21 Year Old Extra Strong Imperial Proof Rum
Caroni is the Karuizawa of the rum world. Trinidad was once home to over fifty distilleries, now only Angostura remains. Established in 1918 Caroni was famed for supplying the British Navy with its full-bodied and full-throttle rums, made using its own Trinidadian sugar cane. However, it was sadly closed in 2002 and then demolished. The heavy rums that were saved are now top of the bucket list for collectors.
Distilled in 1996, this 100% Trinidad Rum was tropically matured for 21 years before being bottled at a punchy 57.18%. Despite its age and massive weight, it’s an energetic and intense tot, positively reverberating with dark treacle, roasted banana, woody cardamom, piquant pepper, strawberry jam, prune, melting tar, dried mint and poached pear. It’s reported that 86% of this rum was lost to the angels’ share, making the 14% that made it into bottles very rare liquid indeed. The label is a recreation of the Caroni labels of the 1940s, harking back to the golden age of Trinidadian rum.
This rare bottling was filled for rum royalty Velier. This outfit out of Genoa, is spearheaded by rum expert, Caribbean hopper, raconteur and international man of mystery Luca Gargano – a gentleman who refuses to associate with watches, cell phones, cars, newspapers or politicians. Anybody seriously into rum in this day and age, needs to be all over Velier. Their expertise in uncovering the world’s finest and rarest rums are second to none.
£38.57 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2872707
Style No.: 721115
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