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Caroni 1997 Silver Seal 16 Year Old

Lot: 692

Caroni 1997 Silver Seal 16 Year Old

Winning Bid: £500

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Caroni
Age: 
16 year old
Vintage: 
1997
Region: 
Trinidad
Bottler: 
Silver Seal
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
46%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
Production method: 
pot & column still
Base: 
molasses
product Details

Caroni 1997 Silver Seal 16 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.

Silver Seal was founded by Ernesto Mainardi in 2000. This was Mainardi's second bottling company after the esteemed Sestane in 1979. Both companies were sold to Massimo Righi, proprietor of Whisky Antique, in 2010. Since then the company has produced a steady stream of high quality rum to add to its sought after back-catalogue.

This single cask was distilled in 1997 and bottled 16 years later in 2013.

Drawn from cask #16, this is bottle 5 of 290.

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