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Caroni 2000 Velier 18 Year Old Single Cask Heavy #R4004 / Whisky Antique

Lot: 000222

Caroni 2000 Velier 18 Year Old Single Cask Heavy #R4004 / Whisky Antique

Winning Bid: £450

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Lot: 000222
Distillery: 
Caroni
Age: 
18 year old
Vintage: 
2000
Region: 
Trinidad
Bottler: 
Velier
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
67.9%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
Production method: 
pot still
Base: 
molasses
product Details

Caroni 2000 Velier 18 Year Old Single Cask Heavy #R4004 / Whisky Antique

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 of barrels of the legendary heavy rum quietly ageing. Since then we have seen a number of outstanding releases with collectors and drinkers alike seeking to acquire one of these coveted relics.

A full proof heavy Trinidad rum, distilled at the lost Caroni distillery and fully matured on the Caribbean island.

Distilled in 2000 and aged 18 years before being bottled from single cask #R4004, which was specially selected by Massimo Righi and Diego Sandrin for Whisky Antique and bottled by Velier.

Angel Share > 75%

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