- Suggested retail price: $129
- Thursday, May 5 (for as long as it lasts), we're pouring one ounce for $4
This pot still rum from the Caroni distillery in Trinidad is a ghost rum, bottled by Duncan Taylor. It was distilled in December 1997, matured in cask and bottled as a single-cask at 16 years.
Rum is tied inextricably in the public imagination to the Caribbean, it's people and its history. An interesting corner of that history involves the Caroni Rum Distillery on Trinidad. At its height there were 50 distilleries on Trinidad. By 1950 there were eight, and today there is only one. But from 1923 till 2003 Caroni was one of the most respected and important names in Rum. It was acclaimed internationally and received the particular praise of the British Navy.
In 2003, the state-owned sugar plantation finally closed. From that point, the writing was on the wall, and it was only a short time before the Caroni distillery was shuttered.
Here we have a piece of history. I hope you can join us Thursday evening. We will open one bottle at precisely 6:30. When it's gone, it's gone.
Next Week in The Spirits Project: Casa Azul Durango Mezcal