€ 10 000,00On request
Caroni Paradise #1 & #2. This is the first bottling of one of 23 barrels which were chosen as the “best” ones by the Tasting Gang on April 12th 2019, among the last 136 barrels of Caroni.
The Caroni Paradise Velier set exemplifies how the duration of aging can profoundly shape the ultimate character of a rum. This spans from rare spirits aged for years to those aged for decades. The Caroni Paradise #1 & #2 matured for 26 years and 24 years respectively. We recommend building your home bar with a collection of rare and exclusive bottles that will elevate your personal collection.
Caroni Paradise #1
Age: 26 yo
Cask number: 5552
Number of bottles produced: 213
Caroni Paradise #2
Age: 24 yo
Cask number: 3918
Number of bottles produced: 230
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The initial pair of releases in the Paradise collection from Caroni are both high-proof rums, distilled in the years 1996 and 1998. These rums have an interesting history, dating back to 2004 when they were found by Luca Gargano, the head of Velier, following the shutdown of the Caroni Distillery. The rum casks range in vintage from 1974 to 2000 and remained in Trinidad until their shipment to France’s Cognac region in 2019.
The Paradise series is presented in artisanal glass bottles handcrafted by Massimo Lunardon in Italy, and adorned with art from Trinidadian artist Che Lovelace. The first two releases display the pieces “Resting Woman” and “Large Dancer,” both part of Gargano’s art collection. These art pieces draw inspiration from the lush scenery of Trinidad and Tobago and transport us to a timeless realm where humans and nature merge. The label for these releases is Caroni Paradise #1 & #2.
The first of these was selected as the best among 23 barrels by a tasting panel on April 12, 2019, from the remaining 136 barrels of Caroni. These specific Caroni Paradise Velier editions demonstrate how aging duration can significantly influence the final profile of a rum. The Caroni Paradise #1 and #2 were aged for 26 and 24 years, respectively. For an elevated home bar experience, we suggest including a range of such unique and exceptional bottles in your collection.