Chairmans Reserve 2006 Vendome RMW Exclusive
A single cask of Chairman's Reserve bottled exclusively for Royal Mile Whiskies. This rum was distilled at the St Lucia Distillery in a Vendome pot still and filled into a cask in 2006. Vendome is a particular manufacturer of pot stills, and the one at St Lucia has been in operation since 2003, interestingly it combines a rectifying column on top of the pot. The rum itself was matured in an ex-bourbon cask for 13 years and hugely impressed our tasting team with its balance of heavy, herbally notes along with fruits and treacle. This has been both aged and bottled in St Lucia and is limited to 286 bottles.
Staff Tasting Notes
Nose: Mashed herbs such as mint along with citrus, dark berries and a touch of liquorice. Fireworks, burnt wood and banana skins.
Palate: Spices, a heavy texture with blood oranges, peaches, apricots and treacle.
Finish: Long, creamy and gingery, dark chocolate and rocket leaves. Forest-floor damp wood suggesting some background funk.