Chairman's Reserve 11 Year Vintage 2009 Rum
The Vintage 2009 is an assembly of aged distillates from two different expressions from the famed Coffey column as well as rums exclusively from the John Dore II pot still and the Vendome pot still. They were each aged independently for 11 years before being married by Head Blender, Deny Duplessis, who then returned the blended rum to Bourbon barrels for six weeks to allow the rums to integrate themselves. The marriage is consummated when the barrels are emptied for a final resting period in a large oak vat before bottling. The result is a vibrant golden-brown rum with an intense nose of honeyed raisin, flambeed toffee, banana, vanilla, and a hint of tobacco. On the palate, the Vintage 2009 feels creamy and concentrated, with powerful flavors of candied tropical fruits, spice, and toasted oak, and a complex finish of smoky leather and dark chocolate. Bottled at 46% abv.