Domain: 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.

Caroni
: All wines from this producer

Caroni 24 years 1982 Velier Full Proof bottled in 2006 - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni 24 year old distilled in 1982 and bottled at cask strength in 2006. Caroni produced various styles of rum for its clients and this particular one is a light rum. It was blended from three cas... All prices

Caroni 19 years 1991 Velier Full Proof 1518 bottles - bottled 2010 - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni 19 year old distilled in 1991 and bottled at cask strength in 2010. Caroni produced various styles of rum for its clients. This is a blend of heavy and light rum. It was blended from four cas... All prices

Caroni 21 years 1985 Velier Full Proof bottled in 2006 - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni 21 year old distilled in 1985 and bottled at cask strength in 2006. Caroni produced various styles of rum for its clients, including what is in this case a heavy rum. It was blended from 22 c... All prices

Caroni 17 years 1994 Velier Full Proof One of 2293 - bottled 2011 - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni 17 year old distilled in 1994 and bottled at cask strength in 2011. Aged in Trinidad until 2008, and then in Guyana in the cellars of Demerara Distillers Limited. Caroni produced various styl... All prices

Caroni 16 years 1989 Small Batch Special Release - Caroni (Brown)

Un rhum élégant et authentique, redécouvert après plusieurs années dans l’ancienne distillerie de Caroni. La société Velier décide alors d’embouteiller cette rare cuvée, qui se présente authentique et élégante.

All prices

Caroni 18 years 1992 Velier Stock of 14 Casks 6253 bottles - bottled 2010 Full Proof - Caroni (Brown)

A Hanyu distilled in 2000 and bottled at cask strength in 2008, finished in an American oak first-fill sherry cask after maturation in a hogshead. The now very famous and highly sought-after Card Seri... All prices

Caroni 22 years 1983 Velier High Proof bottled in 2005 - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni 22 year old distilled in 1983 and bottled in 2005, the year of the first Caroni bottlings from Velier. Caroni produced various styles of rum for its clients and this particular one is a heavy... All prices

Caroni 20 years 1992 Velier Full Proof 1621 bottles - bottled 2012 - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni distilled in 1992 and bottled by Velier in 2012 after 20 years of maturation in a tropical climate, first in Trinidad, then in the warehouses of Demerara Distillers Limited in Guyana from 200... All prices

Caroni 20 years 1996 Velier Cask n°5602 bottled 2016 LMDW Trilogy - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni distilled in 1996 and bottled at cask strength after 20 years of maturation in a tropical climate (angel's share: 85%) in the vaults of Demerara Distillers Ltd. A single cask (#5602) from the... All prices

Caroni 20 years 1996 Velier Cask n°5541 bottled 2016 LMDW Trilogy - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni distilled in 1996 and bottled at cask strength after 20 years of maturation in a tropical climate (angel's share: 85%) in the vaults of Demerara Distillers Ltd. A single cask (#5541) from the... All prices

Caroni 20 years 1996 Velier Single Cask 3711 LMDW Trilogy - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni distilled in 1996 and bottled at cask strength after 20 years of maturation in a tropical climate (angel's share: 85%). A single cask from the trilogy released to mark the 60th anniversary of... All prices

Caroni 1974 Bristol Spirits Bristol Classic Rum bottled in 2008 - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni distilled in 1974—the oldest available vintage from the distillery—and bottled in 2008 by Bristol, an English independent bottler founded by John Barrett that made rum an important part of it... All prices

Caroni 23 years 1996 Velier Tasting Gang 38th Release - bottled 2019 Full Proof - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni 23 year old distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2019. A blend of 22 casks of both light and heavy rums stored in Trinidad until 2008, then Guyana, named after the 23 Caroni enthusiasts who met t... All prices

Caroni 20 years 1992 Velier Stock of 14 barrels 3977 bottles - bottled 2012 - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni 20 year old distilled in 1992 and bottled slightly under cask strength in 2012. Up until 2008, casks were aged first in Trinidad, then transferred to Guyana to finish their maturation at the ... All prices

Caroni 18 years 1992 Velier Stock of 33 Casks 16236 bottles - bottled 2010 - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni 18 year old distilled in 1992 and bottled at cask strength in 2010. Caroni produced various styles of rum for its clients, including what is in this case a heavy rum. It was blended from 14 c... All prices

Caroni 20 years 1996 Velier The Heavy Wall 100° Proof 34th Release - One of 3800 - bottled 2016 Special Release - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni 20 year old distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2016. Caroni produced various styles of rum for its clients. This is a heavy rum and limited edition of 3,800 bottles. Velier was founded in Genoa... All prices

Caroni 15 years 2000 Velier Millennium Magnum Collection - Caroni (Brown)

E3 A rum from the Enmore distillery produced in 1975 and bottled in 2007 by Italian independent bottler Silver Seal as part of the Wildlife series. Aged for 32 years. Enmore, which closed in 1995, ... All prices

Caroni 16 years 1998 Velier Full Proof 32nd Release - One of 2750 - bottled 2014 - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni 16 year old distilled in 1998 and bottled at cask strength in 2014. Caroni produced various styles of rum for its clients. This is a heavy rum and limited edition of 2,750 bottles. Velier was... All prices

Caroni 16 years 1997 Silver Seal Whisky Company Single Cask n° 16 bottled 2013 - Caroni (Brown)

A single cask Caroni 16 year old (#16) distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2013 by Silver Seal. Silver Seal was founded in 2000 by Ernesto Mainardi—also the founder of Sestante—and bought in 2010 by Mass... All prices

Caroni 17 years 1996 Velier High Proof 31st Release - bottled 2013 - Caroni (Brown)

Un rhum légendaire issu d’une distillerie aujourd’hui disparue, oublié pendant plus de 17 ans dans des fûts de Bourbon.

All prices

Caroni 1997 Silver Seal Whisky Company Heavy bottled 2011 Wildlife Series n°2 - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2011 by Italian independent bottler Silver Seal for the Wildlife series. Silver Seal was founded in 2000 by Ernesto Mainardi—also the founder of Sestante—and ... All prices

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

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. All prices

Caroni 23 years 1994 Velier 100 Proof Guyana Stock 36th Release Guyana Stock - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni distilled in 1994 and bottled in 2017 after 23 years of maturation in a tropical climate (angel's share: 85%), first in Trinidad, then, from 2008, in the vaults of Demerara Distillers Ltd. in... All prices

Caroni 1997 Of. Spirits Shop' Selection Bourbon Barrel Cask n°21 - One of 236 - bottled 2017 Joint bottling with LMDW - Caroni (Brown)

A single cask Caroni (#21) distilled in 1997 and bottled at cask strength in 2017 for the Spirits Shop Collection for La Maison du Whisky. The Spirits Shop Selection was founded in Taiwan in 2014 by D... All prices

Caroni 15 years 1998 Velier 104° Proof bottled 2013 Extra Strong - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni 15 year old distilled in 1998 and aged entirely in Trinidad. Bottled by Genoese bottler Velier, the label is a reproduction from a 1940s bottle. The 15 year old was part of Velier’s classic C... All prices

Caroni 21 years 1996 Of. 100° Imperial Proof bottled 2017 Velier Extra Strong - Caroni (Brown)

A molasses-based rum produced from Trinidad sugar cane, distilled in February 1996 at the Caroni distillery (closed in 2003) and aged on the island of Trinidad until 22 February 2017. Bottled in Scotl... All prices

Caroni 17 years 1998 Of. 110° Proof bottled 2015 LMDW Extra Strong - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni 17 Year Old distilled in 1998. An edition highly prized by enthusiasts and now discontinued, it was the oldest Caroni in the classic range from Velier, alongside the 15 Year Old and 12 Year O... All prices

Caroni 18 years Velier Navy Rum 90° Proof - bottled 2018 Celebrating the 100th Anniversary Extra Strong - Caroni (Brown)

A traditional rum produced from Trinidad sugarcane at the Caroni distillery. Bottled in 2018 to celebrate the distillery's centenary (1918-2018) from a selection of barrels distilled in 2000. Bottled ... All prices

Caroni 21 years 1998 Rossi & Rossi Small Batch - One of 900 - bottled 2019 Rum Nation Rare Rums - Caroni (Brown)

Bottled in 2019 by the Italian independent bottler Rossi & Rossi for Rum Nation, this rum from legendary closed distillery Caroni is a small batch limited to 900 bottles. Of the 21 years of maturation... All prices

Caroni 12 years 2000 Velier 100° Proof bottled 2012 Extra Strong - Caroni (Brown)

A molasses-based rum produced from Trinidad sugar cane, distilled in January 2000 at the Caroni distillery (closed in 2003) and aged on the island of Trinidad until 12 January 2012. Bottled in Scotlan... All prices

Caroni 18 years 1996 La Compagnie des Indes Single Cask n°SC3 bottled 2014 - Caroni (Brown)

A single cask Caroni (SC3) distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2014 by Compagnie des Indes after 18 years of maturation in a first-fill bourbon cask. The rum was first aged for 10 years in Trinidad and T... All prices

Caroni 18 years 1997 Sansibar Single Cask n°861 - bottled 2015 Limited Edition of 288 bottles - Caroni (Brown)

A Caroni 18 year old distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2015 by German independent bottler Sansibar. This is a limited edition of 288 bottles from cask no. 861. German independent bottler Sansibar selec... All prices

Auction price list for Caroni : Wine Value

Caroni 20 years 1996 Velier The Heavy Wall 100° Proof 34th Release - One of 3800 - bottled 2016 Special Release ----

720

Price estimate statistics ----

Caroni 1997 Of. Spirits Shop' Selection Bourbon Barrel Cask n°21 - One of 236 - bottled 2017 Joint bottling with LMDW ----

384

Price estimate statistics ----
background de vigne

Vous désirez plus d'information sur
Caroni

More information This text is protected by copyright and it is forbidden to copy without prior written consent from the author.