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Caroni 2000 Velier 17 Year Old High Proof 75cl / US Import

Lot: 003569
Caroni 2000 Velier 17 Year Old High Proof Heavy
Caroni 2000 Velier 17 Year Old High Proof Heavy
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Winning Bid: £230.00

Caroni 2000 Velier 17 Year Old High Proof 75cl / US Import

Distillery:
Caroni
Age:
17 year old
Vintage:
2000
Region:
Trinidad
Bottler:
Velier
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
55%
Bottle Size:
75cl
Distillery Status:
Closed
Production method:
pot still
Base:
Molasses

Caroni 2000 Velier 17 Year Old High Proof 75cl / US Import

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 with barrels of the legendary heavy rum quietly ageing. Since then we have seen a number of outstanding releases, proving increasingly popular with collectors and drinkers alike.

A 2000 vintage, this was bottled by Velier from a stock of 7 barrels which yielded 2700 bottles.

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