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Velier Chelo Vieux Sajous (Ex-Caroni Casks) 2017 5yr 52,14%

RX13417 Very good Clairin 4,700 bottles Under 250€
“Smooth with nuanced fruitiness; lacks expected Caroni punch. Surprisingly soft.”

The Vieux Sajous (Ex-Caroni Casks) is a limited release Haitian rum produced at the Chelo distillery and bottled by independent bottler Velier. Distilled in 2017 from sugar cane juice using a Pot Still, this rum is aged for 5 years and bottled at cask strength with an ABV of 52.14%. It has a fruity and olive aroma, with notes of solvents, fermentation, and herbs. The flavor profile consists of fruity, vegetal, olive, and tropical fruit notes. Users have rated this rum highly, appreciating its mild and harmonious profile. However, some wished for more Caroni influence as it is subtle in this release. Overall, it is considered a good rum that showcases the characteristics of both Sajous Clairins and a hint of Caroni cask maturation, offering a unique and enjoyable sipping experience.

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How does this rum taste?

A unique, vegetal Haitian rum with faint Caroni influence, yielding dry, creamy, and slightly earthy flavors. Some find it overpriced and lacking promised depth, while others enjoy its smooth tropical fruit notes and balanced sipping quality despite expectations.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Fruity Olive Fermented Overripe Solvents Herbal

Taste

Fruity Olive Vegetal Tropical fruit Ester Unknown

Finish

Sugarcane Fruity Herbal Licorice Grass Ester

Community reviews

8.2/10135 ratings
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8.5/10

“I thought the caroni cask would give it some extra special flavor instead it just makes the clairin softer!An undemanding everyday drink that still contains all the scents and aromas of Haitian sugarcane!”

Aroma

Sugarcane Strawberry Cherry Passion fruit Demerara sugar

Taste

Sugarcane Root Licorice Vanilla Syrupy
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8.0/10

“I am somewhat ambivalent about this rum, I expected a clear Caronieinfluss! From this, however, is only fleeting something to perceive..if at all rather in the finish! On the nose predominate sour fruit flavors, on the palate initially a heavy sweetness, which in turn changes to a light sour fruitiness, later join licorice notes with a hint of dirty notes to it.The finish contains first licorice notes, approaches of dried fruit and later a touch of tar!The alcohol is barely perceptible, a little more percent would certainly have done him good!I would almost call him a sipper!Overall, a good rum, just different than expected!”

Aroma

Fruity Fermented Unknown Sour Passion fruit

Taste

Syrupy Treacle Unknown Fruity Creamy
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7.5/10

“A little too dry and vegetal for me. Not really what I like to drink but the finish is rather nice. 2nd tasting: First of all the Caroni cask is nothing more than a marketing gimmick in my opinion and I believe that we will see more bottlings like this one in the future. I really favor my Clairin’s unaged. Here, the sweetness present overshadows most other notes except for the vegetal and slightly earthy ones. There’s a dryness and creaminess present as well. Add a little fruit, wood and very subtle spices and the result is a rum that makes me regret my bottle purchase. Luckily I purchased a sample as well, so I’ll be able to get rid of the bottle at a future date. I just reflected upon my rating and came to the conclusion that 78 points are too high. Reducing it to 75 points.”

Aroma

Fruity Olive Herbal Earthy Fermented

Taste

Fruity Vegetal Olive Metallic Soft

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX13417
ABV
52,14%
Category
Clairin
Vintage
2017
Made from
Sugar cane honey
Distillation
Pot Still
Age
5 years
No. of bottles
4700
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

108 €
Ø Market value

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The RumX community has already added 211 bottles to their collections:

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About the Chelo distillery

The Chelo distillery is located in Haiti. Rums from Chelo have been reviewed 867 times with an average of 8.2/10.


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