In the 1950s there were two rum factories operating on the island of Saint Lucia.
They joined their forces in 1972 and thus created Saint Lucia Distillers Group, a company that runs the only distillery operating currently on the island, located in the valley of Roseau. In 2007 a part of the distillery was devoured by a fire which destroyed its laboratory and blending facilities. In time, the island’s sugar cane plantations were replaced by banana plantations, which forced the distillery to import from Guyana. Recently, however, the company purchased five acres of land on which to run a sugar cane plantation.
Chairman’s Reserve White is a rum distilled both in column stills and traditional pot stills, manufactured and bottled on the island of Saint Lucia. Unlike most other white rums, the spirit was matured in oak casks, however it later underwent filtration in order to remove the colour from the casks. Its bouquet offers notes of lemon peel, sweet raisins and fruity hard candy.