Caroni Employees 6th Release 25 Y.O. 1996 Full Proof – “Sonny Black” Bridgelal
“Employees is the latest series of blends composed of a part of the last 140 barrels remaining from the original stock of the Caroni Distillery, found by Luca Gargano on that legendary 9 December 2004. It is a series born with the idea of celebrating some of the Caroni employees, 15 to be exact, reunited thanks to the collaboration of Rudy Moore, liquidator of the bankruptcy of the Trinidad distillery, with whom Luca came into contact immediately after the discovery. All releases bear the name, nickname and photo of each one on the label dei Caroni Employees, taken by Fredi Marcarini, the late photographer of the images found on almost all the editions of Caroni selected by Luca Gargano. Fredi was with Luca on the day the barrels were found, and returned with him to Trinidad after 12 years ,to immortalize all the employees, to whom the 15 blends are dedicated.
The 4 barrels that make up this edition were selected on 12 April 2019, on the occasion of the Caroni Ceremony, when 26 of the greatest Caroni enthusiasts in the world gathered in Cognac, together with Luca, for a unique event: when the last 140 barrels remaining of the Caroni stock found in 2004 were imported to Europe, where aging was stopped. Of the 140 barrels, 60 were chosen by 8 “” tasting gang “” to create blends of a few barrels, the liquids of which were placed in stainless steel vats to stop aging permanently, waiting to be bottled in the Employees series . The project is a real tribute to the history of the legendary Caroni Distillery. This selection is dedicated to Mahesh “” Sonny Black “” Bridgelal,