Admiral Rodney 'Officer's Release #2  Irish Whiskey Finished Rum
  • Category Rum
  • Country United States
  • Region Saint Lucia
  • Distillery St. Lucia Distillers
  • Style Single Traditional Column Rum
  • Alcohol 45%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Admiral Rodney

'Officer's Release #2 Irish Whiskey Finished Rum (0.75l, 45%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary

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St Lucia Distillers sits tightly on the dreamy tropical island of Saint Lucia. Distilled in traditional twin column Coffey stills, Saint Lucian Rums are heavier bodied than most column-distilled Rums with more of the Rum’s character preserved. The long oak aging in the tropical climate doesn’t hurt either and you’re left with something truly special.

The second release in their Admiral Rodney Rum 'Officer's series was distilled back in 2009 and aged for 11 years in Bourbon casks before it was finished for 9 months in ex-Irish Whiskey casks. This is the first time their Rum was finished in Irish Whiskey but given the exceptional taste, probably not the last. At least we hope so, since only 5,000 bottles of this gorgeous Rum were released.

 


*This bottle is a collector’s item; we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

**Individual orders are limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.

***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed.

  • Category Rum
  • Country United States
  • Region Saint Lucia
  • Distillery St. Lucia Distillers
  • Style Single Traditional Column Rum
  • Alcohol 45%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
Rum is a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
On May 2, 2007 Saint Lucia Distillers was struck by a major fire nearly destroying the blending facility. Thankfully the majority of the facility was salvaged but the damage created unique storage problems, forcing the cellar master to resort to finding unusual places to store the Rum barrels. As a result a lot of them were misplaced. When these “forgotten casks” reappeared they were turned into an extra aged Chairman’s Reserve, which received much critical acclaim.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
Rum is a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
On May 2, 2007 Saint Lucia Distillers was struck by a major fire nearly destroying the blending facility. Thankfully the majority of the facility was salvaged but the damage created unique storage problems, forcing the cellar master to resort to finding unusual places to store the Rum barrels. As a result a lot of them were misplaced. When these “forgotten casks” reappeared they were turned into an extra aged Chairman’s Reserve, which received much critical acclaim.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
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