By 1994, Laurie Barnard, St. Lucia Distillers' Chairman, was adamant that it was time for change: "If we are going to export our rum, we need to be different; simple column still rum distilled from molasses is one dimensional." Thus began a journey that saw the commissioning of three pot stills, as well as the replanting of sugarcane, which had ended in 1962.
Ever innovative, never content with mediocrity and possessed with a fierce competitive streak, Laurie drove the idea of having a diversity of rums from different stills and aged in contrasting woods. By 1999, these elements were in place and the launch of a new rum - Chairman's Reserve - heralded the start of exporting St. Lucian rum to the world.?
Chairman's Legacy is a blend of rums that honor the contribution of Laurie Barnard to the creation of Chairman's Reserve and showcases the art of blending, which was central to his philosophy. The blend contains rums from two of their pot stills as well as the coffey column still. In addition to molasses based rums, the blend is freshened and balanced by the addition of sugarcane rum made entirely on the estate in Roseau. The resulting blend is the embodiment of the vision that Laurie Barnard had for St. Lucia Distillers.?
On the nose, there is sweet raisin and butterscotch alongside tobacco, vanilla, and a subtle grassy scent from the sugarcane rum. A rich hedonistic delight on the palate, with highlights of creme brulee, sultanas, vanilla, and candied ginger. The finish is lingering and complex. Bottled at 43% abv without any added sugar or flavorings.??
|Appleton Estate Rare Casks 12 Year Old is a true expression of our Master Blender's craft and passion. The rare, golden rums that make up Rare Casks are hand-selected, and have all been aged for a minimum of 12 years. The long years of tropical ageing give it its rich mahogany hue, confident woody character, and smooth robust taste ? all of which make a bold statement of extraordinary quality.|
A gold rum with a smooth, bold taste carefully blended with savory spices. Exhibits an array of satisfying flavors, while its nose delivers hints of delightful aromas.
Admiral Nelson's is the 2nd largest brand in the spiced rum category and the 4th largest overall rum brand in the United States. It is inspired by Admiral Horatio Nelson, leader of the greatest armada ever to sail the high seas. In addition to Spiced Rum, Admiral Nelson's Rum is also available in Cherry Spiced, Coconut, Pineapple, Vanilla, 101 Proof Spiced Rum, Black Patch Black Spiced Rum and traditional Gold and Silver rums
Ak Zanj means ?With Angels,? a reference to the Angel's Share, the spirit stolen by thirsty angels each year, as the rum matures in barrels. Under the tropical weather of Haiti, the Angels are especially thirsty, and their share can be as high as 10 percent annually. The more they drink, the more mature and complex the rum.
Appearance: Beautiful, smooth dark shade of mahogany
Nose: Aromas are moderately complex, first comes a sweet caramel bouquet, then heavier aromas of brown sugar, butterscotch, subdued earthy scents of sweet sugarcane, mild tobacco leaves and vanilla.
Mouth: Roundness of caramel, butterscotch, with a red fruit.
Finish: The finish is dry and medium long.
Well-rounded flavor of spices, burnt sugar and oak on the palate with subtle notes of dried raisins and vanilla.
The rums of the House of Angostura? are a treasured legacy, a tribute to the evolution of the rum industry in the Caribbean and the men and women who nurtured it. The House of Angostura? owns the only rum distillery in Trinidad today, and controls its rum manufacturing process from end to end. Our rums are blended by masters with years of experience and training in original traditions, who closely maintain guarded formulas and techniques. Our blenders are involved at every stage to ensure the highest quality and consistency, from molasses selection through to cask selection.
The rums of the House of Angostura(r) are a treasured legacy, a tribute to the evolution of the rum industry in the Caribbean and the men and women who nurtured it. The House of Angostura(r) owns the only rum distillery in Trinidad today, and controls its rum manufacturing process from end to end. Our rums are blended by masters with years of experience and training in original traditions, who closely maintain guarded formulas and techniques. Master Distiller, John Georges and our blenders are?involved at every stage to ensure the highest quality and consistency, from molasses selection through to cask selection.
As Master Distiller Georges says: "Our rums are 100% Trinidadian, made in one distillery on one Island. Much like a single malt only better." The House of Angostura(r) is renowned for its unique, signature style, which stems from techniques that have stood the test of time. Our premium rums are made from the highest quality molasses fermented with proprietary yeast cultures, distilled in continuous stills, then aged in charred oak barrels.?