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Caroni 16 Year Old Ancient Mariner 50cl

Lot: 001210
Caroni 16 Year Old Ancient Mariner 50cl
Caroni 16 Year Old Ancient Mariner 50cl
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Winning Bid: £85.00

Caroni 16 Year Old Ancient Mariner 50cl

Distillery:
Caroni
Age:
16 year old
Vintage:
n/a
Region:
Trinidad
Bottler:
Ancient Mariner Navy Rum
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
54%
Bottle Size:
50cl
Distillery Status:
Closed
Production method:
pot & column stills
Base:
molasses

Caroni 16 Year Old Ancient Mariner 50cl

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.

This Caroni was aged 16 years before bottling by Ancient Mariner.

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