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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.
Chairmans reserve has sat on the shelves in the local supermarket for quite a while, and because its pricing sat between several off the shelf favourites I never really gave it any time with its non-assuming bottle. Recently they had an event with some colourful designs on their bottle and I was looking for something different so thought I would give it a go.
WOW- instantly became a new supermarket fave, smooth, strong but mellow caramel, and a loong finish. Adds amazing character to mixed drinks and can easily be enjoyed neat. I recently saw these on sale for a ridiculously good price so grabbed a couple more bottles as it draws towards the christmas season. Will use it for some rum-buttercream for some cakes. Don't pass this one up if you see it on the shelf.
Rhum qui tire un peu sur le whisky, assez fort en goût mais les saveurs de vanille et fruit restent longtemps dans la bouche, très agréable.
Néanmoins il reste assez chère pour la qualité, d'autres rhums moins chère peuvent le dépasser.
I found this to be a mostly forgettable rum. I bought it along with 3 other new rums to try, and this just didn't stand out at all. Average.
Along with Barbados and Jamaica, St Lucia don't allow sugar to be added to their rums.
So all CR rums are smoothed out only by ageing.
This does mean their original is pretty harsh sipped neat, but stick an ice cube in it, or use it in a cocktail or with a mixer and it's a good step above the average
Smooth rum and can be drunk on its own or over ice. Also good with ginger ale.
Nothing special, but I'd drink it again. Interested.
Vona pekna vyrazna, chut priemerna, mix sladkeho a korenisteho. Neurazi, ale ani neoslni.
This was an afternoon supper, went down smooth and good aftertaste. I would like to try it next time on the rocks and put it in a flight of other higher rated rums
If you like St Lucia rums, this is a good and decently priced.
I have not yet tried the "Forgotton Casks" version which is almost twice the price, but get good reviews
Hint of fruit, and tastes mostly of alcohol.
Colour very light amber. A little edgy when sipped neat, but taste melded will with some Coca Cola.
Vôňa spočiatku príliš po alkohole, korenie, v chuti alkohol, neskôr jemný. Dobrý rum, za dobrú cenu. Čí viac rumov som vypil, tým viac mi chutí.
Je poznat, že nějakou dobu zrál v sudech. Na chuti ovšem podtón něčeho "chemického". Spíše rum do kotejlu než na samotné piti
Nose: A rich, fruity nose. Good sweetness.
Palate: Medium to full with a supple delivery. Sweet spices, creamy.
Finish: Medium, fruity.
This is a well priced rum (at least where I’m from) that punches well above its weight class. Extremely smooth and very subtle though not overly complex. It’s oaky and a nice, smooth sipper.
Chairman's is probably the very best choise for you who prefer drinking your rum with coke!
A clean, dry rum with enough oak and cane caracter. Not overwealmingly sweet.
Yet still really good to be enjoyed in a glass by it self but I would drink this one with coke !
I’m currently sipping this with a couple of ice cubes. I get a taste of faintly sweet raisins and although, obviously there’s alcohol there its not harsh or ‘burny’
I have mixed it with coke, thumbs up, and ginger beer, wobbly thumb, but my preference has become just over ice, sometimes with a lime wedge.
I picked this up in a uk supermarket for £20 so should I be writing a review on a site full of expensive Rum’s? Of course I should. After years of drinking Woods, Lambs and Pussers I’m looking to change things up and this a a darn fine start.
Found this as a staff pick at my local liquor store and I did spent some time in St Lucia so I was intrigued to try it. What a disappointment! This rates among the worst runs I have ever tried. Very harsh with a turpentine finish. Nothing smooth about it. Not sure I would even mix it.
Chairman's Reserve is a cracking rum, representing excellent value for money. A blend of pot and column still married together after around 5 years builds a well rounded and reasonably full Flavour, Stewed fruit and raisins on the nose and nice tingle of ethanol, the palate delivers a short hit of sweetness, banana and pear, and finishes with a lingering spicy warmth and a hint of chocolate and oak.
I love a Chairman's Reserve at the end of the night mixed with Ginger Beer, especially a fiery brand like Grace from Jamaica. it also mixes really well, the obvious choice as base for a Mai Tai and other Tiki style drinks.
This did not meet expectations. Lacked any smoothness and the burn drowned out any flavor the rum might have had.
Il y a beaucoup mieux à boire, rhum à découvrir mais pas nécessairement en acheter 1 bouteille.
Not a sipper but a very decent rum for mixing.
As a sipper it would be a 6, but as a mixer a solid 8.
Fruity with a hint of tabaco so be carefull which mix you want to put it in because it will bring some flavor in the mix of it's own.
I normally like my rum chilled over ice. This is the only rum i actually prefer at room temp. Not special either way though.
Not great, but only $24 at Total Wines. A like bit of a strong after taste but pretty good. I will buy it again.
Chairman's Reserve rum review by The Fat Rum Pirate