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Caroni 1996 Velier 21 Year Old 100 Proof

Lot: 90790
Caroni 1996 100 Proof 21 Year Old Rum
Caroni 1996 100 Proof 21 Year Old Rum
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Winning Bid: £250

Caroni 1996 Velier 21 Year Old 100 Proof

Distillery:
Caroni
Age:
21 Year Old
Vintage:
1996
Region:
Trinidad
Bottler:
Velier
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
100 Imperial Proof
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Closed

Caroni 1996 Velier 21 Year Old 100 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.

Distilled in 1996 at the now lost Caroni distillery.

Aged in Trinidad for 21 years, before being bottled in France in 2017.

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Important Notice
Please be advised that the absence of any specific condition reports does not imply that this bottle is in perfect condition. We recommend close inspection of all images prior to placing any bids, and any further information required can be provided upon request.

 

This collection was stored at Mr. Gooding's residence in Colorado, USA. It was amassed for the purpose of display, and as such boxes and other associated items from the original presentation of each bottle may no longer be present. All lots are sold as photographed.

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