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Caroni Magnum Collection 3 x 1.5 Litre / Velier 70th Anniversary

Lot: 184833

Caroni Magnum Collection 3 x 1.5 Litre / Velier 70th Anniversary

Winning Bid: £4,500
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 33 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Caroni
Age: 
see lot description
Vintage: 
see lot description
Region: 
Trinidad
Bottler: 
Velier
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
see lot description
Bottle Size: 
3 x 1.5 litre
Distillery Status: 
Closed
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Caroni Magnum Collection 3 x 1.5 Litre / Velier 70th 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.

Thankfully, in 2004, Luca Gargano discovered the ossuary of Caroni's warehouses filled of barrels of the legendary heavy rum quietly ageing. Since then we have seen a number of outstanding releases with collectors and drinkers alike seeking to acquire one of these coveted relics.

A trio of hand-blown magnum's, each containing a single cask rum from the lost Caroni distillery on Trinidad. Bottled for the 70th anniversary of legendary Italian import company, Velier.

  • Caroni 1994 Full Proof 23 Year Old Heavy Rum
    One of 109 from cask #R6126. Aged until 2008 in Trinidad before being transferred to Diamond in Guyana. 59.8%
  • Caroni 1996 Full Proof 21 Year Old Blended Rum
    One of 105 from cask #R5542. Aged until 2008 in Trinidad before being transferred to Diamond in Guyana. 65.1%
  • Caroni 1996 Full Proof 21 Year Old Heavy Rum
    One of 119 from cask #R5620. Aged until 2008 in Trinidad before being transferred to Diamond in Guyana. 64.3%

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