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Caroni 20 Year Old 1998 Kill Devil Exclusive

ABV: 65.0%
Age: 20 Year Old
Vintage: 1998
Cask Type: Single cask
Bottler: Hunter Laing & Co.
Region: Caribbean
Type: Golden Rum
Volume: 70cl



Caroni 20 Year Old 1998 vintage rum from the closed distillery in Trinidad and Tobago. Single cask distilled December 1998 and bottled at natural strength 65.0% in January 2019 by Hunter Laing & Co. Kill Devil exclusively for The Whisky Barrel. 233 bottles at cask strength.




Caroni Rum

Caroni was established in 1918 as a single estate distillery and had its very own sugar plant that provided it with local sugar cane. The distillery produced a heavy and rich golden rum which it even supplied to the British Navy. Following the demise of the Trinidadian sugar cane industry, Caroni distillery closed in 2002 and was demolished. The Caribbean has a long history of rum distilling which began with the sugar plantations in the 17th century. Each country has its own unique style and, with maturity, shines through a full and intense fruity and spicy flavour. Trinidad and Tobago at one time boasted around 50 distilleries but now there is only one and sadly it’s not Caroni. With the distillery now lost, Caroni Rum is increasingly rare and highly desirable amongst connoisseurs and collectors alike.


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