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Exceptional set from the Caroni Employees series.
This is 3rd release.
one bottle 200ML Caroni Vijay "Vijay" Ranmarine, distilled 1996, bottled 2020, fully matured in the tropics, ABV 64.5%
one bottle 200ML Caroni Ganesh "Buju" Ramgobie, distilled 1998, bottled 2020, fully matured in the tropics, ABV 67%
one bottle 200ML Caroni Nita "Nitz" Hogan, distilled 2000, bottled 2020, fully matured in the tropics, ABV 65.2%
Beginning production in 1918, Caroni was the state distillery of Trinidad. It 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 an individual and noteworthy style. Only rarely producing bottlings under its own label, 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 by the Trinidad government. In 2004, the discovery of hundreds of bottles stored away in a bonded warehouse in Trinidad led to the joint purchase of the entire Caroni stock by Velier and La Maison du Whisky and to the bottling of various rare years which were then sold in limited editions and quickly gained cult status. This veritable and unique treasure lead to the production of a 12 year old Caroni. Despite its already respectable age, this completely new and historic bottling will be the last version of Caroni to be bottled so young.