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Caroni 15 Year Trinidad Rum

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Caroni 15 Year Trinidad Rum produced from the long closed Caroni distillery is a bottling by Velier of Italy. Distilled in 1998 and matured for 15 years on the island with a loss of 75% to evaporation (the angels share).
We’re pleased to be able to offer an allocation of what is unquestionably a true collector’s and connoisseur’s delight. Once these are gone, they’re gone forever.
Tasting notes: Long lasting finish, an aromatic journey experiencing candied fruits with a touch of acidity, wood, leading to spices (cloves, cinnamon, ginger).

Classification: Traditional Rum (Traditional Column Still Distillation)
Country: Trinidad
Aged: 15 years (Aged in the tropics – 75% angels share)
Distillery: Caroni Distillery (now closed)
ABV: 52% / 700ml

$184.00 $179.00 inc. GST

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Caroni 15 Year Trinidad Rum was produced by the now long closed Caroni Distillery in Trinidad.

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.

This rum was bottled by Velier.

www.velier.it

Weight 1.5 kg

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