Caroni was the state distillery of Trinidad which began production in 1918, and had access to its own sugar refinery that guaranteed its supply of local cane sugar. Equipped with both column stills and double distillation pot stills, until 2002 it produced heavy rums with a distinctive profile described by some as "nail varnish", along with spices, syrup, and barbequed pineapple. For a long time the distillery remained known only to a handful of connoisseurs, which gave it a mythical status further enhanced by its closure in 2002 in tandem with the collapse of the cane sugar industry in Trinidad. Caroni's dwindling stock is jointly owned today by Velier and La Maison du Whisky.
Distilled and matured in Trinidad, this is a US exclusive edition of the Caroni 2000 vintage. Bottled by Velier from a stock of 7 barrels which yielded 2700 bottles.
Size: 75 cl
ABV: 55% (110 proof)
Fill level: Good
With box?: Yes