Caroni 1993 Compagnie des Indes 22 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.
Distilled in December 1993 and bottled after 22 years, in April 2016.
Imported to and then bottle from cask in France.
Bottle 129 of just 221 from fut #TC6.
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