Trinidad

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Trinidad is a small Caribbean Island in the Lesser Antilles and is located close to the venezuelan coastline. After discovery in 1498 by Christoph Columbus the island remained first under spanish control, but passed the lead around 30 times between spanish, french, british, dutch and courlandic rulers. The United Kingdom gave Trinidad its independence in 1962. The diverse origin of its inhabitants gave birth to a particular culture of which carnival is an essential element. It is also noteworthy that two languages coexist on the island: French and Creole.

When the British occupied the island in 1797, they also brought the sugar industry and its by-product rum with them. So Trinidad still produces rum in the british style (pot-still, rather heavy) until today.

Today Trinidad only has one operating distillery left, Trinidad Distillers Ltd. (T.D.L), which was founded in 1949. The distillery is part of the Angostura company, which is famous for their aromatic bitter used in many cocktails.

The island also is the home of the world-famous Caroni distillery, which closed its doors in 2002 after 84 years in operation. The Caroni rums are known for their unique dirty style and are very sought after on the collectors market, causing the prices to skyrocket for a few years with no end in sight.

Trinidad rum is known for its rather complex taste, with notes of herbs, tar, leather and burned caramel. Beginners could try out the various TDL bottlings by independent bottlers to get an impression of Trinidad rum such as the Plantation Trinidad 2009 (RX9683) or the Rum Artesanal TDL 2002 (RX7783).


Top rated Trinidad rums

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Paradise (Guyana Stock) Heavy Trinidad Rum

9.9/10

8 ratings

Paradise (Guyana Stock) Heavy Trinidad Rum

Velier • Caroni
1996   24yr

Top review from Jakob:

"Epic Velier Caroni Tasting 2023: Together with barrel"

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Paradise (Guyana Stock) Heavy Trinidad Rum

9.8/10

8 ratings

Paradise (Guyana Stock) Heavy Trinidad Rum

Velier • Caroni
1996   24yr

Top review from Oliver:

"The best Caroni nose I have ever had the pleasure to smell - absolute top class! On the palate incredibly complex and intense. Only the Paradise barrel"

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Heavy Rum Guyana Stock (Kirsch Whisky) HTR

9.5/10

20 ratings

Heavy Rum Guyana Stock (Kirsch Whisky) HTR

Velier • Caroni
1996   20yr   62,4%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Complex, rich, world-class Caroni rum; an intense, elegant flavor journey.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Paradise

9.4/10

8 ratings

Paradise

Velier • Caroni
1996   24yr

Top review from Oliver:

"Absolutely exceptional Caroni of the 1996 vintage. My winner in the blind tasting."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 39th Release (The Last) Heavy Trinidad Rum

9.4/10

154 ratings

39th Release (The Last) Heavy Trinidad Rum

Velier • Caroni
1996   23yr   61,9%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Heavenly Caroni with complex elegance; a true legend in a glass.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Trilogy Heavy Rum Guyana Stock HTR

9.3/10

14 ratings

Trilogy Heavy Rum Guyana Stock HTR

Velier • Caroni
1996   20yr   64,46%   €€€€

Top review from Oliver:

"Great dessert nose. On the palate elegant and perfect wood integration. Great sweetness. Extraordinary Caroni!"

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Paradise

9.3/10

8 ratings

Paradise

Velier • Caroni
1996   24yr

Top review from Oliver:

"Extremely good nose! The palate is intense and complex. Maybe a tad too dry, but that's complaining at the highest level."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Paradise

9.3/10

8 ratings

Paradise

Velier • Caroni
1996   24yr

Top review from Oliver:

"Wow, hammerstarke Nase! Am Gaumen vielschichtig und mit viel Power. Für eine Top-Bewertung ein Tick zu biestig. Trotzdem herausragender Single Cask!"

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Paradise #5

9.3/10

12 ratings

Paradise #5

Velier • Caroni
2000   20yr   68,5%

Top review from Jakob:

"Epic Velier Caroni Tasting 2023: Mehr Fasseinfluss, erkennbare Bitterkeit. Alkohol sehr gut integriert. Etwas weniger Menthol als bei anderen Vertretern des Jahrgangs. Schöne Komplexität."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Heavy Trinidad Rum HTR

9.3/10

47 ratings

Heavy Trinidad Rum HTR

Velier • Caroni
1992   20yr   60,21%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Heavenly Caroni with complexity, balance, and a long, captivating finish.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Heavy Trinidad Rum HTR

9.3/10

27 ratings

Heavy Trinidad Rum HTR

Velier • Caroni
1974   34yr   66,1%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Astoundingly complex, with a sublime balance of woody and fruity notes.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Heavy Trinidad Rum (Old Whisky) HTR

9.3/10

15 ratings

Heavy Trinidad Rum (Old Whisky) HTR

Velier • Caroni
1996   20yr   70,8%   €€€€

Top review from Jakob:

"Another formidable representative from 1996. Great caramel sweetness, very well integrated alcohol and nice complexity."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Heavy Trinidad Rum (Exclusive for Giuseppe Begnoni) HTR

9.3/10

12 ratings

Heavy Trinidad Rum (Exclusive for Giuseppe Begnoni) HTR...

Velier • Caroni
1996   20yr   70,7%   €€€€

Top review from Jakob:

"The nose is still relatively unspectacular, as far as one can speak of a tropically aged Caroni from the over vintage 1996 - but on the palate then rises a real fireworks. Sweetness, spice, borderline smokiness, wood, rubber and tar...I feel well taken care of all around, precisely because this rum definitely has rough edges and also the high alcohol content does not hide and brings out the Caroni-typical notes almost perfectly. Impressive level."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 1st Employees John „D“ Eversley HTR

9.3/10

33 ratings

1st Employees John „D“ Eversley HTR

Velier • Caroni
1996   22yr   66,5%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“A sensational, robust Caroni with intense complexity and satisfying finish.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Heavy Rum Guyana Stock (Kirsch Whisky) HTR

9.5/10

20 ratings

Heavy Rum Guyana Stock (Kirsch Whisky) HTR

Velier • Caroni
1996   20yr   62,4%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Complex, rich, world-class Caroni rum; an intense, elegant flavor journey.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 39th Release (The Last) Heavy Trinidad Rum

9.4/10

154 ratings

39th Release (The Last) Heavy Trinidad Rum

Velier • Caroni
1996   23yr   61,9%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Heavenly Caroni with complex elegance; a true legend in a glass.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Trilogy Heavy Rum Guyana Stock HTR

9.3/10

14 ratings

Trilogy Heavy Rum Guyana Stock HTR

Velier • Caroni
1996   20yr   64,46%   €€€€

Top review from Oliver:

"Great dessert nose. On the palate elegant and perfect wood integration. Great sweetness. Extraordinary Caroni!"

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Heavy Trinidad Rum HTR

9.3/10

27 ratings

Heavy Trinidad Rum HTR

Velier • Caroni
1974   34yr   66,1%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Astoundingly complex, with a sublime balance of woody and fruity notes.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 1st Employees John „D“ Eversley HTR

9.3/10

33 ratings

1st Employees John „D“ Eversley HTR

Velier • Caroni
1996   22yr   66,5%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“A sensational, robust Caroni with intense complexity and satisfying finish.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Heavy Trinidad Rum HTR

9.2/10

27 ratings

Heavy Trinidad Rum HTR

Velier • Caroni
1992   18yr   61,2%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Exceptional Caroni; complex, harmonious with a delightful fruity, long finish.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Heavy Trinidad Rum HTR

9.2/10

28 ratings

Heavy Trinidad Rum HTR

Velier • Caroni
1992   18yr   55%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Exceptional Caroni; heavy, complex, and smooth with endless finish.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 35th Release Heavy Trinidad Rum (Trespassers) HTR

9.2/10

70 ratings

35th Release Heavy Trinidad Rum (Trespassers) HTR

Velier • Caroni
1996   20yr   70,1%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Intense, heavy Caroni with well-integrated alcohol; complex, epic experience.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 2nd Employees David „Sarge“ Charran

9.2/10

30 ratings

2nd Employees David „Sarge“ Charran

Velier • Caroni
1996   23yr   66,5%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Sublime, complex rum with rich tar, fruit, and chocolate notes.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Heavy Trinidad Rum HTR

9.1/10

26 ratings

Heavy Trinidad Rum HTR

Velier • Caroni
1982   24yr   58,3%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Velvety Caroni with lush fruits, subtle tar, and lasting finish.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 34th Release 100 Proof Heavy Trinidad Rum

9.1/10

73 ratings

34th Release 100 Proof Heavy Trinidad Rum

Velier • Caroni
1996   20yr   57,18%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Exceptionally balanced, complex Caroni with delightful dirty and fruity notes.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Heavy Trinidad Rum (TWE) HTR

9.0/10

16 ratings

Heavy Trinidad Rum (TWE) HTR

Velier • Caroni
2000   17yr   70,4%   €€€€

Top review from Oliver:

"Quite unremarkable nose. On the palate also rather average for the 2000 vintage."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 6th Employees Ricky “Dirty Harry” Seeharack HTR

9.0/10

38 ratings

6th Employees Ricky “Dirty Harry” Seeharack HTR

Velier • Caroni
1996   25yr   66,2%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Rich, dark Caroni with complex balance; rubber, tar, and spices.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 5th Employees Roopnarine „Roop“ Toolsie HTR

9.0/10

46 ratings

5th Employees Roopnarine „Roop“ Toolsie HTR

Velier • Caroni
1996   25yr   66,1%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Robust, complex Caroni with smooth caramel and rich woody notes.”

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8.5/1011011 ratings
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Flavour profile of Trinidad

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Vanilla Woody Tar Rubber Caramel Tropical fruit

Taste

Woody Vanilla Tar Rubber Caramel Leather

Finish

Woody Tar Vanilla Rubber Barrel Oak

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