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Caroni 1998 The Wild Parrot 'Red'

Lot: 004261
Caroni 1998 The Wild Parrot 'Red'
Caroni 1998 The Wild Parrot 'Red'
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Winning Bid: £406.00

Caroni 1998 The Wild Parrot 'Red'

Distillery:
Caroni
Age:
n/a
Vintage:
1998
Region:
Trinidad
Bottler:
The Wild Parrot
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
63.5%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Closed
Production method:
n/a
Base:
molasses

Caroni 1998 The Wild Parrot 'Red'

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 rum was distilled in 1998 and bottled by Hidden Spirits and Stefano Cremaschi for their The Wild Parrot brand in 2018.. 

 

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