- A Vendome pot still
- Two John Dore pot stills
- A column still with 40 plates leading to a 94° – 95° rums
1931 has been created five years ago, and is a Vintage, each year having its own characteristics. The last one: 2015 (not yet available for sale) is a the first to be a mix of molasses rum and cane juice rum (low proportion)
|Nose||Pretty dry – oak barrels||Oak barrels and anis||Sweeter and more floral||Floral and fruity||Sugar cane field|
|Taste||Pretty dry and spiced||
More oak and porto barrels
|Spices anis sweeter||Anis||Sugar cane|
Blend of column stills, John dore and Vendome pot stills
The tasting continued with Chairman reserve.
Chairman is a combination of column stills and John Dore pot still four to five years old rums:
- The white Chairman lighter than the classic chairman since it has been filtered after ageing. The white has some citrus note which are perfect for cocktails as Daïquiri
- The spiced one is really surprising since it really smells and tastes as a homemade marmelade or a “crêpe flambée au Grand Marnier”
- The forgotten cask is not only a name but a real forgotten cask named after a fire that occurred in 2007. Those casks were found in 2011. This rum has been reintroduced in oak barrels for four – five additional years to marry. This latest one is much more complex than the classic one and really interesting to experience.
We could not go before tasting the Admiral Rodney…
Did you know that the Chairman reserve that we buy in France or anywhere else except Saint Lucia has been filtered and is then a little bit different from the one you find locally? The filtration consists in freezing the rum and filtering it in order to avoid the appearance of crystals in cold temperatures…