Caroni Employees 3rd Release Full Set

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Caroni Employees 3rd Release Full Set contains a full sized 700ml bottle of each of the 3 expressions from the extremely limited Employees 3rd release series, each presented in a matching presentation box, including:

  • Caroni Employees Vijay ‘Vijay’ Ranmarine 24 Year 1996 | 64.5% 700ml
  • Caroni Employees Ganesh ‘Buju’ Ramgobie 22 Year 1998 | 67% 700ml
  • Caroni Employees Nita ‘Nitz’ Hogan 20 Year 2000 | 65.2% 700ml

This rum, produced at the legendary distillery of Caroni, equipped with both pot stills and column stills, and until 2002 Caroni produced very original “heavy rums.” The Caroni Employees series marks the last of the Caroni limited release from Velier, with these bottlings distilled in 1996, 1998 and 2000 all dedicated to former employees at Caroni.

We’re pleased to be able to offer an allocation of what is unquestionably a true collector’s and connoisseur’s delight.


Classification: Traditional Rum (Traditional Column Still Distillation)
Country: Trinidad
Aged: 20, 22, 24 years
Distillery: Caroni Distillery (now closed)
ABV: 64.5%, 67, 65.2% / 2100ml (3 x 700ml bottles)

$2,299.00 inc. GST

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Caroni Employees 3rd Release Full Set 700ml contains all 3 full sized bottles from the extremely limited 3rd release, with this rum produced by the famed and 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.

Caroni Employees 3rd Release Full Set was bottled by Velier.

Weight 2 kg

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