St Lucia Distillers won the Trophy for ‘Best Rum’ at the International Spirits Challenge in London this week for the fourth time in the last six years. The winning rum this year was their ‘1931’ Second Edition Rum which celebrates over 80 years of distilling fine rums on the island of St Lucia and which is newly blended each year.
This follows previous ‘Best Rum’ ISC Trophy wins for St Lucia Distillers for their Admiral Rodney Extra Old Limited Edition Rum in 2009, their Chairman’s Reserve Spiced Rum in 2010 and their Chairman’s Reserve Finest Rum in 2013.
The casks selected for the ‘1931’ Second Edition were put down in 2004, 2005 and 2006. These included casks containing 100% Coffey still distillates matured in a combination of American white oak casks and Port casks. In addition they selected casks with 100% pot still and 50/50 blends of pot and Coffey still rums, aged in American white oak. The blend was then assembled and put back into American white oak casks for a further three months to marry before bottling. The ‘1931’ Second Edition rum was first released in 2012.
St Lucia Distillers ‘1931’ Second Edition is available from Master of Malt
I’m partial to most rums that St Lucia Distillers have released as I own the Chairman’s Reserve range, Admiral Rodney and also the ‘1931’ First Edition. If I ever obtain the ‘1931’ Second Edition, I’ll be sure to let you know how it tastes.
The picture above shows (from left to right): Ian Wisniewski, Judge at the ISC, Josiah Regis receiving the ISC Trophy for ‘Best Rum’ 2014 on behalf of St Lucia Distillers and John West of UK importer Emporia Brands Ltd with Justin Smith, Publisher, Drinks International.
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