Caroni 1996 Velier Single Cask 20 Year Old R3718 / Stefano Cremaschi

Lot: 174604
Caroni 1996 Single Cask 20 Year Old Rum / Stefano Cremaschi
Caroni 1996 Single Cask 20 Year Old Rum / Stefano Cremaschi
Caroni 1996 Single Cask 20 Year Old Rum / Stefano Cremaschi
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Winning Bid: £570.00

Caroni 1996 Velier Single Cask 20 Year Old R3718 / Stefano Cremaschi

Distillery:
Caroni
Age:
20 Year Old
Vintage:
1996
Region:
Trinidad
Bottler:
Velier
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
70.8%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Closed

Caroni 1996 Velier Single Cask 20 Year Old R3718 / Stefano Cremaschi

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 1996 at the long lost Caroni distillery.

Aged in Trinidad for 20 years, this is a single cask bottling from barrel #3718, specially selected by Stefano Cremaschi

One of 270 bottles.

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