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Now this is some good stuff
No, seriously! I couldn't wait anymore, so i finally opened it and am sipping from my precious, right now! Exactly what i expected and what certain charismatic individuals, such as Stefan Persson, already stated... This one is a step above, from the rest in the series! The aroma is to die for, it makes your mind go blank, i couldn't stop sniffing! Stronger too, maybe that 46% did the trick or something! Taste is something else, entirely! The aftertaste lingers for quite some time and fills your mouth with a multitude of flavors. It made me shed tears of joy! This is absolutely my No1 Rum ever and i swear, it is going to remain in that spot forever! The mastermind behind the blend, Evanius Harris (?), is an unparalleled genius. In memory of Denis Barnard, cheers! God bless you!
I really like this one. It says it’s blended from 14 different distillates, but the one that makes this stand out is the agricole blend.
It’s got an earthy, rich flavor that perfectly compliments and enhances what would likely be a fairly standard rum otherwise.
If you hold this in your mouth, there is a bitter citrus note that resolves as soon as you swallow.
That grassy flavor underlies all of the “normal” flavors that you’d expect in a quality rum, and somehow makes the end result more than the sum of its parts.
The long but gentle burn and the honey aftertaste drive this one home. Well worth having a bottle on your shelf.
Nose: Mostly grassy agricole and brown sugar with a mild wood spice.
Palate: Sweet, peppery and vanilla with a hint of citrus sourness.
Finish: long burn, honey and cut grass. Makes you want to take another sip.
Outstanding stuff here. A top 10 rum for me without question. Strong cinnamon and oak overtones. Molasses and black pepper in the background. Sultana, fig and faint caramel notes too. Not sweet. Nice alcohol bite, very smooth and crisp but immediately fades to velvet sipping pleasure on the pallet. Deep, thick and complex with superb balance. Slightly dry. Great neat or on ice. I prefer this neat. I enjoyed every sip.
Just back from 2019’s rumcruise at the Baltic Sea with Birka cruises. Perfect place to test a lot af brands. This one is the follower to the yearly 1931 editions the representant told me. It’s like some of the former editions a blend of distillates from different stills and some agricole as well.
I think it’s better than the former editions that I have tasted.
It’s of course very complex and you can recognise oak, vanilla, tobacco, etc
I love St. Lucia distillers for its Chairman's line-up in general but this 1931 expression is the jewel in the crown for sure. Pot still, column still and some agricole blended into a very well balanced and complex rum that is easy to drink but has a punch. My bottle is bottled at 46% ABV in 2017 and numbered #007823.
The nose reveals baking spices, pine resin, salted caramel. Floral and grassy notes are also there with a bit of peppermint. In the background there are the typical vanilla and (slightly charred) oaky notes.
On the palate this stuff becomes heavenly; fruits (lychees, napalm orange, raisin), tobacco, dark chocolate with a hint of mocha, slightly roasted almond, freshly cut grasses. Oak, ginger and mocha accompany you to the long and warm finish.
If you like the Chairman's reserve original this is a must try. In all honesty I don't want my rums becoming ever better than this one, wow! Worth every cent and in a way, the end of a quest....
Milujem rumu zo Sv.Lucie a toto je jeden z najvydarenejších kúskov. Úžasná drevitosti, cítim tam zemitost ako pri niektorých agricole. Nie je ľahký,no fakt skvely
Initial alcohol burn on the nose, initial taste YES! Upon examination this is closer to cask strength at 46%. This rum is a solid contender to other natural rums from Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad. Medium gold color still has alcohol burn with some nice lingering spice flavors.
Chairmans finest. A blend of colonne distillations aged between 7 and 12 years, 90% melasse based rum, 10% cane juice (agricole).
The aroma is full and complex with notes of raisins, wood, resin, vanilla and tobacco. It has a minty freshnees to it.
The taste is a little bold but still evenhanded and balanced with raisins, subtle caramel, tobacco and rounded wood. Overall a semidry rum with a few tanninc tingles in the persistant finish but it’s all i good order.
Beeing a little disapointed with their forgotten cask, this brought back my faith to chairman’s. It’s an elegant, tasty and interesting rum that still contain that classic st. Lucian soul and taste.
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