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Lot 82982

Caroni 1998 HTR Cask 2173 168.5 litres 63.1%

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Lot Information


Trinidad and Tobago

Cask In Bond



Caroni Auction

Rum Auction

Charity Donation

This cask was donated by John Barrett, Director of Bristol Spirits Ltd. for the Distillers’ Livery Emergency Appeal in support of The Drinks Trust.


A cask of Caroni 1998 HTR Rum.

This rum was distilled at Rum Distillers of Trinidad & Tobago Distillery, Southern Road, Caroni in 1998, and is the HTR Heavy Type Rum produced in column stills and filled into refill American oak. It was stored on the island at the distillery until 2010, upon which it was shipped to the UK and entered into cool, damp warehousing in Liverpool, a traditional centre for rum importation.

This cask remains under bond and the rum will continue to mature in cask. This cask was regauged on 28 May 2020. The regauge found that the cask now contains approximately 168.5 bulk litres at a cask strength of 63.1% ABV (this is referred to as 106.3 litres of alcohol).

If bottled immediately this would yield approximately 405 x 70cl bottles of rum at 37.5% ABV

Tasting notes:

Fine golden amber colour indicating long wood ageing leading to a powerful nose of fruit, dried spice and tobacco, typical of aged Caroni. The palate is full and powerful with similar elements combined with well controlled wood and a slight touch of kerosene, a classic Caroni feature, leading to a long well balanced and lingering finish.

A picture of the actual cask is included.

Bidders should make any enquiries about this cask to [email protected] before bidding.

This Caroni 1998 HTR Cask 2173 sold at our online auction for £21,500


This cask is held in a bonded warehouse in Liverpool, UK. Annual storage must be arranged direct with the warehouse following the sale.

Ownership of this cask is auctioned here in bond, this means that the price does not include any duty or VAT. Ownership of the cask will be transferred to the buyer once payment has been received by Whisky.Auction. The buyer will be issued legal receipt of the cask.

Any costs relating to storage, insurance, transfer, removal from bond, bottling, duty, VAT etc will become the responsibility of the new cask owner.

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Bidders should make any enquiries about this cask to [email protected] before bidding.

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