A Well Kept Secret
Castries is a rum-based liqueur from the island of St-Lucia in the Caribbean. Castries Crème Liqueur was released in 2007 and was the first super premium peanut flavoured spirit in the world. Castries is produced in small batches in the luminous city of Castries, St-Lucia, the city with which the brand shares its name. If you have traveled to the Caribbean, you know that each island has its own unique variation of rum-based liqueur. Castries is a creamy blend of peanuts and fine aged St-Lucia rum with a hints of vanilla and a secret blend of spices. The peanuts are grown in the fertile volcanic soil of the island villages of Laborie and Choiseul and are hand picked and roasted on site. Castries home page description is “creamy, seductive, sensual, pure”. The liqueur is distributed by Team Spirits Imports Company in New York. Castries has been awarded ‘Best Cream Liqueur’ four times by the Beverage Testing Institute. It is available only in 750ml bottles and is 16% ABV. Even thought Castries Peanut Crème Liqueur has had many positive reviews, it is still fairly unknown, perhaps because peanut allergy is common and can cause a serious reaction.