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Caroni 1992 Velier 18 Year Old Heavy Rum

Lot: 123001
Caroni 1992 18 Year Old Heavy Trinidad Rum
Caroni 1992 18 Year Old Heavy Trinidad Rum
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Winning Bid: £435

Caroni 1992 Velier 18 Year Old Heavy Rum

Distillery:
Caroni
Age:
18 Year Old
Vintage:
1992
Region:
Trinidad
Bottler:
Velier
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
55%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Closed

Caroni 1992 Velier 18 Year Old Heavy Rum

Established in 1923 on the site of the sugar factory for which it was named, Caroni was a key ingredient of British Navy rations, where it's famous high ester 'Heavy' rums help to make up the signature flavour. Sadly, with the decline of the Trinidadian sugar industry, the Islands distillers became more and more dependent upon imported molasses, making distilling less and less economical. The writing then, was already on the wall when in 2001 the Trinidadian government sold a 49% share in the holding company to Angostura. Caroni was shuttered in 2002 and a Behemoth of flavour was lost to the world.

Thankfully, in 2004, Luca Gargano discovered the ossuary of Caroni's warehouses filled of barrels of the legendary heavy rum quietly ageing. Since then we have seen a number of outstanding releases with collectors and drinkers alike seeking to acquire one of these coveted relics.

Distilled in 1992 and bottled in 2010 at 18 years old.

A stock of 33 casks produced 16236 bottles.

Velier import for the Italian market.

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Condition
  • Slight bubbling to edges of labels
  • Foxing to labels.
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