Rare 1940s Caroni rum auctioned for over TT$15,000

Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 00:00

A rare bottle of rum manufactured by the Caroni plant in the 1940s, has been sold for £1550 (approximately TT$15,600) on an auction site, Whisky.auction.

The bottle of Caroni Navy Rum Extra Strong rum went on sale last week, with bids ending today.

The rum was made in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1940s at the Caroni distillery, which closed in 2002, making it around 75 years old.

It was a product of the Tate and Lyle Group, of Mincing Lane, London.​

The alcohol by volume strength is 51.4%.

The seller listed the rum at a reserve price of £500.

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