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Saint Lucia Pot Still 9 Year Old Cask Strength Rum 2005 - distilled by Saint Lucia Distillers Ltd. - Saint Lucia

After being used to aged American whiskey and/or bourbon, seven casks were sold to St Lucia Distillers Limited. These casks #452, 7, 155, 157, 161, 418 and 421 aged Vendome Pot Still rum for nine years in St Lucia before being shipped to the US in late 2014 where they were emptied, batched and bottled at full strength. Scroll down for more details about these casks and their history.

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There were 144 cases of Saint Lucia Pot Still 9 Year Old Cask Strength Rum 2005 bottled. Hi res image

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Item ABV Volume Case UPC
SL-115-9CS-12 67.4% 750ml 12 000513072877
St Lucia is located roughly 1000 miles north of the equator in the Eastern Caribbean island chain.
St Lucia
St Lucia
St Lucia
St Lucia Distiller Ltd is just south of Marigot Bay
The molasses used at St Lucia Distillers was sourced from Guyana and contained 65% dissolved sugar, one of the highest sugar contents of any molasses found in the Caribbean. The high sugar content is attributed to the age of the Guyanese sugar mill.
There are three stills at St Lucia Distillers Ltd. A continuous column still, the Vendome still below and another smaller pot still.
Vendome Pot Still at St Lucia Distillers Ltd.
Installed in 2002, this Vendome Pot Still has a capacity of about 2000 liters.
The distillate is condensed at about 82% ABV
After distillation, the distillate is collected in large tanks where several batches of distillate are blended. From these tanks, second-use American oak barrels are filled with fresh rum at about 70% ABV.
Barrels for shipment
Barrels of rum secured for shipment.

Barrels for shipment
Barrels of rum in a shipping container.
Before a shipment bound for the US can be accepted, an ISF filing must declare shipment details. Here is a look at the required ISF filing.

From Vieux Fort, St Lucia the container was shipped on the Conrad S to Trinidad where the cargo was transshipped on the Shippan Island to Bridgetown, Barbados then St Johns, Antigua and then on to Redhook Terminal, New York, NY. After being barged to the port in Newark, the container was trucked to the warehouse in South Kearney, NJ.

Shipping Route

Conrad S
Conrad S
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Shippan Island
Shippan Island
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From the NJ warehouse, the barrels were trucked to Five & 20 Spirits distillery in Westfield, NY for bottling.

For nine years, casks #7, 157, 155, 161, 418, 421 and 452 were aging Vendome Pot Still rum at St Lucia Distillers Ltd. In late 2014, these barrels were shipped to the US where they were batched and then bottled at cask strength at Five & 20 Spirits by Joe Nelson in January 2015. During the three months between shipping and bottling, the alcohol content by volume increased approximately 0.1% with a corresponding decrease in volume.
Barrel 7
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Cask #7 was first filled with Vendome Pot Still rum
in March 2005.
Barrel 157
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Cask #157 was first filled with Vendome Pot Still rum
in February 2005 and then refilled in October 2005.
Barrel 155
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Cask 155 was filled with Vendome Pot Still rum in 2005.
Barrel 161
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Cask #161 was filled with Vendome Pot Still rum in 2005.
Barrel 418
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Cask #418 was first filled with Vendome Pot Still rum
in October 2005.
Barrel 421
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Cask #421 was first filled with Vendome Pot Still rum
in october 2005.
Barrel 452
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Cask #452 was first filled with rum in August 2002
then refilled in December 2003 and again in March
2005 with Vendome Pot Still rum.
Emptying Barrels.
Barrels are emptying using a vacuum pump.

Prior to bottling, this blend was filtered with a five micron filter to remove charcoal that may be suspended in the liquid and that might prevent a malfunction in the bottling machine.
No flavoring or color was added.

Bottles are filled with a six bottle gravity feed filler.
Filling Bottles Filling Bottles
Bottles being filled

Filling Bottles
Putting in the synthetic corks

Labeling Bottles
Filled bottled being labeled.

Labeling Bottles
Finished bottles with capsules and labels

Pallet of filled bottles.
56 cases on a pallet ready for shipment to a distributor in your state.

There was no caramel color or flavoring of any kind added to this rum.

Bottled by at

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