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Jack Tar Caroni La Lune 1997 23yr 61,3%

RX11841 Very good Single Cask 225 bottles Above 250€
“Sublime, smoky Caroni with balanced fruit notes; a captivating dram.”

Discover the exceptional La Lune Caroni 1997, a rare gem from Trinidad's famed Caroni distillery, bottled by Jack Tar. This 23-year-old rum, distilled from molasses and bottled at a robust 61.3% ABV, offers an intense journey through smoky woods, rich tar, and the unmistakable feel of rubber and leather. Rum enthusiasts rave about its legendary Caroni profile, noting its well-balanced nature, complex aromatics, and the meticulous integration of its high alcohol content. With tasting notes praising its smoky, woody essence, and the subtle hints of fruit and spices, this limited edition of just 225 bottles is a collector's dream. Dive into a distinctive, smoky adventure with every sip of La Lune Caroni 1997.

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How does this rum taste?

La Lune" Caroni from 1997 impresses with its smoky, fruity character and classic Caroni traits of tar and rubber. Though potent at 61.3% ABV, it's considered a bit lacking in sweetness and complexity, yet remains a true Caroni experience.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Smoky Woody Tar Orange Oak Dark chocolate

Taste

Smoky Woody Tar Leather Black pepper Rubber

Finish

Smoky Woody Rubber Warm Leather Tar

Community reviews

8.7/1011 ratings
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8.9/10

“#4090 This is a very nice Caroni and a smoky one indeed. In the glas it's a bit cloudy but nothing that matters. All the expected Caroni notes are there once rested, rubber, tar and smoky wood. There is a light orange note in the profile and I like that. Well balanced and good ABV integration. Draws really nice and slow curtains and the empty glass has even more smoke and fruit flavours.”

Aroma

Woody Tar Rubber Smoky Herbal

Taste

Woody Balanced Smoky Rubber Tar
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8.5/10

“Very good Caroni. Sensationally good nose for a Caroni. Properly emphasized rubber. Otherwise chocolate, fruit, leather, menthol, smoky and then some peach and coffee on the finish. Unfortunately, it loses a little of its momentum on the finish and is quickly gone; it is also less complex on the finish. But it is still good fun to drink.”

Aroma

Woody Tar Smoky Rubber Herbal

Taste

Woody Smoky Minty Mineral Licorice
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8.6/10

“I don't find the typical Caroni notes as present as the other tastings suggest. A good Caroni but, as far as I can judge from my experience in this area, not at the top level”

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX11841
ABV
61,3%
Vintage
1997
Cask number
#84
Made from
Molasses
Age
23 years
No. of bottles
225
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

377 €
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About the Caroni distillery

The Caroni distillery is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been reviewed 6,610 times with an average of 8.8/10.


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