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Caroni TMCG 1998 Cadenhead's 21 Year Old

Lot: 3543

Caroni TMCG 1998 Cadenhead's 21 Year Old

Winning Bid: £147

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Caroni
Age: 
21 year old
Vintage: 
1998
Region: 
Trinidad
Bottler: 
Wm. Cadenhead
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
61.6%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
Production method: 
column still
Base: 
molasses
product Details

Caroni TMCG 1998 Cadenhead's 21 Year Old

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 example was distilled in 1998 and matured 21 years before bottling in 2019 by Wm Cadenhead.

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