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Bristol Caroni VSOC 2003 10yr 40%

RX159 Good Pot & Column Still Rum Under 250€
“Smooth, budget-friendly intro to Caroni with pleasing smoky and woody notes.”

Introducing the VSOC rum from Trinidad's Caroni distillery, an exquisite selection bottled by Bristol Classic Rum. Distilled in 2003 from molasses using a Pot and Column Still and aged for 10 years, this rum boasts an ABV of 40%. Users have described its aroma as a delightful mix of tar, dried fruit, spice, woody, and medicinal notes. On the palate, it offers a complex blend of herbal, tar, vanilla, and dried fruit flavors. Overall, RumX community members find it an interesting, enjoyable, and slightly lighter option for Caroni enthusiasts, making it a perfect choice for a relaxed summer evening.

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How does this rum taste?

Caroni's VSOC rum charms with notes of rubber, tar, and dried fruits. At 40%, it's gentle yet underpowered, craving higher ABV. Sherry aging adds depth, making it a fine intro to Caroni's distinct smokiness for a relaxed evening.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Tar Dried fruit Spice Woody Medicinal Red wine

Taste

Herbal Tar Vanilla Complex Medicinal Prunes

Finish

Tea Herbal Tar Vanilla Woody Toasted

Community reviews

7.7/1032 ratings
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8.4/10

“Tasted by a friend. Very good, I love Caroni! Didn't feel the sherry barrel aging. Too light.”

Aroma

Tar Spice

Taste

Tar Vanilla
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7.2/10

“This is a great example of why rum should not be watered down. Most of the profile is a mere ghost of what it could have been.”

Aroma

Tar Dried fruit Woody Roasted Vanilla

Taste

Tar Vanilla Dried fruit Herbal Thin
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8.0/10

“Top Einsteiger Caroni mit bestem PLV. Mit mehr % wäre das ein hammer Rum.”

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
RumX ID
RX159
ABV
40%
Category
Pot & Column Still Rum
Vintage
2003
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Pot and Column Still
Age
10 years
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

159 €
Ø Market value

Community purchase statistics

The RumX community has already added 59 bottles to their collections:

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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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