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Caroni 1998 High Spirits 18 Year Old

Lot: 006989
Caroni 1998 High Spirits 18 Year Old
Caroni 1998 High Spirits 18 Year Old
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Winning Bid: £132.00

Caroni 1998 High Spirits 18 Year Old

Distillery:
Caroni
Age:
18 Year Old
Vintage:
1998
Region:
Trinidad
Bottler:
High Spirits
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
46%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Closed
Production method:
Column still
Base:
molasses

Caroni 1998 High Spirits 18 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.

Bottled at 18 years old by High Spirits.

High Spirits are the second bottling company started by Nadi Fiori, co-founder of the acclaimed Intertrade. Like many of his contemporaries, his bottlings are known for their artistic labels. In 2008 High Spirits bottled a series for the renowned collector, Valentino Zagatti to celebrate his 50th year of buying whisky. These and many of the earlier High Spirits releases are highly collectible.

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