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Caroni 2000 Velier 15 Year Old Single Cask Heavy #4681 / Velier & LMDW

Lot: 000982
Caroni 2000 Velier 15 Year Old Single Cask Heavy #4681 / Velier & LMDW
Caroni 2000 Velier 15 Year Old Single Cask Heavy #4681 / Velier & LMDW
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Winning Bid: £1,250.00

Caroni 2000 Velier 15 Year Old Single Cask Heavy #4681 / Velier & LMDW

Distillery:
Caroni
Age:
15 year old
Vintage:
2000
Region:
Trinidad
Bottler:
Velier
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
70.9%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Closed
Production:
pot still
Base:
molasses

Caroni 2000 Velier 15 Year Old Single Cask Heavy #4681 / Velier & LMDW

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 full proof heavy Trinidad rum, distilled in 2000 and aged 15 years before being bottled from single cask #4681, which was jointly selected by Velier and La Maison du Whisky.

Bottled in 2015, this and several other sister casks were bottled as the first releases of a 2000 vintage Caroni.

Angel Share > 71%

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