and now rare 6 bottle set consisting of Editions 1 – 6 released between 2011 and 2016.

Weight 1.7 kg