Caroni 1996 Parang
Parang is a popular folk music originating from Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago. It’s a mixture of different styles and sounds created by the people from varied culture background. In Trinidad, traditional parang music is largely performed around Christmastime, when singers and instrumentalists travel from house to house in the community. Modern parang music has also developed a season of staged performances called parang fiestas, held from October through to January each year.
Caroni is a famous closed distillery from Trinidad Island. It produced magnificent heavy rums from 1918 to 2002 and was state plant, with its own sugar refinery that guaranteed its supply of local high quality cane sugar. Only really small part of production was bottled under Caroni own label and for a long time the distillery remained known only to a handful of connoisseurs, who loved its unique profile. Nowadays, Caroni rums are well-known as complex and rich spirits, and with interesting history of the brand build the mystical status of the distillery. Unfortunately, in every year the number of Caroni casks which remained to present days decline and some part of its heritage disappear irretrievably. When the last cask will be bottled? No one knows…