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Velier Caroni 30th Release Heavy Trinidad Rum HTR 1996 17yr 63%

RX1573 Excellent 613 bottles Above 250€
“A divine Caroni with balance, sweet caramel, and playful spice.”

Introducing the 30th Release Heavy Trinidad Rum HTR, a remarkable creation from Trinidad's renowned Caroni distillery. This limited edition treasure was distilled in 1996 from Molasses and aged for 17 years, then bottled by independent bottler Velier at a cask strength of 63% ABV. With only 613 bottles in existence, it’s a true collector's item. This rum captivates the senses with its tar and rubber aromas, followed by hints of vanilla, chocolate, and oak. On the palate, you'll experience an intense fusion of rubber, tar, oak, and black pepper. RumX users consider it a well-balanced bottling and a worthy representation of the 1996 vintage. The smoky wood, light fruit, and chocolate make this a unique and enjoyable Caroni rum that grows on you with each tasting. Cheers to a remarkable release that's both powerful and delicious!

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How does this rum taste?

A sublime Caroni with a harmonious blend of tar, rubber, and caramel sweetness. Exceptionally smooth and slightly sweet, it presents a rich palate of chocolate, wood, and spice—a rare treat with a robust yet approachable character.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Tar Rubber Vanilla Chocolate Toasted Oak

Taste

Rubber Intense Tar Smoky Oak Caramel

Finish

Tar Dark chocolate Oak Licorice Espresso Cappuccino

Community reviews

9.1/1029 ratings
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9.2/10

“Beautiful Caroni with the classic sweetness of the 96 vintage. Relatively dry on the palate, the tannins dry out the mouthfeel directly, preparing the ground for tar and rubber, wood, pepper, anise and coffee, as well as the obligatory heavy 96 caramel sweetness. The alcohol content also makes its presence felt and adds some fire. All in all, a strong but still round profile and a worthy 96 Caroni that grows on me a bit more with each new tasting. Great release.”

Aroma

Tar Rubber Oak Vanilla Allspice

Taste

Rubber Tar Milk chocolate Oak Smoky
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9.0/10

“One of the more balanced and „sweeter“ bottling compared to some of his Velier brothers. Amazing stuff. Cheers to Jakob for the sample 🙂”

Aroma

Vanilla Toffee Coconut Tar Rubber

Taste

Rubber Intense Tar Oak Biscuits
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9.0/10

“Excellenter Caroni mit klassischen nicht übertriebenen Aromen. Fast schon ein angenehmer Abend-Sipper”

Aroma

Rubber Vanilla Chocolate Toasted Coffee

Taste

Rubber Intense Oak Dirty Caramel

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX1573
ABV
63%
Vintage
1996
Mark
HTR
Made from
Molasses
Age
17 years
No. of bottles
613
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

1,838 €
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Community purchase statistics

The RumX community has already added 47 bottles to their collections:

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closed

6

opened

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emptied

15%

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About the Caroni distillery

The Caroni distillery is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been reviewed 6,027 times with an average of 8.8/10.


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