Admiral Rodney Princessa
HMS Princessa was originally a Spanish vessel captured by the British in 1780 at the battle of Cape St. Vincent. Captained by Charles Knatchbull with Rear Admiral Francis Samuel Drake abroad, this 70 gun ship of the line was one of the first ships to engage the French in the Battle of the Saints. Fighting valiantly, the Princessa engaged the enemy throughout the battle and inspired us to create this rum which embodies power and integrity.
Rum Blend: Admiral Rodney Princessa contains rum aged exclusively in American white oak bourbon casks. All the rums have been aged between 5 and 9 years before being blended together by our Master blender.
Tasting Notes: Deep mahogany color with honeyed raisins on the nose and a hint of vanilla and tobacco. Sweet with intense brown sugar, crème brulee tones balanced by dry toasty oak. Complex finish with good oak integration, caramel, and tropical spice.
Admiral Rodney Royal Oak
HMS Royal Oak was in the vanguard of ships to engage the French in the famous Battle of the Saints. Captained by Thomas Burnett, the Royal Oak maneuvered skillfully and brought to bear all of her 74 guns on the enemy for the duration of the battle. With 8 men lost and 20 wounded, the Royal Oak played an integral role in the first skirmishes of the battle and encouraged us to create a rum of rarity, intensity, and boldness.
Rum Blend: Admiral Rodney Royal Oak contains Saint Lucia Distillers original blend of Coffey still rums aged in American white oak bourbon casks aged 7 to 12 years.
Tasting Notes: Bright amber color with a nose of prunes, raisin fruit, toasty oak and tropical spiced. Intense mouth-feel of sweet sultana fruit, tobacco, and chocolate, with vanilla from the oak. Complex finish with sweet fruit, caramel, and spice.
Admiral Rodney Formidable
HMS Formidable was Admiral Rodney’s flagship in the famous Battle of the Saints. Formidable was in the center of the British fleet and took advantage of a sudden change of wind to “break the line” and sail into the French fleet unleashing her 98 guns on Admiral de Grasse’s ships. Fighting with gusto and courage, Formidable’s gallantry has inspired an exceptional rum that celebrates valor, honor, and service.
Rum Blend: Admiral Rodney Formidable contains rums aged in American white oak bourbon casks. The base distillates have been aged for a minimum of 9 to 12 years in tropical heat which significantly speeds the maturation.
Tasting Notes: Intense dark golden color with a nose of wonderful honeyed raisin fruit, spiced and vanilla. A complex palate of luscious sweet sultans fruit balanced with a toasty oak. Long finish to leave a lasting impression of the brilliance of great rum.