Compagnie des Indes TRINIDAD Caroni 22 Year 1998 Rum

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Compagnie des Indes TRINIDAD Caroni 22 Year 1998 Rum produced at the now shuttered Caroni Distillery.

Carribbean rum doesn’t come much rarer or more collectable than Caroni. Various companies have secured casks over the years and the last remaining stocks are slowly being released. This very old expression from French bottler, ‘Compagnie des Indes’ is a single barrel that yielded 287 bottles at natural strength. 57.5% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.

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 unique and flavoursome.

Classification: Traditional Rum
Country: Trinidad
Aged: 22 years
Distillery: Caroni
ABV: 57.5% / 700ml

$685.00 inc. GST

Out of stock

Compagnie des Indes TRINIDAD Caroni 22 Year 1998 Rum is part of the extensive range of authentic expressions from all over the globe.

Compagnie des Indes (translates to ‘East India Company’) rums are produced with great care and elegance. The idea was brought to life in memory of the former East India Company from the seventeenth and eighteenth century that selected rare commodities from distant continents and imported them to their countries. Like them, Compagnie des Indes select only the best qualities of rum from all over the world and import these to Europe for maturation and bottling.

No matter if we speak about single casks or carefully selected blends – Compagnie des Indes always focus on bringing out the character and qualities of each local origin.

AUTHENTIC RUMS INSTEAD OF ADDITIVES – Never too heavy or too sweet in taste, Compagnie des Indes know how to keep their authenticity. Compagnie des Indes rums are a journey through Caribbean, Latin American and even Eastern countries.

Except for some blends, Compagnie des Indes  products do not contain any sugar. Our idea is to deliver rum that taste like rum with all its edgy characteristics – or as they say: simply wonderful rum.

All Compagnie des Indes single casks are the fruit of barrels carefully selected for their qualities. Sometimes bottled as Full Proof, either reduced to the osmosis water (devoid of any taste or sediment) these rums, representative of their origins, are authentic and elegant.

Try the Compagnie des Indes TRINIDAD Caroni 22 Year 1998 Rum and the full Compagnie des Indes range today.

Weight 1.5 kg