Caroni Distillery
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Caroni Distillery

Founded in 1923, in the heart of the Caroni plain's sugarcane plantations, this famed Trinidad distillery wa renowned throughout the world for producing one of the very best Heavy Rums , receiving high praise from the British Navy. 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 2003 by the Trinidad government; then the Trinidad sugarcane productione ceased and the distillery was inevitably shut down shortyly after. 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.