List of products by brand Caroni Distillery

Caroni rum from the closed distillery on the island of Trinidad is famous throughout the world for its very powerful spirits and very high prices.

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Here you will find all the official Caroni Velier rums for sale with updated prices!!

Here is the story of the Caroni distillery and its precious rums told by Luca Gargano from Velier:

An incredible story: in October 2004, Luca visited Guyana and Trinidad to prepare a photo session by photographer Marcarini on rum and the Caribbean.

Arriving on Southern Main Road, the spectacle that presents itself to his eyes is one of "day after": the distillery is already industrial archaeology.

Inside it, Luca finds a lady who tells him that the state-owned sugar factory and distillery were closed by a government decision in 2003.

Noticing that manual, very artisanal bottling was underway, Luca asks if by any chance they still had some barrels aging.

At this point the lady introduces Luca to the liquidator Rudy Moore who, climbing over the disused tracks and overgrown grass, takes him in front of a department store.

Upon opening the door, a vision appears that he could not have imagined even in the most optimistic dream: hundreds of barrels of rum, the oldest of which date back to 1974.

The rums are excellent and therefore we decide to bottle them at full proof and/or at a high proof to keep their balance unchanged.

Luca also decides to use the same photographs taken by Fredi Marcarini during the trip as a label.

On April 1, 2005, 74 barrels leave for Europe, from which we will bottle the first 8 Caroni:

Heavy 1982 62°, Heavy 1982 77.3° F.P., Light 1982 59.2°, Heavy 1983 52°, Heavy 1985 62°, Heavy 1985 75.5° F.P., Blended 1985 49.5°, Heavy 1989 62°.

In 2006, another 6 Caroni were bottled: Heavy 1982 58.3°, Light 1982 55.2°, Heavy 1984 54.6°, Heavy 1985 58.8°, Light 1989 64.2°, Blended 15 Y.O. 43.4°.

In 2008, another 4 Caroni were bottled: Heavy 1974 66.1°, Heavy 1983 55°, Heavy 1984 58.3°, Heavy 1988 43° Blended.

In 2010 another 5 Caroni were bottled: Blended 1993 44.4°, Heavy 1991 61.7° F.P., Blended 1991 55°, Heavy 1992 55°, Heavy 1992 61.2° F.P.

In 2011 another 2 Caroni were bottled: Heavy 1994 52° F.P., Heavy 1994 62.3° F.P.

In 2012 we begin to bottle the latest vintage, 2000, the last 100% Trinidad rum, given that after this vintage the molasses for subsequent productions will come from abroad.

We decided to lower the alcohol content to 50% because young people expressed themselves better at a lower level.

We also decided to change the label, restyling an old Caroni one from the 1940s as a tribute to the history of the brand.

After 35 different expressions in ten years, we decided to divide the releases between those with colored labels, a tribute to the old original labels from the 40s and the 'classic' rums with black and white photos, both full grade and 55 °.

These black and white photos will also be used for the line of the best Clarin rums from Haiti, as if to symbolize the authenticity of Clarin rums and the passing of the baton from Caroni to Clarin.

In addition to the already famous 17 Y.O. this year we launch the 1996, the oldest and most precious of our stock, a wonderful 20 year old Heavy in a tropical climate at 70.1°, which will become legendary, with a label warning the fearless 'Trepassers' who will try it, its 55° version.

Subsequently, the Caroni dedicated to the distillery employees will be bottled, to remember the hard work and generosity poured into the creation of this legendary Trinidad rum.

The Caronimania that has exploded in recent years has led to a frantic search by enthusiasts and collectors and the price of the 1974 Caroni has already exceeded 650 euros, while the 1982 F.P. 77.3° and the 1985 F.P. 73.5° have exceeded 400 euros with an increase on the starting price of 500% in 4/6 years.

Now after having launched the aging of other spirits in ex Caroni barrels, we remember the limited edition of the Clarin Vieu Sajous ex Caroni cask, the excellent Engine gin Caroni tin gin and the Amara Caroni liqueur.

We await the last bottling of Caroni rum from Luca Gargano's stock.

Luca Gargano, in 2022, spoke of his idea of bottling the few liters of Caroni rum remaining in a special couveè with an emblematic name: Caroni Paradise will be produced in only magnum bottles and in very few pieces.

Caroni a magical rum and the magic continues....

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