St Lucia 1931 Rum 5th Edition is expertly crafted to commemorate the 84th anniversary of the St Lucia Distillery. The 1931 range is released as a brand new expression every year, with a new recipe and new packaging, and they are intended to be collector's items for rum connoisseurs. The 5th edition represents the 2015 blend, of which a mere 60 cases have been made available to the UK market making this a rarity to be sought out. The St Lucia 1931 5th Edition blend consists of 35% Vendôme pot still rums, 15% John Dore pots still rums, 20% John Dore/Vendôme blend rums, 18% Coffey still rums and 9% rhum agricole (derived from sugar cane juice rather than molasses). These rums are matured in bourbon barrels for between 6 and 12 years. On the nose, there are sweet and fruity aromas, banana, orange and red grapes. There is a real sugar cane freshness brought by the agricole, and notes of spicy oak tie the whole profile together. To taste, the rum is dry with flavours of oak and toasted spices, though vanilla notes brings some sweetness to balance things out. The agricole again brings its unique character imparting a slightly briny, vegetal note. The St Lucia 1931 5th Edition is a truly distinctive and complex sipping rum, best savoured slowly.