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Recommendable to most
This one should be the best of there assortment. I was to start with suspicious because the cheap screw cap and not real cork. The rum is thin and smells oaky and the flavor is instant strong with long aftertaste. The rum is becoming better when letting it breathe for a while.
Just tasted a sample so this is just a first impression, but I will come back to it when I have opened my 70cl bottle.
I suppose most of us have heard the story about the “Forgotten Casks”, but anyway, they forgot some barrels after the big fire 2007 and when they found them they were to aged for the “Reserve” and then they created the “Forgotten Casks” and started to go on aging barrels extra for further production of it.
It’s produced from molasses in coffey and pot stills then aged separately in ex Bourbon American oak barrels before being blended before aged in the same barrels for additional three years. The total aging is six to eleven years.
The aroma is very smooth.
In the front of the mouth it doesn’t taste very much, but when you swallow it comes and you can recognize oak, spices and vanilla.
The finish, which is rather long, you can recognize vanilla, cinnamon and raisins.
I really like Chairman’s Reserve and overall I think this is a more or less perfect everyday rum just as the “Reserve”.
Pictures: My St. Lucia shelf & My emptied sample together with my unopened 70cl.
This is excellent rum! Far better than the 6.9 aggregate score as of my review. This has a ton of body, Thick, chewy and smooth. Not sweet at all. Lots of oak, molasses, sultana black currant and even some faint fig notes. Long, mellow and satisfying finish. Great value too at $40. Another superb rum from a GREAT distillery.
Zum Glück für uns Alle wurden diese Fässer wiedergefunden !
Herrlicher Rum, in der Nase nahezu perfekt, Vanille, Karamell.....
Im Gaumen richtig vollmundig und deftig, nicht so süss, Leder, Holz, so richtig schwer.
Im Abgang schön nachhaltig, mmm und noch ein Schluck !
Fortunately for us all, these barrels were found!
Wonderful rum, almost perfect in the nose, vanilla, caramel ...
In the palate really full-bodied and hearty, not so sweet, leather, wood, really heavy.
In the finish beautifully lasting, mmm and another sip!
At first I wasn't getting much of anything but alcohol and oak from this one, but after letting it sit for a long time (like 40 minutes) i started to get vanilla, toffee, butterscotch, cherries, and peach. Could use more proof.
Out of the five rums that I bought yesterday on my 100 mile round trip, this was the pick of the litter. I walked into a gourmet grocery store with a very well stocked liquor selection, but they don't show what is in stock on their web site. A nearby liquor store has a well designed web site, so they were my first stop to buy two of those pricey rums shown to be in stock.
I was hoping to luck out and find a bottle of Chairman's Reserve 1931. Nope! But instead, they had this one as well as their Spiced and basic Reserve. There was now hope that one day they may also stock the 1931. Having read mixed reviews on this one, I was at first hesitant to buy it for $40 US. Then I figured that this could tide me over until I could finally get my hands on my bottles of 1931.
My first impression was like WOW! This is what rums that I rated as an 8 all remind me of. Way above average, but not quite a 9 or 10. The 1931 is supposedly even better, so this one has me wanting it even more! I won't go into detail on the tasting notes. Just check the most popular reviews on that and I thank them!
The older brother of Chairman's Reserve Finest, nose is real beauty, sweet fruity tones, mixed with charred barrel, toffee and a waft of elderberry, on the palate there is oak, chocolate, spices, all deep and pleasant, with a bit of sweetness, but without added sugar. The aftertaste is long and spicy, turning towards bitter, with a bit of an pleasing alcohol prickle. The overall taste profile is smooth, almost oily, first glass from the bottle seems a bit one dimensional, but the taste develops nicely after a few glasses. My feeling is similar I get with Doorly's - this one is indeed a pleasing and honest rum without additives. Compared with Doorly's 8y - this one has a bit less elaborated nose (Doorly is exceptional indeed), has more heavy, spicy and round taste. Good job mister Chairman!
"The extra ageing has added an extra depth of flavour (if not smoothness) to the rum."
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