Caroni 1989 Velier 17 Year Old Light Full Proof

Lot: 184410
Caroni 1989 Full Proof 17 Year Old Light Rum
Caroni 1989 Full Proof 17 Year Old Light Rum
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Winning Bid: £1,260.00

Caroni 1989 Velier 17 Year Old Light Full Proof

Distillery:
Caroni
Age:
17 Year Old
Vintage:
1989
Region:
Trinidad
Bottler:
Velier
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
64.2%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Closed

Caroni 1989 Velier 17 Year Old Light Full Proof

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.

A full proof light Trinidad rum, distilled in 1989.

Aged for 17 years, this was bottled from a stock of 3 casks, producing 680 bottles.

Bottled by Velier in 2006.

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Next Auction starts Friday, 26th July 2019. Bottle deadline is Monday 15th.

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