On May 2 2007 St Lucia Distillers was struck by a major fire. Mercifully most of the distillery was spared but there were great problems with storage, forcing them to find space for ageing casks in the most unusual places.
Having done so, the cellar team had a memory lapse and forgot the casks that had been laid down for award-winning Chairman's reserve.
These casks were found recently and upon tasting were found to contain a wonderfully complex rum which has now been offered as a limited release: Chairman's Reserve - The Forgotten Casks, which has already won a gold medal and best in class at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2011.
Vieux Rhum Dzama 3 years 52% 70cl
Mezan Guyana 1998 40% 70cl
Rum Sixty Six Family Reserve Foursquare Distillery 40% 70cl
Plantation Orignial Dark Overproof Rum 73% 70cl
Green Label Barbados Rum 11 years old 46% 70cl
Rum Nation Barbados Rum 43% 8 years old
Atlantico Private Cask 40% 70cl
Was: £40.99 Now: £36.89
Mezan Panama 1999 42% 70cl
Appleton Estate 12 years old Extra Rum 43% 70cl
Ron Millonario Solera 15 Reserva 40% 70cl