Get Involved Charity Partners The Rum Club The Rum Club are proud to represent The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity by selling an exquisite and rare rum - Caroni 1997. This rum was gifted to the Charity by the Worshipful Company of Distillers (WCD) for the purpose of raising funds for the Charity. This rum is from the famous, but alas now closed Caroni Distillery in Trinidad. The distillery was established in 1923 on the site of the old Caroni Sugar factory, in 2001 the Trinidad government sold a 49% holding in Rum Distillers Limited (Caroni’s Rum division) to Angostura. Caroni finally closed in 2002. It was noted for its Single cask heavy rum which it manufactured for the Royal Navy. Making this a particularly fitting gift by the WCD. Not to mention the fact that The Rum Club is owned and run by two ex-naval Officers. This particular batch was bottled and labelled ready to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines in 2014. As the commemorative label says ‘Timeless Distinction’, equally as pertinent to both the Royal marines and Caroni 97. This is the last chance to purchase this limited edition rum via The Rum Club website, with all proceeds going directly to RNRMC. For more on the Rum Club, visit their website here. Tasting notes This rum has a very obviously 'old' nose, not too much alcohol on the palate, but certainly enough to impress. There is a slight taste of wood at first which is very quickly replaced by a sweet and slightly dry finish. A wonderful 'special occasion' rum.