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The history of the Caroni distillery differs from source to source, but what we do know is that it was a key ingredient of the British Navy rations around WW2. Its famous "high-ester heavy" Rums helped make up the Caroni signature flavor, but as the Trinidadian sugar industry gave way to imported molasses and in turn making distilling less economical, Caroni distillery was eventually closed in 2003.
Luckily, one Italian distributor, Velier, and its inimitable CEO Luca Gargano acquired some of its warehouse stock in 2005 and struck Rum gold. The following releases of the Caroni stock by Velier are now considered game-changing and helped cement the legendary status Caroni now holds amongst collectors.
This double matured Rum was distilled in 1994 and aged in the humid, tropical climate of Trinidad until 2008, when the barrels were transferred to Demerara Distillers Ltd's warehouses in Guyana, and selected by Luca Gargano for this release in 2017. This is the first of the Guyana stock to be bottled and, at the time, the oldest tropically matured Caroni ever released.
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