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Caroni 1991 Origin R 23 Year Old

Lot: 001017
Caroni 1991 Origin R 23 Year Old
Caroni 1991 Origin R 23 Year Old
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Winning Bid: £140.00

Caroni 1991 Origin R 23 Year Old

Distillery:
Caroni
Age:
23 year old
Vintage:
1991
Region:
Trinidad
Bottler:
Origin R
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
52%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Closed
Production method:
pot & column still
Base:
molasses

Caroni 1991 Origin R 23 Year Old

Established in 1923 on the site of the sugar factory for which it was named, Caroni was a key ingredient of British Navy rations, where it's famous high ester 'Heavy' rums help to make up the signature flavour. Sadly, with the decline of the Trinidadian sugar industry, the Islands distillers became more and more dependent upon imported molasses, making distilling less and less economical. The writing then, was already on the wall when in 2001 the Trinidadian government sold a 49% share in the holding company to Angostura. Caroni was shuttered in 2002 and a behemoth of flavour was lost to the world.

A 1991 vintage, bottled under independent French label, Origin R.

Bottled in July 2015 from a single cask.

One of 168 bottles.

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