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Velier Caroni Heavy Trinidad Rum (Old Whisky) HTR 1996 20yr 70,8%

RX1403 Excellent Single Cask 250 bottles Above 250€

This Heavy Trinidad Rum (HTR) from Caroni, bottled by Velier, is a rare 1996 vintage with only 250 bottles available. With an imposing ABV of 70.8%, it's a robust cask strength experience. Tasting notes frequently highlight its remarkable balance and complexity. The nose reveals smoky wood, rubber, tar, and subtle hints of banana, vanilla, and chocolate. On the palate, expect a harmonious blend of vanilla, caramel, tar, smoky wood, and lingering sweet tobacco. The finish is exceptionally long, with enduring smoky, woody, and caramel notes. A few drops of water unlock even more flavors, making it an unforgettable and refined choice for true enthusiasts. Keywords: Caroni Distillery, Velier, limited release, 1996 vintage, cask strength, complex rum.

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How does this rum taste?

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Banana Vanilla Tar Rubber Caramel Chocolate

Taste

Vanilla Caramel Smoky Tar Woody Complex

Finish

Smoky Vanilla Tar Leather Caramel Tobacco

Community reviews

9.4/1019 ratings
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9.5/10

“Epic Velier Caroni Tasting 2023: A formidable representative from 1996. Great caramel sweetness, very well integrated alcohol and beautiful complexity. For me, this is one of the best Caronis ever. Great.”

Aroma

Oak OrangePeal Caramel Tar Rubber

Taste

Oak Tar Vanilla Biscuits Milk chocolate
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9.5/10

“The style of rum to fall in love with and fool your partner with. A goddess among rums, showing both power and character, but also sweetness and finesse. This contrast can be seen on the nose, with an oiliness and dirtiness that comes on quickly, then fades to give way to woody notes, then spicy, but above all to an infinite sweetness of (dark) chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toffee and brown sugar. At no point do we perceive more than 70% alcohol. Dried fruit, banana, roasted notes and burnt tobacco complete a profile that leaves you speechless. The attack on the palate is astonishing. The integration of the alcohol is perfect, there's nothing to say. While Caroni's hydrocarbons and dirtiness are present, it's above all the sweet, caramelized, chocolate and vanilla notes that impress here, offering unrivalled roundness and gourmandise. Banana, dried fruit, tobacco, empyreumatic notes (roasted, smoky), coffee, spices, leather and oak intertwine in a near-perfect profile. The balance of flavors is mastered and complexity is at its peak. The finish is endless, not to say eternal. Caroni's smoky, "garage car" notes combine with the sweetness of caramel, toffee, cookie and brown sugar for a most savory aftertaste. Hints of tobacco, leather, chocolate and hazelnuts (particularly roasted) are also present, creating a profile of absolute mastery. This Caroni is a masterpiece that represents its element well: a lively, intense fire for character, that can also warm and melt the heart, an eternal flame to which I bow.”

Aroma

Rubber Tar Woody Oak Caramel

Taste

Tar Rubber Tobacco Woody Oak
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9.4/10

“Extremely awesome, dirty Caroni notes. Really dirty, toasty and bacony on the palate. Outstanding Caroni!”

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX1403
ABV
70,8%
Vintage
1996
Cask number
#R3721
Mark
HTR
Made from
Molasses
Age
20 years
No. of bottles
250
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

3,809 €
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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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