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The result of five-year long research, this exceptional book chronicles the collapse of the Caroni distillery in Trinidad from a variety of perspectives: the last remaining distillery in Trinidad, of Luca Gargano, who rediscovered the incredible stock of barrels, and of Carsten Vlierboom from E.A. Scheer, who appraised the barrels in 2000. But this work is much more. It describes the production of rum in general and the deviations from standard procedures at the Caroni distillery.
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The Book of Rum uncovers the final secrets of Caroni distillery’s distillation stills, providing valuable insights to rum collectors on various topics, including bottle acquisition, storage, and the identification of counterfeits.
Our Caroni 100% Trinidad Rum Book is a true encyclopedia, rich in illustrations of all known original Caroni bottlings before the distillery’s closure, as well as all bottlings after the company ceased operations. It is worth noting that The Book of Rum goes beyond just photos and descriptions, making it an invaluable acquisition for collectors. The illustrations are accompanied by a wealth of additional information, including the correct bottle numbers of the bottlings, eagerly awaited by many, and background details about the bottlers.
In 2022, Steffen Meyer unveiled his magnum opus, “Caroni: 100% Trinidad Rum,” a two-volume book that stands as the most extensive exploration of the distillery’s history and its remarkable rum journey ever published. Meyer’s profound fascination and love for Caroni rum sparked a relentless quest to uncover the essence behind its legendary status. Over the span of five years, he engaged in over 100 interviews, delving into the personal narratives of individuals connected to Caroni, in search of the truth that made this rum truly extraordinary. This extraordinary literary work immerses readers in the captivating world of Caroni, unveiling its secrets, and offering an unrivaled understanding of what makes this rum a truly unique treasure.
The Caroni Book is the result of years of work and dedication to gathering information about rums. This work comprises 1136 pages in 36-cm landscape format. The two volumes in a slipcase weigh a total of 9.4 kg and were produced in Italy in the highest quality. Caroni – 100% Trinidad Rum is limited to 2,000 books and individually numbered. The book is multilingual – English, German, French and Italian, all in each book.