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Velier Caroni 1st Employees John „D“ Eversley HTR 1996 22yr 66,5%

RX203 Excellent 1,068 bottles Above 250€
“A sensational, robust Caroni with intense complexity and satisfying finish.”

The 1st Employees John "D" Eversley HTR is a limited edition Caroni rum from Trinidad, distilled in 1996 and aged for 22 years. Bottled at a hefty 66.5% ABV by Velier, it has a rich and intense profile with distinct Caroni characteristics. Tasting notes from the RumX community highlight the prominent aromas of tar, raisin, bicycle tube, creamy pineapple and flavors of licorice, tobacco, and rubber. Described as heavy, intense, and complex, this rum has garnered a significant following among rum enthusiasts, making it a popular choice for those seeking a bold and authentic Caroni experience.

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How does this rum taste?

A bold, medicinal Caroni with a punch. Its balanced profile presents tropical fruits, caramel, and herbal notes, enhanced by a tropical aging. Some find it too biting or dry at first, but it's a standout for Caroni lovers.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Cocoa Sandalwood Tobacco Tar BicycleTube Caramel

Taste

Woody Strong Intense Licorice Tobacco Complex

Finish

Rubber Licorice Woody Dry Barrel Milk chocolate

Community reviews

9.3/1035 ratings
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9.3/10

“Epic Velier Caroni Tasting 2023: Exquisite and stylish HTR representative from 1996. Rich sweetness with powerful gum and tar notes. Balanced, quaffable, yet with rough edges. My personal favorite in the Employees series.”

Aroma

Caramel Vanilla BicycleTube Papaya Biscuits

Taste

Rubber Toffee Tar Licorice Mocha
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9.2/10

“An extraordinary Caroni! For me, a real highlight from the Employee series. However, it has a tad too much bite for a top rating.”

Aroma

Vanilla Dirty Tar BicycleTube Creamy

Taste

Heavy Spice Intense Bitter Black tea
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9.2/10

“Had a very nice Caroni tasting yesterday and what a tasting :-) This one had all the typical Caroni flavours in it while also being heavy, intense and complex. When it was released the bottle wasn't too expensive but the prices have already skyrocketed.”

Aroma

Raisin Vanilla Earthy Rubber Tar

Taste

Heavy Intense Tobacco Oily Raisin

What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX203
ABV
66,5%
Vintage
1996
Mark
HTR
Made from
Molasses
Age
22 years
No. of bottles
1068
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

2,180 €
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Community purchase statistics

The RumX community has already added 88 bottles to their collections:

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3

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About the Caroni distillery

The Caroni distillery is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been reviewed 6,359 times with an average of 8.8/10.


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