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Caroni 1996 Velier 20 Year Old Single Cask Heavy #5623 / Kirsch Whisky

Lot: 244

Caroni 1996 Velier 20 Year Old Single Cask Heavy #5623 / Kirsch Whisky

Winning Bid: £1,120

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Caroni
Age: 
20 year old
Vintage: 
1996
Region: 
Trinidad
Bottler: 
Velier
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
62.4%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
Production method: 
pot still
Base: 
molasses
product Details

Caroni 1996 Velier 20 Year Old Single Cask Heavy #5623 / Kirsch Whisky

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, proving increasingly popular with collectors and drinkers alike.

Distilled in 1996 and aged entirely in Guyana for 20 years, this is a single cask bottling from barrel #5623, specially selected by Kirsch Whisky.

One of 298 bottles.

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