Karukera

There are 72 rums from the Karukera distillery in the RumX database.

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Japoniani Rhum Vieux Agricole

8.8/10

31 ratings

Japoniani Rhum Vieux Agricole

Velier • Karukera
2009   11yr   58,2%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Rich, fruity, spicy; beautifully balanced with a warm, woody finish.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Fût 65 Single Cask

8.8/10

10 ratings

Fût 65 Single Cask

Karukera
2006   48,3%   €€€€

Top review from Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰:

"08.12.2018 Had a wonderful meet up with old and new friends at this wonderful hotel. Notes. Medium dark colour. Nose: fresh, wood, roasted, fruit, vegetal, spice. Palate: round, oily, wood, spicy, earthy, dried fruit, light coffee. Finish: medium to long, wood, vegetal, light chocolate, faint caramel."

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8.6/10

6 ratings

Single Cask

Karukera
2009   11yr   52,2%   €€€

Top review from TheRhumhoe:

"Un joli Single Cask signé par Karukera. Le nez fait parler les notes agricoles très prononcées d’herbes, de fleurs, de terre, de canna à sucre et de menthol, avec en arrière-plan un soupçon de vernis très subtil mais qui fait la différence au nez par rapport à un rhum agricole classique. C’est surprenant de sentir cela ici, et très agréable. Les fruits exotiques, le citron vert et les fruits secs s’allient aux épices douces (vanille, cannelle) et au bois pour donner un mélange complexe, équilibré et plaisant. En bouche, l’attaque se veut encore très végétale et florale, la canne à sucre et les herbes n’étant pas loin. On ressent aussi instantanément l’acidité des agrumes (citron vert) et des fruits exotiques. Les notes boisées et épicées apportent une certaine sécheresse au palais, qui s’en retrouve dérouté par autant de saveurs relativement opposées, mais le mélange opère bien. Il faut penser à aérer le rhum pendant un certain temps, sous peine de se confronter à une bête difficile à dompter. L’alcool pourrait être un peu mieux intégré. La finale a moins d’impact que l’entrée en bouche, et laisse le côté sec agricole, la fraîcheur végétale et la chaleur des épices comme dernières impressions à la dégustation. Un bon rhum agricole qui offre un joli tour en Guadeloupe avec un profil original et relevé comme il faut."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum L‘Expression

8.6/10

19 ratings

L‘Expression

Karukera
2008   8yr   48,1%   €€€

Community opinion:

“Solid agricole with woody, chocolate notes and a balanced profile.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Flora Antillarum

8.5/10

31 ratings

Flora Antillarum

Velier • Karukera
2009   12yr   60,4%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Complex, fruity, chocolatey - a bold yet harmonious high-proof agricole delight.”

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8.4/10

13 ratings

Single Cask

Velier • Karukera
2008   11yr   53,4%   €€€

Top review from Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰:

"A pretty solid release and the price matches what you get. Pretty good balance between the flavours in my mind."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Single Cask

8.3/10

16 ratings

Single Cask

Velier • Karukera
2008   9yr   58,4%   €€€

Top review from Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰:

"A very nice single barrel with a warm and fruity profile. Lightly spicy and a very long finish."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Millésime

8.3/10

19 ratings

Millésime

Karukera
1997   46,3%   €€€

Top review from Frank:

"I'm curious and definitely have to try more of Karukera, I've heard some good things; but this one is a bit thin at just over 46%. Nose: spicy, fruity and green. At first, however, soft, Danish sweet licorice is up front, followed by fennel seeds and light caraway. Herbaceous with camomile and saffron. The fruit is green fig and fresh guava. However, the overall impression is slightly woody with rather fresh wood. There is also a slight sweetness of sugar water. Beautiful nose, but somewhat short and flat. 83 Palate: initially it seems thin, but then a nice spiciness quickly emerges. It is slightly salty with caraway and a little nutmeg, plus aniseed or licorice. There is also some fruit, a mixture of plum and cherry and fresh guava again. On the finish, it becomes increasingly grassy and herbal, almost with a hint of cucumber and sugar cane juice at the end. 79 If this rhum had more %%, it would be even nicer..."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum L‘Intense

8.3/10

6 ratings

L‘Intense

Karukera
2009   6yr   60,3%   €

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Single Cask (Brandy de Sherry)

8.2/10

9 ratings

Single Cask (Brandy de Sherry)

Karukera
2014   7yr   65,1%   €€€

Top review from Léo Delek:

"Le rhum que j'ai goûté qui a le souffre le plus présent de tous les rhums que j'ai pu gouter. Il me rappelles le pétards pirate que j'amlumais quand j'étais petit. J'ai la fruits rouges (cerise) en bouche après ouverture"

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Millésime L‘Expression

8.2/10

19 ratings

Millésime L‘Expression

Karukera
2008   47,5%   €€€

Top review from Godspeed:

"Ok now we are getting into the slightly more premium side of Karukera as this bottle will set you back about 100€ today. Lots of wood and barrel on nose and palate. Well-integrated alcohol. ABV is just right here, not sure it could support more but definitely wouldn't want less either. The bitter note, which I'm starting to suspect is a Karukera signature, is present but is much better and more enjoyable than in the 2009 select cask. Very noticeable caramel. Medium to short finish. Price to quality is mediocre, but it's a very enjoyable rum nevertheless."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Millésime

8.2/10

12 ratings

Millésime

Karukera
1999   45%   €€

Top review from Godspeed:

"Quite astringently alcoholic nose, mixed with some white chocolate. Not inviting but not unpleasant either. On the palate a completely different world opens up. Delicious exotic spices, slight caramel, tropical fruits (papaya in particular) all tantalizingly offset by the best expression so far of the signature Karukera dry bitter note. It's really good and makes you eager for the next sip. Excellent depth, medium to perhaps long finish. Probably could have supported even more ABV to punch the complexity outward even more, because there is a lot here. Easily the best Karukera I've tried so far. After my 3cl sample ran out I immediately wished I had more which is the sign of a really good one."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum L'Intense

8.2/10

16 ratings

L'Intense

Karukera
2018   1yr   59,9%   €€

Top review from Sylvain44:

"A nose of greedy sugar cane, pancake batter, fresh and round, the alcohol is very well integrated. A white rum of tasting a perfection in ti-punch! By draining it, the nose is very carried on the banana, and the mouth a little also, it is very good!"

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Double Distillat 2008 2013

8.2/10

16 ratings

Double Distillat 2008 2013

Karukera
8yr   45,2%   €€€

Top review from Maxime Checler 🇫🇷:

"Beau produit ! Au palais le caramel, la coco et les agrumes se mélangent au cuir. Très agréable d’avoir un mix agricole/mélasse. Super sympa à boire, même très très bon ! Finale un peu courte cependant. Et prix bien trop élevé malheureusement."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Fût 65 Single Cask

8.8/10

10 ratings

Fût 65 Single Cask

Karukera
2006   48,3%   €€€€

Top review from Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰:

"08.12.2018 Had a wonderful meet up with old and new friends at this wonderful hotel. Notes. Medium dark colour. Nose: fresh, wood, roasted, fruit, vegetal, spice. Palate: round, oily, wood, spicy, earthy, dried fruit, light coffee. Finish: medium to long, wood, vegetal, light chocolate, faint caramel."

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8.6/10

6 ratings

Single Cask

Karukera
2009   11yr   52,2%   €€€

Top review from TheRhumhoe:

"Un joli Single Cask signé par Karukera. Le nez fait parler les notes agricoles très prononcées d’herbes, de fleurs, de terre, de canna à sucre et de menthol, avec en arrière-plan un soupçon de vernis très subtil mais qui fait la différence au nez par rapport à un rhum agricole classique. C’est surprenant de sentir cela ici, et très agréable. Les fruits exotiques, le citron vert et les fruits secs s’allient aux épices douces (vanille, cannelle) et au bois pour donner un mélange complexe, équilibré et plaisant. En bouche, l’attaque se veut encore très végétale et florale, la canne à sucre et les herbes n’étant pas loin. On ressent aussi instantanément l’acidité des agrumes (citron vert) et des fruits exotiques. Les notes boisées et épicées apportent une certaine sécheresse au palais, qui s’en retrouve dérouté par autant de saveurs relativement opposées, mais le mélange opère bien. Il faut penser à aérer le rhum pendant un certain temps, sous peine de se confronter à une bête difficile à dompter. L’alcool pourrait être un peu mieux intégré. La finale a moins d’impact que l’entrée en bouche, et laisse le côté sec agricole, la fraîcheur végétale et la chaleur des épices comme dernières impressions à la dégustation. Un bon rhum agricole qui offre un joli tour en Guadeloupe avec un profil original et relevé comme il faut."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum L‘Expression

8.6/10

19 ratings

L‘Expression

Karukera
2008   8yr   48,1%   €€€

Community opinion:

“Solid agricole with woody, chocolate notes and a balanced profile.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Flora Antillarum

8.5/10

31 ratings

Flora Antillarum

Velier • Karukera
2009   12yr   60,4%   €€€€

Community opinion:

“Complex, fruity, chocolatey - a bold yet harmonious high-proof agricole delight.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Single Cask

8.4/10

13 ratings

Single Cask

Velier • Karukera
2008   11yr   53,4%   €€€

Top review from Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰:

"A pretty solid release and the price matches what you get. Pretty good balance between the flavours in my mind."

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8.3/10

16 ratings

Single Cask

Velier • Karukera
2008   9yr   58,4%   €€€

Top review from Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰:

"A very nice single barrel with a warm and fruity profile. Lightly spicy and a very long finish."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum L‘Intense

8.3/10

6 ratings

L‘Intense

Karukera
2009   6yr   60,3%   €

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Single Cask (Brandy de Sherry)

8.2/10

9 ratings

Single Cask (Brandy de Sherry)

Karukera
2014   7yr   65,1%   €€€

Top review from Léo Delek:

"Le rhum que j'ai goûté qui a le souffre le plus présent de tous les rhums que j'ai pu gouter. Il me rappelles le pétards pirate que j'amlumais quand j'étais petit. J'ai la fruits rouges (cerise) en bouche après ouverture"

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Millésime L‘Expression

8.2/10

19 ratings

Millésime L‘Expression

Karukera
2008   47,5%   €€€

Top review from Godspeed:

"Ok now we are getting into the slightly more premium side of Karukera as this bottle will set you back about 100€ today. Lots of wood and barrel on nose and palate. Well-integrated alcohol. ABV is just right here, not sure it could support more but definitely wouldn't want less either. The bitter note, which I'm starting to suspect is a Karukera signature, is present but is much better and more enjoyable than in the 2009 select cask. Very noticeable caramel. Medium to short finish. Price to quality is mediocre, but it's a very enjoyable rum nevertheless."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum L'Intense

8.2/10

16 ratings

L'Intense

Karukera
2018   1yr   59,9%   €€

Top review from Sylvain44:

"A nose of greedy sugar cane, pancake batter, fresh and round, the alcohol is very well integrated. A white rum of tasting a perfection in ti-punch! By draining it, the nose is very carried on the banana, and the mouth a little also, it is very good!"

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Double Distillat 2008 2013

8.2/10

16 ratings

Double Distillat 2008 2013

Karukera
8yr   45,2%   €€€

Top review from Maxime Checler 🇫🇷:

"Beau produit ! Au palais le caramel, la coco et les agrumes se mélangent au cuir. Très agréable d’avoir un mix agricole/mélasse. Super sympa à boire, même très très bon ! Finale un peu courte cependant. Et prix bien trop élevé malheureusement."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Cuvée Christophe Colomb 1493 Hors d‘Age

8.1/10

26 ratings

Cuvée Christophe Colomb 1493 Hors d‘Age

Karukera
45%   €€€

Top review from Stefan Persson:

"The quite long finish goes the same way as at the palate. This brand was founded 2002 when Guillaume Drouin teamed up with Francois Longueteau at the Esperance/Longueteau Distillery to create an Agricole made from blue cane. Karukera is by the way the Carib’s name on Guadeloupe."

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Single Cask

8.0/10

16 ratings

Single Cask

Karukera
2018   4yr   54,3%   €€

Top review from Steffmaus🇩🇰:

"One of 6 samples I brought for a trip to Turkey. From the first go, this didn't register with me as an agricole in the nose. Vanilla, and a faint, grassy sweetness. In the notes I got sugarcane, vanilla and woody notes"

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum L'Expression Brut de fut Édition n°2

8.0/10

5 ratings

L'Expression Brut de fut Édition n°2

Karukera
2020   2yr   61,8%   €€

Top review from Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰:

"#4637 08.03.2024 Tasting with Romhatten. Nose Light wood, floral, sugarcane, caramel, fruity, dried fruit, cognac, grass. Palate Dry, wood, light roasted, warm, fruity, raisin, tannins, floral, grass, light coffee, faint chocolate. Finish Long, dry, warm, wood, dried fruit, light caramel. Very good ABV integration, but a but boring to be honest."

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8.0/10736 ratings
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Flavour profile of Karukera

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Woody Sugarcane Vanilla Fruity Vegetal Spice

Taste

Woody Sugarcane Vanilla Spice Spicy Fruity

Finish

Woody Spice Sugarcane Vanilla Vegetal Spicy

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About the Karukera distillery

The Karukera distillery is located in Guadeloupe. Rums from Karukera have been reviewed 736 times with an average of 8.0/10.


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