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Velier Caroni Blended Trinidad Rum 1988 15yr 43%

RX2168 Very good Column Still Rum 5,169 bottles Above 250€

Discover the enchanting Blended Trinidad Rum, a 1988 vintage gem from the renowned Caroni distillery, handpicked and bottled by the independent bottler Velier. This limited edition rum, with only 5169 bottles ever produced, offers an exclusive tasting experience that delights rum enthusiasts and collectors. Aged for 15 years and boasting a 43% ABV, this refined rum reveals complex flavors for a one-of-a-kind tasting profile. On the nose, savor the captivating notes of caramel, floral sweetness, and a hint of kandyzowany imbir (candied ginger). This blended Trinidad rum exhibits an exquisite palate that marries the allure of Spanish-style rum with elements of a luxurious oak whiskey. Dive into the delicate yet rich taste with undertones of sweet wood, siano (hay), and a touch of brandy reminiscent of the 1980s. Expertly crafted from molasses using a column still, the Blended Trinidad Rum leaves a lasting impression on the taste buds. Don't miss the chance to indulge in this rare, vintage Caroni creation that boasts unparalleled sophistication and a harmonious fusion of flavors. Keywords: Blended Trinidad Rum, Caroni distillery, Velier, 1988 vintage, limited edition, aged 15 years, 43% ABV, caramel, floral sweetness, kandyzowany imbir, Spanish-style, oak whiskey, molasses, column still.

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How does this rum taste?

The Blended Trinidad Rum by Velier is an understated choice among Caroni connoisseurs. Notably reminiscent of a lighter Caroni or a Spanish rum. Its profile is characterized by subtle sweet notes, soft woodiness, and a light fruity-handling with a hint of nougat aftertaste.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Vanilla Tar Coconut Oak Allspice Toasted

Taste

Tar Roasted Oak Dark chocolate Vanilla Allspice

Finish

Leather Dried fruit Praline Oak Barrel Butterscotch

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7.9/10

“#4219 19.08.2023 we had our yearly meeting among old friends. When we do this once a year its without partners, cellphones and other gadgets. Just some nice rums, a piece of paper and a pen and most fun of all, a blind tasting. The theme of 2023 was Caroni and we had a great time and spend no less then 10 hours talking and tasting. This one was not my favourite it was not that well balanced. Lightly fruity with a leather note. Draws really nice curtains in the glass and the empty glass has some nougat and very light chocolate.”

Aroma

Woody Roasted Tar Vanilla Coconut

Taste

Woody Roasted Tar Caramel Dried fruit
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8.1/10

“Epic Velier Caroni Tasting: Sehr verdünnt, wenige Caroni-Noten, süffig, wenig Komplexität, schmeckt fast wie ein Spanier.”

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8.0/10

“Erinnert an einen „Light Caroni“. Lecker und extrem süffig. Original-Abfllung für den Markt in Trinidad. Flüssige Geschichte.”

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX2168
ABV
43%
Category
Column Still Rum
Vintage
1988
Mark
Blended Trinidad Rum
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Column Still
Age
15 years
No. of bottles
5169
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

1,796 €
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About the Caroni distillery

The Caroni distillery is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been reviewed 6,512 times with an average of 8.8/10.


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