Chairman's Reserve 2011 Single Cask 8 Year Old / Lucky Liquor
St Lucia Distillers was formed in 1972 through the amalgamation of Barnard family owned Dennery distillery, with the operations of the Geest family at Roseau Bay. The deal saw the former site closed down, with operations consolidated at the latter. The Barnards bought their partners out of their share in 1993, before the operation was bought out by what would become CL Financial in 2005, the parent company of Angostura. A brief affair, CL Financial divested their rum portfolio following the 2008 financial crisis, and in 2009 St Luca Distillers were acquired by Martinique-based Spiribam, owners of the Rhum Clemént and Rhum J.M brands. The company has four stills; two John Dore pot stills installed in 1998 and 2005, a hybrid Vendome pot still (with eight plate column neck) brought in from Trinidad Distillers in 2003, and the original two-column McMillan coffey still from 1985. John Dore 1 and the Vendome still are the smaller of the group, and are used to produce pure cane juice rums in addition to the molasses based spirit distilled on all four.
This is a single cask release from their Chairman's Reserve brand, part of the Master's Selection sub-range.
It was distilled on their Column and John Dore 1 pot stills in 2011, and this spirit was matured 8 years in a single ex-bourbon cask before being bottled in August 2019 exclusively for Lucky Liquor and Royal Mile Whiskies.
This is one of 317 bottles.