Saint Lucia is part of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies, on the eastern Caribbean Sea and a boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. One of the Windward Islands, Saint Lucia was named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse (AD 283 – 304) and is one of two countries in the world named after a woman (Ireland is named after the Celtic goddess of fertility Eire) and the only country named after a historical woman.
The award-winning St Lucia Distillers have been around since 1972 and are located on the west coast of the island within the Roseau Valley. Producing international brands such as Chairman’s Reserve, Bounty and Admiral Rodney, as well as local brands Denros and Marigot Bay, the distillery is open for visitors and you can book onto their Rhythm of Rum tour!
Bounty rum, “The Spirit of Saint Lucia”, was established in 1972 as the principle rum brand of St. Lucia Distillers. Bounty rum captures and conveys the island’s most dynamic and festive qualities, which stem from the island’s traditional and cultural roots.
Chairman’s Reserve was first blended in 1999, overseen by then Chairman, Laurie Barnard, as a special project to create a fine quality rum that can represent the iconic style of St. Lucian rum.
The Admiral Rodney series of award-winning rums celebrates the famous naval battle and toasts the courage and valour of British sailors who “broke the line” and vanquished the French fleet.