Rum Tasting of 3 following drams of 25ml each:
Chairman's Reserve The Forgotten Cask, Chairman's Reserve 2005, Chairman's Reserve 1931
The Barnard Family first settled in St. Lucia in the 1930's and established their distillery by making rum from the molasses produced by the island's massive sugar plantations. Due to the rise of the European sugar beet, the local sugar industry was forced into extinction. This lead to negative effects on the island's growing rum trade. With few choices remaining, the last two distilleries formed a joint venture and consolidated their operations to the picturesque Roseau Valley, creating what is known today as St. Lucia Distillers. With this history behind him, Laurie Barnard took it upon himself to restore St. Lucia's rum providence and created Chairman's Reserve, which has re-established the prestige of St. Lucia's rum culture.