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Caroni 1997 Bar Metro 19 Year Old 50cl / 50th Anniversary

Lot: 166

Caroni 1997 Bar Metro 19 Year Old 50cl / 50th Anniversary

Winning Bid: £132

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19 year old
Bar Metro
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Caroni 1997 Bar Metro 19 Year Old 50cl / 50th Anniversary

An independent bottling of Caroni, distilled in 1997 and bottled 19 years later.

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.

This was bottled from cask #62 which produced 390 bottles.

Specially bottled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bar Metro. Bar Metro was founded in 1966 by Giorgio d'Ambrosio, and is a world famous whisky bar in Milan that have bottled numerous private casks of whisky. They continued that great tradition on their 50th birthday with this rum from the sought-after lost Trinidad distillery. The cask was selected with the help of the Andrea Gianone and Giuseppe Dolci of the Milan Rum Festival.

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