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Caroni 1998 Bristol Spirits Sample

Lot: 2153

Caroni 1998 Bristol Spirits Sample

Winning Bid:
Lot:
Distillery: 
Caroni
Age: 
n/a
Vintage: 
1998
Region: 
Trinidad
Bottler: 
Bristol Spirits
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
40%
Bottle Size: 
3cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
Production method: 
Column still
Base: 
molasses
product Details

Caroni 1998 Bristol Spirits Sample

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 is a 1998 vintage, bottled by Bristol Spirits in 2015 and re-bottled in miniature form by Drinks by the Dram.

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