Chairman’s Reserve

There has been a large bunch of special Chariman’s Reserve releases and given that Saint Lucia Distillers (SLD) is one of our favorite distilleries, we did have to check them out of course. By the way, these should all be single casks released for private groups, mostly shops. And yes, my buddies also chose a…

St. Lucia 1999

We’re back with St. Lucia Distillers, one of our secret favorites. Secret because there just haven’t been many releases and because so far at least, the official bottlings didn’t really convince us. At least not to the same extent as the IBs. With the distillery not selling bulk anymore and promises of more pure pot…

The Secret Treasures St. Lucia 9YO: John Dore vs Vendome

When I started this blog about two years ago I’ve contemplated combining rum reviews with my views on economics (and politics perhaps), but quickly dismissed the idea because, well… I figured who would give a ****. My next idea was to combine it with music but in the end decided not to pursue this path…

St. Lucia Distillers – a wee bit vertical

The country page for St. Lucia was the first article I wrote for this blog about two years ago, yet I only managed to review one St. Lucian rum so far… So let’s do some catching up with a pair of older and a pair of more recent bottlings. Hamilton St. Lucia 2004 9YO (61,3%):…

Velier St. Lucia 2010 7YO

I have written relatively extensively about St. Lucia but for some strange reason I have yet to introduce its island’s rums! Let’s start with the latest addition by an independent bottler (IB), the Velier St. Lucia 2010 7YO! The Bottling This rum is part of the “Khong” series, a selection of Velier bottlings which all…