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Velier Caroni Paradise #2 1998 24yr 56,3%

RX13434 Very good Single Cask 230 bottles Above 250€
“Elegant, balanced Caroni with subtle industrial charm and tropical flair.”

The "Paradise #2" rum is a unique 24-year-old spirit, distilled in 1998 at the renowned Caroni distillery in Trinidad and bottled by the independent bottler Velier. Produced from molasses and bottled at cask strength with a powerful 56.3% ABV, this limited release of only 232 bottles is highly sought after. The rum is characterized by its fragrant notes of rubber, tar, vanilla, and nutty caramel, giving way to flavors of rubber, tar, smoky vanilla, and leather on the palate. RumX users appreciate its balance, smoothness, and distinctive Caroni notes. Its lighter, fruity nuances provide an approachable complexity, making it a great representation of the 1998 vintage, although not an exceptional release. The unique scent of fresh greens, ripe mangoes, and tropical flavors make this rum one of the most memorable from the Caroni distillery.

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How does this rum taste?

The 'Paradise #2' Caroni 1998 offers a unique balance of industrial notes, light fruits, and smoky oak. It's an intriguing, delicate rum with a moderate finish, though it may not justify its high price for some enthusiasts.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Rubber Tar Vanilla Nutty Tobacco Smoky

Taste

Rubber Tar Vanilla Leather Dried fruit Smoky

Finish

Rubber Vanilla Smoky Tar Dried fruit Woody

Community reviews

8.7/1027 ratings
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8.8/10

“One of the highlights of the 1998 vintage. However, it does not come close to the 1996 level.”

Aroma

Rubber Vanilla Nutty Balanced

Taste

Rubber Vanilla Dry Creamy
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8.8/10

“Epic Velier Caroni Tasting 2023: Dreckiger 1998er Caroni mit klassischen Noten von Gummi, Teer sowie Menthol gepaart mit leichter Fruchtigkeit. Dazu Holz und dunkle Schokolade, die gemeinsam mit der Würze für Bitterkeit und Ausdrucksstärke sorgen. Der beste 1998er Caroni, im Gesamtvergleich aber dennoch kein herausragendes Caroni-Release.”

Aroma

Rubber Tar Barrel Menthol Roasted

Taste

Rubber Tar Barrel Smoky Leather
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8.7/10

“I had the unique opportunity to compare this rum with other 98s yesterday. A very special, delicate rum. The nose is wonderful, balanced, caramel, bourbon. On the palate also of these notes, very round, mild, little dirty notes, alcohol very well integrated, filigree. Not without reason, this great rum was selected as one of the best of many casks by the Tasting Gang as a single cask...”

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX13434
ABV
56,3%
Vintage
1998
Cask number
#3918
Made from
Molasses
Age
24 years
No. of bottles
230
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

3,617 €
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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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