Caroni 1998 17 years old Velier - 110° Proof - b. 2015 - 70cl

Caroni 1998 17 years old Velier - 110° Proof - b. 2015 - 70cl
Rum - 55%

Caroni 1998 Velier 17 Year Old 110 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 of 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.

Distilled at the long lost Caroni distillery in 1998 and aged in Trinidad for 17 years before bottling by Italian importers, Velier.

The label is a recreation of the original 1940s Caroni bottles.


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Lot details
Spirits type
Distillery/ brand
Name/ edition
110° Proof
Volume on label
Alcohol %
Year of distillation/vintage
Bottling period
Age in years
Excellent fill-level, Intact Box, Intact capsule, Intact labels
Original packaging
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