Admiral Rodney is one of the world's finest rums. Made from 100% continuous still rums, Admiral Rodney is St. Lucia Distillers flagship in terms of age and complexity. The rum commemorates the English Admiral Rodney who famously "broke the line" and vanquished the French fleet at the Battle of the Saints in 1782.
As further stocks of aged rum come on line they are adding older rums into the blend. Currently the Admiral Rodney HMS Royal Oak blend contains rums of 7-12 years. During 2009 Admiral Rodney won Gold at the International Wine & Spirits Competition in London and Gold at the World Spirits Competition in Germany and the Rum Trophy at the International Spirits Challenge.
HMS Royal Oak was one of the British ships that, under Admiral Rodney's command, vanquished the French and paved the way to British dominance of the Caribbean.
Maturation: In American oak casks - Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and Buffalo Trace - separately by batch, then blended and bottled.
A nose of prunes, raisin fruit, toasty oak and tropical spices. An intense mouth-feel of sweet sultana fruit, tobacco and chocolate, with vanilla from the oak. Complex finish with sweet fruit, caramel and spice.