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Caroni 20 years 1996 Velier Trespassers 35th Release - 3038 bottles - bottled 2016 Full Proof

  • 70.10% |
  • 0.70L

A Caroni distilled in 1996 and bottled at cask strength in 2016 after 20 years of maturation in a tropical climate (angel's share: 85%). A limited edition …More info

  • Distillery: Caroni
  • Appellation: Rhum, Heavy Rhum
  • Country/Region: Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • State: 1 good appearance

Lot presentation
Caroni 20 years 1996 Velier Trespassers 35th Release - 3038 bottles - bottled 2016 Full Proof

Cuvée presentation

A Caroni distilled in 1996 and bottled at cask strength in 2016 after 20 years of maturation in a tropical climate (angel's share: 85%). A limited edition of 3,038 bottles.

The distillery Caroni

The Caribbean, Trinidad. Distillery closed, site dismantled.

In 1975, under pressure from across the country, the government of Trinidad nationalized a number of companies, including Tate & Lyle, the English giant of sugar production and owner of Caroni Ltd since 1937. The very competitive economic context, however, led to the closure of the island's sugar refineries and the collapse of the molasses production required for the production of rum. In 2001, the government sold its shares in Rum Distillers Ltd (Caroni) to Angostura and closed the distillery in 2002. Caroni Ltd would be definitively liquidated on 31 July 2003. In October 2004, Luca Gargano, the CEO of the Italian spirit distributor Velier and a passionate rum enthusiast and photographer, visited Trinidad to carry out research for a future report. There he found the site abandoned and, within its cellars, a huge stock of barrels, some distilled in 1974. The story of Caroni began in 2005 and the distillery immediately became the subject of lore.

Detailed characteristics

  • Distillery: Caroni
  • Vintage: 1996
  • Bottler: Velier
  • Age: 20 years
  • Appellation: Heavy Rhum
  • Country/Region: Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Alcohol percentage: 70.10 %
  • Volume: 0.70L
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • State: 1 good appearance
  • Case: Yes
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Color: Brown
Caroni 20 years 1996 Velier Trespassers 35th Release - 3038 bottles - bottled 2016 Full Proof
Caroni 20 years 1996 Velier Trespassers 35th Release - 3038 bottles - bottled 2016 Full Proof

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Caroni 20 years 1996 Velier Trespassers 35th Release - 3038 bottles - bottled 2016 Full Proof

iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format