Caroni Rum Trinidad 17yrs 55% 700ml

  • SKU : LMDWcaroni17YO
  • Brand/Distillery : Caroni
  • Country of Origin : Trinidad and Tobago
  • Vintage : 17 years
  • ABV : 55%
  • Volume : 700ml

$212.80

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The Caroni Distillery in Trinidad and Tobago was established in 1918, and was operated at near full capacity until 1993. Unfortunately, due to industry consolidation, rum production at the facility began to decline late in the 20th century and the distillery was closed in 2002. As a matter of interest, the consolidation of the rum industry during the last two centuries is amply illustrated in Trinidad and Tobago where there this small country featured 50 distilleries at the turn of the 19th century. One hundred and fifty years later (in 1950) only 8 had survived, and today there is but one, Angostura. It seems a pity that so much tradition and history has vanished. Although I guess we can count ourselves lucky that some of the rum barrels from the Caroni distillery are still finding their way into the market. Compared with the 12 and 15 year olds, this 17 year old Caroni is characterised by a lighter, more subtle “petrol” character than usual. Full-bodied and generous, this Heavy Rum delights the nose with its exoticism and the gentleness of its wood. Bottled in 2015 after 17 years ageing in bourbon casks in a tropical climate, it coats the taste buds with honey and floral notes. At 55° proof, over 70% of this Caroni was lost to the angels and it seems to have reached perfect maturity.

Small Batch – Limited edition Profile: fruit (Lady Finger bananas, candied apricot). Wood (mahogany, Madagascar vanilla, cocoa beans). Phenolic (turpentine, camphor).

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