Press Release: St. Lucia Distillers is being commended for its continued confidence in St. Lucia’s economic development through the expansion of its facilities in the Roseau Valley.

Over the past 18 months, the premier rum producer in the Eastern Caribbean built three new cellars, with a capacity of storing 12,000 oak barrels. We get the details in this report.

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet headed the list of dignitaries, which included Bernard Hayot, the President of GBH, the parent company of St. Lucia Distillers.

The occasion was the official opening of three new cellars – built over the past 2 years, with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols. Prime Minister Chastanet noted the commitment of GBH in spite of the global pandemic.

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet – Cue in: I want to thank Cue out…thank you very very much

Bernard Hayot – the President of GBH was present for the official commissioning of the new cellars, but it was his son Rudolph Hayot who provided the details of the project.

Rodolphe Hayot, Director of GBH Cue in: Each of the cellars Cue out 12,000 barrels, The construction of the new cellars is one of three projects, earmarked by GBH since it acquired the distillery in 2016. The first ensured that award-winning rums produced by St. Lucia Distillers got profiled and marketed globally. Another project is the development of a rum and heritage attraction in the Roseau Valley.

This was welcomed by Member of Parliament for the area – Dominic Fedee who is also the Minister Tourism.

Dominic Fedee – MP and Minister for Tourism –Cue in: while we can Cue out…over the years

The Prime Minister also applauded the employer-employee relationship, noting the role of the National Workers Union.

Chastanet Cue In: I am very happy to see Cue out….for the persons who work here, The next major development at St. Lucia Distillers will be the Rum and Heritage Tour  which will be situated on a 25 acre site. It will incorporate the distillery and a sugar plantation.

By GVD

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