The newest additions to the Music! Series are three fantastic rums whose names and themes pay an homage to the unique phenomenon of Caribbean music: Caroni 1997 Rapso, Caroni 1997 Burrokeet, and Caroni 1998 Chutney. All of them are single cask and cask strength rums (ABV 60.3%, 60.1% and 63.5%).The first two were bottled as 21 YO, and the third one as 20 YO spirit. The number of marketed bottles is strictly limited and amounts to 227 for Rapso, 229 for Burrokeet, and 209 for Chutney.
This new edition of magnificent spirits comes from Caroni, the famous distillery on the Trinidad island. It operated for more than eighty years, and stopped producing new rums in 2002. The rich and complex spirits produced by this unique distillery are famous among connoisseurs around the world. Every year fewer and fewer casks remain in Coroni, and with each passing season the chances of getting your hands on another bottle become slimmer.
The theme of this new series is Caribbean music. Colourful clothes, energetic rhythm, mesmerising dance moves and the sound of instruments are integral to the Caribbean culture alongside its excellent, internationally acclaimed rum.
The first single cask edition, Rapso, consists of 227 bottles of 21 year-old spirit. The name and theme of this limited edition rum refers to Trinidadian rap music, which has been an integral part of the Caribbean culture, and the driving force of social change since the 1970s. The second edition is the Burrokeet, named after a traditional Caribbean carnival costume bearing a resemblance to a woman riding a donkey. In the days before Ash Wednesday dancers and singers flood the streets of Trinidad displaying multi-coloured garments and dancing to the rhythm of bass and steelpan bands. The last edition is the 20 year-old Chutney, bottled in 1998, and named after the Indo-Caribbean people who came to the islands in the 19th century. The newcomers combined Hindu and local music to create a new musical style featuring beautiful songs about life and love. It is worth to add, that setting of Music! Series has been appreciated by the nomination to the prestigious ART of PACKAGING awards.