Chairman’s Reserve is the flagship bottling of St Lucia’s fantastic Chairman’s range. First created in 1999, Chairman’s Reserve’s production was directly overseen by then Chairman of the distillery, Laurie Barnard. This rum is created from double-distilled pot still rum, and the highest quality of column still rum. It is matured in casks from Jim Beam, Buffalo Trace and Jack Daniels – extraordinarily high quality provenance of barrel. The blend averages five years of age. On the nose this is a light, honeyed rum, with notes of flowers, white sugar, caramel and bright oak. The palate is buttery and honeyed, with rich sugars, tropical fruits, almonds and caramel. The finish is short and sweet, rich in toffee and burnt sugar. A very moreish rum indeed! This is highly versatile, working equally well in cocktails or drunk neat. One that every budding home-bartender should have on hand!