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Forgotten Gems Caroni Traditional Column Rum 22yr 61,2%

RX18111 Very good Single Cask 65 bottles Above 250€
“Dark, woody, well-balanced Caroni with impressive depth and complexity.”

The "Traditional Column Rum" from Caroni distillery, selected by Forgotten Gems, is an intriguing 22-year-old limited release with an ABV of 61.2%. Users appreciate its unique aroma of tar, oak, tropical fruit, menthol, and glue. The intensely dark color is initially striking but leads to a well-balanced palate. Tasting notes highlight tar, menthol, barrel nuances, fruit schnapps, and a pleasing oily texture. Rich wood and roasted flavors are evident, with hints of mild 98' Bourbon. While not overly complex, it’s described as a good representation of Caroni's characteristic profile. This rum offers an exotic and layered experience, making it a special find for enthusiasts looking to explore Caroni's legacy. Ideal for those intrigued by bold flavors and distinct profiles.

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How does this rum taste?

Traditional Column Rum" from Caroni distillery offers dark wood, roasted spices, and a hint of burnt sugar. Its intense yet balanced profile, despite a daunting color, impresses with well-integrated alcohol and a long, mildly sweet finish. Fascinating yet approachable.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Tar Oak Tropical fruit Menthol Glue Fruit schnapps

Taste

Tar Menthol Barrel Fruit schnapps Oily Smooth

Finish

Tar Woody Licorice

Community reviews

8.4/1012 ratings
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8.4/10

“At first I was worried that I had a beast in my glass. Because of the totally black color, of course. As you might expect, the rum is very dark in flavor. Intense wood and roasted aromas, but there is still some fruit to be found.”

Aroma

Tar Oak Tropical fruit

Taste

Menthol Tar Barrel Cardboard Peaches
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8.6/10

“A very dark color, reminiscent of 1993's "The Beast". The nose is marked by wet wood, tar aromas and yellow fruit alcohol. Some fruit in the background too. The palate is much better than the nose, still with overripe apple alcohol, but also a slight menthol and maritime tar (from the deck of a ship). The wood, very present on the nose, is much more discreet here. The finish is long, as you'd expect from a Caroni, with pronounced aromas of sweet wood (licorice) that lend an almost sweet edge that's very pleasant. The empty glass sent me to an old wooden building that had suffered the ravages of time in the tropics. The color of this rum was a little frightening, as was its nose (too marked by damp wood), but in the end it's a Caroni, admittedly special, but quite good. I loved its chewy woodiness, which took me back to my childhood.”

Aroma

Tar Oak Fruit schnapps Tropical fruit

Taste

Fruit schnapps Menthol Tar
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8.2/10

“Color is of course total crap, but the taste is quite solid. Regular Caroni without much excitement.”

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX18111
ABV
61,2%
Made from
Molasses
Age
22 years
No. of bottles
65
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

293 €
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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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