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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.
The range as a whole represents good value. This rum has just enough pot still influence to keep it interesting and flavourful and at a good price point.
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.
Good quality rum mixes well with coke or juice I prefer lilt. For the price its a steal better than the supermarket rums of similar price
I'd read a few good reviews and planned to treat myself to a bottle for home use. I then see this for sale within a pub in Bath and thought why not.
I would definitely buy again but in my opinion not the best and did not meet my expectations after reading the reviews
Most people wants to find rum with good value for money. Well, here it is. It’s very hard to find anything better for this amount of money. The only one I found is the English Harbour 5y, which is extraordinariy and also cost a little bit more.
But this one is also something special with its flavours and nice afterburn. After what I have heard it’s the most consumed rum in St. Lucia. So it can’t be more karibik. This is a very good everyday rum to a very low price.
Kind of standard rum, tasty but not extraordinary. Good one for sipping n' talking xD
Far from decent, but can stand in for virgin islands mixer I suppose... call me crazy, but it’s got the same profile to me!
Warm, but not overpowering. Lovely to sip in the evening. Caramel, zest and a mild spicy note make for a perfect rum to chill with.
Having been to St Lucia twice, it ranks right up there with St Vincent and Dominica for being the most beautiful island in the Caribbean. I have finally found an affordable rum from this rugged island. Something also tells me that the molasses is sourced from Jamaica, but that is just my own hunch.
The aroma is of caramel and leather. The taste is similar to one of the funky Jamaican rums from Appleton Estate. The after taste is pure Jamaican funk. The burn is toned down a bit.
After breathing in the bottle for 10 days beyond the first test, the subdued funky Jamaican flavors are now even more subdued and replaced with the taste of butterscotch. Nutmeg is probably also in the mix as noticed by the strange feeling it gives after only two drinks, as well as morning after ill effects. After six months with about 75% of the bottle remaining, it retained it's initial taste, but the side effects caused me to pour the rest of the bottle down the drain and never want to buy this one again. This one started out as a 6 rating, then up to a 7, and now down to a 4.
For the price you are not going to do much better than this. makes a good drink with coke and goes well down with the lads after a few beers
Ostřejší, alkoholová vůně, lehce štiplavá chuť, jak chuti tak vůni něco chybí... Ne, že by se nedal pít, vzhledem k ceně je to slušné pití, ale raději si trochu připlatím za něco, z čeho budu mít opravdu radost...
Enjoyed this one great price and lovely smooth taste.
This is very pleasant especially with an ice cube or two. It has an ethanol, molasses and caramel nose and taste with a slight touch of oak and spice. It is slightly sweet and has
only a moderate alcoholic kick and burn.
I would not describe it as overly complex, but having said that, the more I have drank it, the more I have liked it. It's grown on me and that is a good sign. There are a few different flavours in it, sitting together very smoothly and enjoyably. At a cost of £23 it's very good value and although it's not as different as the spiced version, it is easier to drink regularly, and I would go through this much quicker. Above all it has a really nice warming feeling and a slight brandy-like heat to it.
Tried this cheap Chairman's Reserve and the Forgotten Casks back-to-back and what a difference between these two. Forgotten Casks earned 5, this one struggles to earn a 2. This cheaper Chairman's Reserve smell like rubber and tastes like glue. Save your money and skip this one.
God rom til prisen. Ikke specielt sprittet i forhold til den billige pris. Lækker men kort eftersmag.
Sampled another agricole rhum and still not fussy about it. I’m not saying it has a bad taste, I just can’t get used to agricole rhums.
Udemærket men ikke helt tin min smag. Lidt mindre sød og lidt mere sprittet. Fornuftig til prisen
Az illata elsőre szúrós, karamell, kicsi fűszer de inkább az alkohol dominál. Ízre ugyanezt hozza, karcos alkohollal a végén. Levegőztetésre sokat lágyul, de kellemesen sima sosem lesz, az utóíze mindig alkoholos marad. Iható tisztán is de nem különösebben élvezetes.
Chairman's Reserve rum review by The Fat Rum Pirate