Berry Bros & Rudd Caroni 12 Year Rum

Berry Bros & Rudd Caroni 12 Year Rum produced from the long closed Caroni distillery is a bottling by Berry Bros & Rudd of London. Berry Brothers & Rudd has operated out of the same shop in London since 1698, making it Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant. The brand also holds warrants for both HM The Queen and HRH The Price Of Wales, to further cement their prestige.
Caroni rum stocks are highly sought after and with the distillery being dormant since 2003, they will not last forever. We’re pleased to be able to offer an allocation of a true collector’s delight. Very limited – once these are gone, they’re gone forever.
Tasting notes: This deep amber rum brims with sweet, rich fruity aromas countered by zesty lemon and lime, some treacle toffee and cloves. The wonderfully succulent honeyed palate delivers waves of flavour. A little oak shines through to offer some balancing tannin.

Classification: Traditional Rum (Traditional Column Still Distillation)
Country: Trinidad
Aged: 12 years
Distillery: Caroni Distillery (now closed)
ABV: 46% / 700ml

$169.00 inc. GST

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Berry Bros & Rudd Caroni 12 Year Rum was produced by the now long closed Trinidad Distillery and bottled by the renowned Berry Bros & Rudd spirits merchants.

While the Caribbean has a long history of rum, a significant part of this history has been irretrievably lost. Trinidad once boasted more than 50 distilleries. The number dwindled to eight by the 1950s and now only Angostura remains.

The decline was mostly due to the demise of the local sugar industry (Trinidad now imports molasses for rum production). This increasingly rare bottling represents a small part of that era.

The Caroni Estate Distillery (est. 1918), closed in 2003 and is now sadly, demolished. It was built on the site of an old sugar factory and for a period supplied rums to the British Navy. At the time, there were some eight to ten other sugar factories operating, each producing different types (and qualities) of rums, bought up by merchants and sold to rum shops all over the island. Caroni gradually increased the quality of its distilling process, moving on from its original cast iron still to a wooden coffey still, until 1945 when they acquired a copper still which was followed by a single column in 1957 and then a four column Gerb Herman still in 1980. Rums from the estate gained a reputation for being particularly flavoursome.

Weight 1.5 kg

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