CARONI 21 year old 57,18%
Rhum De Melasse, Trinidad & Tobago, 70cl, Ref: 53117
Founded in 1923, in the heart of the Caroni’s sugarcane plantations, this famed Trinidad distillery was renowned throughout the world for producing one of the very best Heavy Rums, receiving high praise from the British Navy. In 2003, with the closing of the nearby state-owned sugar refinery, Trinidad sugarcane production ceased and the distillery was inevitably shut down shortly after. Caroni 21 years old contains rum from the 1996 vintage, distilled and matured for twenty-one years on the island. The tropical conditions result in a 86% loss of the distilled spirit due to evaporation: the angel’s share. To perfectly capture the unique Heavy Rum character of this closed distillery, Caroni 21 years old has been bottled at 57,18%. Furthermore, the label is a reproduction of an original from 1940, chosen to commemorate the golden age of Trinidad Rum.