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Caroni 18 Year Old 100th Anniversary Of Caroni Distillery - La Maison & Velier 70cl / 51.4%
A bottle of Caroni 18 Year Old Extra Strong Trinidad rum. This was released in 2018 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Caroni distillery and the label is a reproduction of those used in the 1940s. This was produced by La Maison du Whisky & Velier.
The Caribbean island of Trinidad was once to home to more than 50 distilleries, today just one remains. Caroni is one of the island's lost distilleries, having closed its doors for good in 2002. It was established in 1923 and utilised both pot and column stills to produce the characteristic 'heavy' rum it has since become known for. The distillery supplied rum to the British Navy for many years and the raw materials were sourced from its own sugar refinery. In an unpopular move, the Trinidad government sold a 49% share of Rum Distillers Limited to Angostura, and the Caroni distillery closed a year later. Shortly after its closure, Luca Gargano of Italian spirits company Velier discovered hundreds of barrels of maturing Caroni rum, some dating back 30 years. These casks were purchased and bottled, 'Caronimania' took hold and the rum rapidly gained cult status amongst spirits fans.
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Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.