Rum - Aged
St Lucia Distillery 1931 Rum
This is a Tier 1 score in the Rum category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
Saint Lucia Distillers Group is was founded in 1972 to consolidate a group of small rum distilleries situated--obviously enough--in St Lucia. They have grown to have a range of over 25 different rums. They are environmentally conscious employing a bottle recycling program, operating their boiler on recovered waste oil, and comply with EU standards on their effluent discharge.
1931 Rum is a special edition launched to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the St Lucia Distillery (despite the founding of the modern company 30 years ago the distillery itself is claimed to originated in 19321 in the Mayouba Valley of St Lucia). First launched in 2012, they intend to change the color of the label each year (along with the barcode, no doubt to the great frustration of retailers). They intend it to be a collector's item with each bottle hand-numbered. The rums are aged for between 4 and 9 years in a selection of different American oak casks and port wine casks.