Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the West indies, located north/northeast of the island of Saint-Vincent, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It covers a land area of 617 km2.
The French were the island’s first European settlers, thanks to a pirate named François Le Clerc, nicknamed “Jambe de Bois” because of his wooden leg.
England took control of the island from 1663 to 1667. In ensuing years, it was at war with France fourteen times, and the rule of the island changed frequently (it was ruled seven times each by the French and British). In 1814, the British took definitive control of the island.
Saint Lucia only became independent within the British Commonwealth in 1979.
The country is becoming more and more touristic. Two mountains, the Pitons, form the island’s most famous landmark on the western side of the island.
Admiral Rodney is a truly unique brand produced by the Saint Lucia Distillers.
The distillery, the only one of Saint Lucia island has been created in 1972 as a result of the merger of Saint Lucia last two distilleries (Barnard Distillery from Dennery and Geest Distillery from Roseau Valley).
Awarded “(Rum) Distillery of the Year” by World Spirits in 2018, St Lucia is producing a 100% English Style Rum.
The Admiral Rodney signature flavour profile comes from the robust base rum extracted from lower plates on the Coffey still, where there is less alcohol but more natural flavour and true rum character. These rums are then patiently aged in oak casks and meticulously blended to create soft, rich sipping rums that tell stories long after your glass is empty.