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Thompson Bros. Caroni HTR 1998 23yr 59,2%

RX10111 Very good Column Still Rum Single Cask 256 bottles Above 250€
“Sophisticated Caroni with smooth fruity nose and deep, spicy palate.”

The "HTR" rum from Caroni distillery in Trinidad is a remarkable 23-year-old rum, distilled in 1998 through a Column Still from Molasses. This limited release of only 256 bottles, selected and bottled by Thompson Bros. at a cask strength of 59.2% ABV, impresses rum connoisseurs with its rich and intricate profile. The aroma features a blend of vanilla, rubber, caramel, tar, and barrel notes, while the taste is a harmony of smoky, rubber, vanilla, coffee, and barrel flavors. According to RumX users, this rum is a well-crafted, more approachable Caroni that presents a unique profile combining classic, dirty notes with sweeter tones of vanilla and caramel. Its intriguing character is both smooth and velvety, with a satisfying complexity that leaves a lasting impression.

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How does this rum taste?

The HTR Caroni 23-year-old is a nuanced Caroni with a smooth, vanilla-laced nose and a surprising fruity twist. It offers a lighter, yet complex profile with a smoky, woody palate that lacks typical intensity. A Caroni with elegance and depth, it presents a long, nutty finish.

Most frequently mentioned flavors


Vanilla Caramel Rubber Tar Barrel Chocolate


Smoky Vanilla Rubber Barrel Chocolate Caramel


Smoky Barrel Chocolate Espresso Caramel Tannins

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“Quite approachable nose, with lots of vanilla and caramel added to the typical dirty notes. The palate adds some smoke and coffee.”


Vanilla Rubber Tar Caramel Spicy


Smoky Coffee Caramel Vanilla Rubber
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“One of the more dirty 98 expressions. Dirt, Espresso with hints of red fruits.”


Tar Rubber Oak Barrel Chocolate


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“A very smooth, velvety profile on this rum with vanilla and caramel, chocolate and sweet fruit. I thought of Velier Royal Navy batch 1 in a light, fruity version. It's very pleasant. It makes you want to try it. On the palate, the impression is very different. The barrel makes an appearance. The vanilla is still there. Smokiness, chocolate. And a strange metallic taste. Not unpleasant. But I expected something else from the nose. Rather long finish, with a heavy bitterness. It's good because it's a very particular profile. But I'm still a bit disappointed as I find it lacks depth overall. It would have been a killer if it had been a bit more peachy. Edit: metallic note present, which bothers me, but otherwise super pleasant. A rather smooth HTR despite its dark side.”


Vanilla Caramel Pineapple Rubber Chocolate


Smoky Rubber Vanilla Barrel Metallic

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Column Still Rum
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Column Still
23 years
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Above 250€
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What is the price trend for this rum?

355 €
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About the Caroni distillery

The Caroni distillery is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been reviewed 5,661 times with an average of 8.8/10.

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