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.
Admiral G. Rodney was a brilliant naval strategist, an inveterate gambler and an unscrupulous collector of the spoils of war. He will forever be remembered as the Admiral who broke the French line at the Battle of the Saints thus ensuring British domination of the Caribbean. The Admiral Rodney series of award-winning rums celebrates this famous naval battle and toasts the courage and valour of British sailors who “broke the line” and vanquished the French fleet.
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 These rums were withdrawn from the column on lower plates to capture natural characters of the rum, which develops overtime aging in oak casks. Each individual expression shows the meticulous talents of the St. Lucia Distiller’s Master Blender, Evanus Harris.
The column still at St. Lucia Distillers is a traditional twin column Coffey still commissioned in 1985. The Admiral Rodney rums have the fingerprint of Saint Lucian rum, which is a rum character unparalleled to any other fine aged rum. The rich flavour profile is undoubtedly from the brilliance of extracting pure rum on lower plates in the rectifier column with lower alcohol by volume. These are heavier bodied rums than most column distilled rums and deserve extended periods of aging in oak casks to fully evolve into the Saint Lucia’s most prized liquid treasure.