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St Lucia Distillers UK Tour 2017

Written by Pete on . Posted in Rum Chat

Don’t Miss Out!  

There’s not a lot I can add to the following press release, except – St Lucian rums are pretty much fantastic across the board, and if you’ve not yet spent any quality time with them – then you really MUST NOT miss out on catching one of the UK dates.
...I’m only sorry we didn’t run this in time to shout about the first stop on the tour!
St Lucia Distillers UK Tour 2017
Press Release: This March and April, UK distributor Emporia Brands have put together a calendar of events involving its award-winning St Lucia Distillers range, after the initial success of last year’s programme.
Brand Ambassador Dave Marsland and the Emporia Brands team will be touring fifteen cities as they bring together the Chairman’s Reserve range, which includes Gold, Spiced, White Label and Forgotten Cask, the Admiral Rodney, and an edition of premium expression 1931, plus a selection of the distillates from which they are blended.
In 1931, the Barnard family founded a distillery at Dennery, St Lucia. Now based on the other side of the island at Roseau, the distillery has been considerably modernized and new technologies and improvements constantly incorporated. The installation of pot stills in 1998 added considerably to the variety of rums being produced in this highly regarded distillery which received the accolade of Individual Distiller of the Year at the International Spirits Challenge, one of six trophies received in six years – a unique achievement.
With the premise of a flavour experience, the tour sees an approach to the range that offers bartenders and key industry figures invited to not only learn about St Lucia, but ideas on how to embrace the versatility of St Lucia Distillers, from the Spiced variety to the rare 1931.
Cities on the tour include Manchester, London, Leeds, Brighton, Liverpool, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Newcastle, Cardiff, Reading, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Glasgow, with Emporia Brands looking to strengthen their campaign as they look ahead to the next instalment of the ‘Chairman’s XI’ with their ever-expanding sales team seeking out some of the UK’s best and brightest to follow in the footsteps of some of the industries key figures, including Lyndon Higginson of The Liars Club in Manchester, Danny Murphy of Aloha in Liverpool and Adam Binnersley of the MOJO Group.
Places are limited for each session, due to the rarity of gaining the exclusive 1931 and distillates for the tastings. To secure your place, please contact Dave Marsland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , stating the session you wish to attend from the list below.
  • Manchester Mojo's, 9th March, 1:30pm
  • London Burlock, 15th March, 2pm
  • Leeds Mojo's, 15th March, 1:30pm
  • Brighton Oki Nami, 21st March, 1pm
  • Liverpool Maya, 23rd March, 1:30pm
  • Birmingham Island Bar, 4th April, 2pm
  • Nottingham Brass Monkey, 5th April, 3pm
  • Leicester The Queen of Bradgate, 6th April, 2pm
  • Newcastle Alvino's, 11th April, 1pm
  • Edinburgh Reekie Tiki, 16th April, 4pm
  • Cardiff The Dead Canary, 21st April, 2pm
  • Aberdeen Bos'n, 23rd April, 3pm
  • Dundee Draffens, 24th April, 4pm
  • Reading Milk, 26th April, 2pm
  • Glasgow Distill, 26th April, 4pm
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St Lucia Distillers UK Tour 2017

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