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Pirate

Posted 15 Feb '21 from Greece with 30 ratings

I see the master blender left. Evanius Harris no longer works for St. Lucia Distillers ltd. So, i need to beg for information and ask for true afficionados' insight... What will happen to this unique, divine blend, bottled as "1931"? Will it cease to be produced and ultimately, become a collector's item? Or will they keep producing it? The 2018 version, with Chairman's Reserve written upon the bottle and it being numbered, is said to be the final version and a now standardized product (same composition and taste across all released pieces of the batch). Please tell me... What will happen to my most favorite ever, bottle o' rum?

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vomi1011

From Germany with 293 ratings Replied 15 Feb '21

It's a distillery signature blend. I think the next masterblender will continue this work. I see this one like Appleton 21.
I gues they are going to produce it further, even there is not a great demand. Maybe the new master blender will change it a little bit.

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Paul B (PREMIUM)

From United States with 369 ratings Replied 16 Feb '21

Pirate:

I looked up fellow reviews on this one and it has a 92% chance of breaking into my top 10 percent with a rating of 8 or higher. With a low price of only $98-$100 US, this one is also a bargain. I was about ready to go find my first bottle, but I am not willing to drive at least 400 miles on icy roads to do so.

So basically, I advise you to stock up on these rums while they last. It is almost certain that the next master blender will have totally different taste buds than the one who created this rum. I can almost guarantee you that the next 1931 will not taste the same.

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Pirate

From Greece with 30 ratings Replied 16 Feb '21

Ouch. Then not only i do need to stock up on it, but i will also have to preserve at least 1 bottle intact, exactly like with No81 from the 2012 release. Problem is, it is already in shortage. Local online shopping sites, display only one more bottle available. Great, just my usual luck; everything that i grow extremely fond of, just right after tasting it, disappears, gone... To be honest, it is a tricky rum, with a very unique style that might alienate the sipper, it also has to grow on you too, but for some reason that only me and my tastebuds can perceive, it simply redifined perfection in my books. I am so very sad that i will no longer be able to enjoy it indefinitely and at my leisure! RIP :'(

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vomi1011

From Germany with 293 ratings Replied 16 Feb '21

Each release is a little bit different in terms of design and taste. You should buy all of them to have a full set.
I've bought up to 8 bottles of certain rums like Black Tot 50th. This is a unique rum, it will not be released again.
You don't loose anything if you buy good rum. You can sell it later if you don't want it and in the most cases you will earn some money.

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