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Caroni 1969 Moon Import 10th Anniversary​

Lot: 000953
Caroni 1969 Moon Import 10th Anniversary​
Caroni 1969 Moon Import 10th Anniversary​
Caroni 1969 Moon Import 10th Anniversary​
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Winning Bid: £875.00

Caroni 1969 Moon Import 10th Anniversary​

Distillery:
Caroni
Age:
N/A
Vintage:
1969
Region:
Trinidad
Bottler:
Moon Import
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
46%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Closed
Production method:
pot still
Base:
molasses

Caroni 1969 Moon Import 10th Anniversary​

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.

A 1969 vintage, bottled for the 10th anniversary of Moon Import in 1990. 

Moon Import was founded by Pepi Mongiardino in 1980. Although primarily concerned with the distribution and bottling of single malt, the company has released some spectacular rum as well. While the new owners of companies like Samaroli and Silver Seal have placed a greater emphasis on rum in 21st century, Mongiardino was an early advocate of the spirit, particularly Demerara rum and the Moon Import catalogue routinely featured a number of what are now very special bottles. Always beautifully labelled, Pepi is acclaimed for designing the packaging for Moon Import bottles himself, often using images found in old books. These iconic designs, coupled with the quality of the liquid saw Moon Import steadily grow in popularity, and with the help of Intertrade founder, Nadi Fiori, they exported their first bottles to Japan in 2001.

The 10th anniversary bottlings were not commercially available, and were reserved by Mongiardino for restaurants and shops that had spent more than 10 million lira with the business.

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Condition
  • Pen and tide mark on box
  • Slight stain on label
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