Saint Lucia Distillers – Chairmans Reserve: Legacy

Seasons greetings!

I kept meaning and kept meaning to add to the site – now I’ve blinked and it’s December! Procrastination, thy name is RumLondon. I’m genuinely sorry you’ve not been subject to my terribel gremmar and awful, punctuation – but we’ve probably all suffered enough in 2020 amirite?

Fear not however – I’m back and I’ll probably never leave you again.
The subject of todays review is a new addition to the core range for SLD and one that’s been infiltrating my social media posts for a month or so now. It’s called Chairmans Reserve Legacy and through, what I can only assume was a terrible misunderstanding of how small I am in the world of rum and rum reviews, I was very kindly sent a bottle of it by Dave Marsland, UK Brand Ambassador for Chairmans Reserve.

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Foursquare: 2007

Country: Barbados
Pot & Column Still Blend
Aging: 12 years, ex-bourbon casks
ABV: 59%
Bottled: March 2019
Outturn: 27,000

Another Foursquare review for you all. This is number 10 (X if you’re want to be all classical about it) in the Exceptional Cask Selection range. I’m all too aware that I’m late to the party. So much so that many of you will have had your first bottle, ordered a second (or third) and be deep into that with friends and family. All joking aside, this is so belated that the US has been able to try the 2008 for the last month – hopefully I’ll be a smidge more punctual when it reaches these shores.

Still, some (no one) might call me fashionably late (no they wouldn’t).

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Foursquare: Nobiliary

Country: Barbados
Pot & Column Still Blend
Aging: 14 years, ex-bourbon casks
ABV: 59%
Bottled: December 2019
Outturn: 6000 (Europe, US is TBC)

I’m definitely a Foursquare fan. I think the company really works to educate the consumer and I’ve not yet heard a poor review of any of their rums. I was lucky enough to be able to take part in a Twitter tasting where I was given a dram of this and I was impressed enough that I subsequently bought two bottles of it! I’m halfway through the first one now, so I *THINK* I can give a reasonable judged review. (No points for guessing it’ll be a good one).

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