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Saint Lucia Pot Still 5 Year Old Rum 93 proof 2008 - distilled by Saint Lucia Distillers Ltd. - Saint Lucia

Aged 5 years in casks #474-6-08, 423-6-08, 885-11-07 and 872-11-07 at Saint Lucia Distillers Ltd. then shipped to the US where the contents of these barrels were blended and diluted for bottling. The aroma of this full-flavored, pot still rum explodes when the bottle is opened. Hints of pear, green apple and papaya in the initial taste give way to a spicy blend of cinnamon, tropical fruit and smoky oak. The finish is long, as you would expect in a 100% pot still rum, with baking spice tones on top of a slightly smoky foundation.

There were 123 cases of Saint Lucia Pot Still 5 Year Old Rum 93 proof 2008 bottled.
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Item ABV Volume Case UPC
SL-813-593-12 46.5% 750ml 12 000513072822
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 container #CMAU1671395.
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.

Below is an excerpt from the BL for this shipment. Click on the image below to see the entire BL.
BL excerpt
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 Western Carriers warehouse N. Bergen NJ.

Shipping Route

Conrad S
Conrad S
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Shippan Island
Shippan Island
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July 22nd, the barrels were trucked to Five & 20 Spirits distillery in Mayville, NY for bottling.

Cask numbers #474-6-08, 423-6-08, 885-11-07 and 872-11-07 were aged five years at St Lucia Distillers Ltd. These barrels were blended together at Five & 20 Spirits by Joe Nelson and then diluted with filtered water to 46.5% ABV.

Water Analysis
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Emptying Barrels.
Barrels are emptying using a vacuum pump.

Prior to bottling, this blend was filtered with a one 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.
55 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 at Five & 20 Spirits Mayville, NY

There were 123 cases of Saint Lucia Pot Still 5 Year Old Rum 93 proof 2008 bottled.

Other products from Saint Lucia Distillers Ltd. imported by Caribbean Spirits Inc.
Item No. ABV Volume Btl/Case UPC
SL-115-10CS-12 65.5% 750ml 12 000513072945
SL-813-5CS-12 59.3% 750ml 12 SOLD OUT
SL-115-5CS-12 59.2% 750ml 12 000513072815
SL-813-7CS-12 63.8% 750ml 12 SOLD OUT
SL-115-7CS-12 59% 750ml 12 000513072839
SL-115-7CS-12-565 58% 750ml 12 000513072839
SL-115-7CS-12-550 60.4% 750ml 12 000513072839
SL-813-793-12 46.5% 750ml 12 000513072846
SL-115-8CS-12-278 62% 750ml 12 000513072853
SL-813-8CS-12 65.8% 750ml 12 SOLD OUT
SL-115-8CS-12 62.1% 750ml 12 000513072853
SL-115-8CS-12-592 62.3% 750ml 12 000513072853
SL-813-9CS-12 61.3% 750ml 12 SOLD OUT
SL-115-9CS-12 67.4% 750ml 12 000513072877
SL-115-9CS-12-40 65.7% 750ml 12 000513072877
SL-115-9CS-12-420 ~65% 750ml 12 SOLD OUT
SL-813-993-12 46.5% 750ml 12 000513072884