July 2020 Auction ends Monday 13 July from 7PM (BST).  Click here for COVID-19 Info Page.

Caroni 1996 Velier 21 Year Old 100 Imperial Proof

Lot: 000670
Caroni 1996 Velier 21 Year Old 100 Imperial Proof
Caroni 1996 Velier 21 Year Old 100 Imperial Proof
Winning Bid: £210.00

Caroni 1996 Velier 21 Year Old 100 Imperial Proof

21 year old
Cask Type:
Bottle Strength:
Bottle Size:
Distillery Status:
Production method:

Caroni 1996 Velier 21 Year Old 100 Imperial Proof

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.

This 100 imperial proof edition is a blend of 1996 vintage Caroni rum, aged for 21 years in Trinidad, resulting in a massive 86% loss of liquid to the angels' share.

Shipped to France by Velier in February 2017 and bottled in April that year.

The label is a reproduction of the classic 1940s livery, an homage to the golden age of Trinidad rum.

Currency Estimate

Important: Currency exchange rates are constantly changing; this feature is to be used as a guide price only. All final transactions occur in British Pounds (£).
Important Notice

We would recommend viewing/close inspection prior to placing any bids. If this is not an option and you have questions beyond the offered description and images, please contact us for a more in-depth condition report. Otherwise lots will be sold as seen in the images.

Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

Contact Us

Rum Auctioneer,
West Building
Ruthvenfield Grove
Inveralmond Industrial Estate
United Kingdom

Tel: 01738 245576
Email: info@rumauctioneer.com