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Admiral Rodney HMS Royal Oak Rum

$110 Members Only Price

Admiral Rodney HMS Royal Oak, the original Admiral Rodney blend, containing 7-12 year old Coffey still rum that has been aged exclusively in previously used Bourbon casks and blended to perfection. A presentation box is also included.

Already a multi-award-winning rum from Saint Lucia, Admiral Rodney has evolved further and has been re-launched with two additional expressions to create a permanent range of three exquisite rums. Each year a limited edition “Officier’s Release” bottling is also released showcasing a unique and innovative cask finish, which will be our member’s only optional add-in (further details to be announced via email and on social media).

Admiral Rodney has been labelled by some of the world’s most respected rum aficionados as the best pure rum made on a traditional twin-column Coffey still. Staying true to what has made Admiral Rodney such a great success, these extraordinary spirits display exceptional blends of aged column distilled rums of different age ranges and finishes. Each distillate in Admiral Rodney Rum is withdrawn from the column on lower plates to capture natural characters of the rum, which develops over time aging in oak casks. Each individual expression shows the meticulous talents of St. Lucia Distiller’s Head Blender, Deny Duplessis.

Admiral Rodney HMS Royal Oak was in the vanguard of ships to engage the French in the famous Battle of the Saints. Captained by Thomas Burnett, the Royal Oak maneuverer skillfully and brought to bear all of her 74 guns on the enemy for the duration of the battle. With 8 men lost and 20 wounded, the Royal Oak played an integral role in the first skirmishes of the battle and encouraged us to create a rum of rarity, intensity, and boldness.

Tasting Notes:
Bright amber colour with a nose of prunes, raisin fruit, toasty oak and tropical spiced. Intense mouth-feel of sweet sultana fruit, tobacco, and chocolate, with vanilla from the oak. Complex finish with sweet fruit, caramel, and spice.

ABV: 40% | 700ml


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Admiral Rodney HMS Royal Oak Rum is crafted by St Lucia Distillers Group of Companies who have emerged from a tradition of the on-site, house-special rum production that was a common feature of the West Indian sugar plantation. Sugar’s by-product, molasses was fermented and distilled to rum, the demand for which has been a constant through the fluctuations of West Indian plantation economies. By the late 1950s, two distilleries remained, one at Dennery, the site of the Barnard family plantation, and the other Geest-owned at Roseau, the location of the now St Lucia Distillers Group of Companies.

St Lucia Distillers Group of Companies was formed in 1972 when the two distilleries amalgamated producing a now-discontinued blend of rum whose name reflected the merger, Denros Bounty Rum. The Barnard family bought out the Geest shares in 1992 and in 1997 sold shares to Trinidad-based Angostura Ltd., giving the company a wider regional presence and the capital to pursue the product development philosophy which has since characterised St Lucia Distillers Group of Companies. In 2005 the Barnard family, planters and rum distillers for over a century sold to CLICO, with third generation rum-maker Laurie Barnard staying on as Managing Director.

St Lucia Distillers Group of Companies, in the thirty nine (39) years since its inception, has grown from producing a single-label mass-market rum to a portfolio of premium rums and liqueurs. Today, St Lucia Distillers Group of Companies boasts a range of over 25 rum and rum-related products which have performed exceptionally and won honours at international competitions.

Already a multi-award-winning rum from Saint Lucia, Admiral Rodney has evolved further and has been re-launched with 2 additional portfolio mates to create a range of 3 exquisite rums, including the Admiral Rodney HMS Princessa Rum, Admiral Rodney HMS Royal Oak Rum, and Admiral Rodney HMS Formidable Rum and now the limited Admiral Rodney Officers Release No1 Rum. Admiral Rodney has been labelled by some of the world’s most respected rum aficionados as the best pure rum made on a traditional twin column Coffey still. Staying true to what has made Admiral Rodney such a great success, the three releases of Admiral Rodney are exceptional blends of aged column distilled rums of different age ranges. These rums were withdrawn from the column on lower plates to capture natural characters of the rum, which develops over time aging in oak casks. Each individual expression shows the meticulous talents of the St. Lucia Distiller’s Master Blender, Evanus Harris.

Admiral Rodney Officers Release No2 Irish Whiskey Cask Rum is the 2nd release of the limited Officers Release series.

www.admiralrodneyrum.com

 

Weight 2.0 kg