This small batch release which was distilled in 2000 has distinct notes of macadamia nuts and spices, two of the main flavor characteristics running throughout Caroni’s rich and flavoursome rums.
Caroni is Rum’s first case of a closed distillery becoming famous, a kind of Port Ellen in Trinidad. With its own sugar plantation, it started producing in 1918 equipped with a quadruple column still and a small copper pot still, creating rich, heavy, spicy rums.
In 2001 the government took the decision to stop production of sugar cane in Trinidad, causing the distillery to close in 2002. In 2004, Luca Gargano visited the distillery and found hundreds of barrels from the seventies onwards in an abandoned hangar. He decided there and then to buy the entire stock, let the rum mature further and bottle the casks little by little.
CARONI 12 YO 100% TRINIDAD RUM
50%, 70cl – Trinidad Rum