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Caroni S.B.S Trinidad HTR 1997 18yr 64,4%

RX1945 Very good Column Still Rum Under 100€
“Exceptional balance, rich flavor, great value among Caroni rums. Stellar pick!”

The S.B.S Trinidad HTR, distilled at Caroni and bottled by 1423 World Class Spirits, is a standout from 1997. Aged 18 years, this rum delivers a robust 64.4% ABV. Frequent descriptors include tar, rubber, leather, woody, and dried fruit. The flavors are intense, showcasing rubber, roasted notes, leather, vanilla, and a hint of bicycle tube. This rum's creamy, balanced mouthfeel and long finish impress many aficionados. It's often cited for its excellent price-to-quality ratio and intriguing complexity, making it a great entry point into Caroni rums. Ideal for both seasoned collectors and those new to heavy Caroni, its dry, robust characteristics and versatility ensure it's a worthy addition to any rum collection.

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How does this rum taste?

The S.B.S Trinidad HTR (Cask 53) combines rich Caroni character with a powerful yet balanced profile. It's creamy, smoky, with hints of fruit, vanilla, and caramel. Highly recommended for Caroni enthusiasts seeking complexity and great value.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Tar Rubber Leather Dried fruit Woody Solvents

Taste

Rubber Roasted Leather Vanilla BicycleTube Dried fruit

Finish

Bitter Dried fruit Woody Spicy Rubber Leather

Community reviews

8.6/1031 ratings
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9.1/10

“The famous tasting of the S.B.S. single cask set. Cask # 53. A slightly recessed nose, the most neutral of the series. Marzipan, fruit and machine shop. The palate is full and strong, with a sensation of warmth. The finish is splendid, with little fruit but a strong Caroni character. On first tasting I found it too extreme, but in the end I like it best, the strongest personality of the four. When you think that it's the same year, maybe even the same month of distillation, that the casks have been kept in the same place. The difference between the barrels is remarkable! Super interesting!”

Aroma

Tar Rubber Dried fruit Tropical fruit

Taste

Bitter Alcoholic Woody
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9.2/10

“With all five participants in the tasting evening on my Caroni terrace 😉 the clear winner, which really nobody had expected. We had placed it at the end of the SWR 1997 tasting program almost out of embarrassment and even somewhat bashfully. Embarrassed, because this rum has not particularly distinguished itself so far, certainly not in the Caronis league, but also not in general, how could it compete with the SWR heavyweights tasted before? With its three brothers from the neighboring barrels, it is merely a rock-solid entry into the Caroni world at an unbeatable price at the time. We had actually only chosen this rum as a kind of comparison rum to the Royal Navy from Velier, which we had drunk directly before, in order to find out how strong the Caroni notes in the Navy are. And then the bombshell! This rum easily outshone all the other rums of the evening. This creaminess, this balance, this smoothness despite its strength, simply wonderful! Can an evening of tasting together be more amazing and exciting? This inconspicuous Caroni is an excellent example of the exceptional status of almost all rums from this defunct distillery. If you want to enjoy Caroni at a very high level, but still at a comparatively moderate price, I can only advise you to buy at least a 4-bottle box of 1423 (S.B.S). Tip: Due to the bottle size (20 cl), the individual bottles are also very suitable for enjoyment when traveling.”

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8.7/10

“La comparaison se fait entre les 4 Caronis Single Cask 1997 de chez SBS. Un Caroni plutôt complet et plaisant, le nez dévoile un panel intense sur le côté sale, médicinal et fumé, avec du cuir, des noix et des épices (vanille, poivre) qui appuient derrière. Le caramel, le toffee, le sucre brûlé et les fruits (secs et tropicaux) apportent leur lot de douceur. L’ensemble est très alléchant aux narines. L’attaque en bouche est d’abord un peu rustre, tournée vers l’alcool et des notes lourdes. L’hydrocarbure et la fumée prennent le pas avant que le milieu de bouche se porte sur un boisé épicé qui est bordé par le chocolat au lait. On distingue également le caramel avec une pointe de sel, des fruits secs et des épices douces (vanille). L’ensemble devient plus gouleyant, le degré d’alcool étant élevé. La finale est davantage tournée vers les arômes épicés, poivrés, pimentés et réglissés. Les notes empyreumatiques restent en place, suivies par le boisé, les noix, le cuir, le caramel et le chocolat au lait. Ce n’est pas le plus complexe des Caronis, mais il est sans doute un des plus engageants parmi ce Millésime méconnu et souvent mis de côté.”

Aroma

Intense Dirty Tar Rubber Medicinal

Taste

Tar Rubber Alcoholic Smoky Roasted

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Brand
S.B.S
RumX ID
RX1945
ABV
64,4%
Category
Column Still Rum
Vintage
1997
Cask number
#53
Mark
HTR
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Column Still
Age
18 years
Bottle volume
20cl
Price range
Under 100€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

82 €
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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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