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Bristol Caroni HTR 1997 20yr 61,5%

RX1057 Very good Column Still Rum Above 250€
“Rich, complex Caroni with balanced fruity, smoky notes; truly exceptional.”

Introducing the highly sought-after HTR from the Caroni distillery in Trinidad, selected and bottled by the independent bottler Bristol Classic Rum. Distilled in 1997 from Molasses with a Column Still and aged for 20 years, this remarkable rum boasts an impressive ABV of 61.5%. With a notable nose featuring tobacco, rubber, woody, tar, and smoky nuances and a flavorful palette consisting of tar, spicy, smoky, roasted, and vanilla notes, the HTR has captivated the taste buds of rum enthusiasts. RumX users highly praise this Caroni rum, highlighting its unique flavor profile, irresistible complexity, and exceptional balance of distinct notes—an unforgettable experience for connoisseurs and novices alike.

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How does this rum taste?

The HTR Caroni from Bristol is a robust symphony of rubber, caramel, and ripe mango with a hint of dusty wood. Its potent 61.5% ABV delivers a complex, smoky palate that's both challenging and rewarding. Memorable and divisive.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Rubber Tobacco Tar Woody Tropical fruit Caramel

Taste

Tar Smoky Spicy Licorice Woody Caramel

Finish

Tar Dry Bitter Smoky Woody Red fruits

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8.9/10

“I love the Carons, I love them so much that I find it hard to be impartial. I won't go into it because it would just be fancy words anyway! Nice Caroni, but surely there will be better. Of the ones I have tasted this one I think is the most distinctive because it remains excellently balanced between the typical tar notes and the peaty/smoky whisky notes. Far superior to the Rum Nation 21y Caroni aged in Scotland. Let's be clear that this is not a classic Caroni! Finish not as long as other Caronis.”

Aroma

Tar Tobacco Spice Vanilla Barrel

Taste

Tar Barrel Spicy Chocolate Peat
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9.0/10

“Eine richtig tolle Caroni-Nase. Viel Gummi, viel Karamell, reichlich reife Mango. Komplexe Würze, die Fassreife hält sich zurück. Alte, verstaubte Kommode, ich liebe es.😀😀 Im Mund dann öliges Karamell, Eiche und Gewürze. Der Abgang könnte etwas länger sein. Die 1997er Bristol sind wirklich hervorragend, wobei mir der 2015er aus dem Gedächnis eine Spur besser gefallen hat. Dieser hier ist etwas mehr auf Gummi, Karamell und reife Mango. Kann meiner Meinung durchaus mit der einen oder anderen schwarzen Flasche mithalten. Mittlerweile (04/2023) ist dieser auch nur mehr am Sekundärmarkt erhältlich. ☹️”

Aroma

Rubber Tar Caramel Tropical fruit Mango

Taste

Creme brulee Caramel Dried dates Mango Banana
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8.9/10

“This is a slightly different Caroni and I love it. The nose is dark, musty and woody with rubber, tar, leather and berries trailed by licorice, tobacco, cocoa and caramel. A very nice nose once rested. With water the flavours are even clearer. The palate complex well balanced and elegant at the same time. I get tropical fruits, tar, rubber and a lot of wood and smoke/roasted notes trailed by leather, vanilla and a light salty note. The finish is long and has smoky wood, tar and slightly more salty than the palate.”

Aroma

Dark Woody Blackberry Licorice Tobacco

Taste

Balanced Complex Elegant Tar Rubber

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
RumX ID
RX1057
ABV
61,5%
Category
Column Still Rum
Vintage
1997
Mark
HTR
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Column Still
Age
20 years
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

325 €
Ø Market value

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The RumX community has already added 53 bottles to their collections:

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About the Caroni distillery

The Caroni distillery is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been reviewed 6,516 times with an average of 8.8/10.


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