Caroni 2000 Velier 15 Year Old 120 Proof Heavy 1.5 Litre
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.
Thankfully, in 2004, Luca Gargano discovered the ossuary of Caroni's warehouses filled with barrels of the legendary heavy rum quietly ageing. Since then we have seen a number of outstanding releases, proving increasingly popular with collectors and drinkers alike.
Distilled in 2000 at the now lost Caroni distillery, aged fully in Trinidad for 15 years and bottled at 120 Proof.
A stock of 12 barrels produced 1420 of these Millennium limited edition magnums.
This lot has a 2 bottle shipping fee.