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Sansibar Caroni Selection Sansibar HTR 1997 18yr 53,3%

RX2253 Very good Single Cask 266 bottles Under 250€

Introducing the exquisite Selection Sansibar HTR, a rare gem from the Caroni distillery in Trinidad. This limited release rum, distilled in 1997 and aged for 18 years, boasts only 266 bottles, making it an exclusive and sought-after addition to your collection. The unique blend of Molasses and a rich ABV of 53.3% creates an intriguing profile, drawing in connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike. With an enticing bouquet of vanilla, rubber, varnish, tar, and smoky notes, this rum captivates the senses from the very first inhalation. On the palate, its complex flavors intermingle masterfully, featuring distinctive Caroni characteristics such as rubber, tar, wood, and spice, accompanied by a subtle alcoholic undertone. A true masterpiece among rums, the Selection Sansibar HTR leaves a lasting impression with its full-bodied presence and satisfying mouthfeel that leaves a luxurious, velvety finish. Its lingering smoky aftertaste, complemented with a touch of cola, only adds to the enthralling experience. Discover the captivating taste of this extraordinary Caroni rum, a must-try for aficionados seeking a delightful combination of bold flavors, irresistible aromas, and rare exclusivity. Delight your senses with the remarkable Selection Sansibar HTR today!

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How does this rum taste?

The Selection Sansibar HTR is a striking entry into Caroni rums, notable for its intoxicatingly smoky, tar and rubber notes with hints of fruits, caramel, and malty sweetness. This Trinidadian gem only blossoms further with time, offering an unruly yet gourmand complexity.

Most frequently mentioned flavors


Rubber Varnish Tar Smoky Vanilla Charred


Rubber Tar Woody Spice Alcoholic Bitter


Smoky Woody Charred Honey Spice Ginger

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“Tolle Nase mit den typischen Caroni-Aromen. Im Gaumen fehlt Dreckigkeit und Teer. Eher auf der fruchtig-süßen Seite. Mittellanger Abgang, der die schönen Aromen nochmal hervorzeigt. Gutes PLV”

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“The poured glass from my freshly opened bottle smelled as if I just stepped into a workshop where someone fooled around with rubber, plastic, oil and dirt. Delicious! The rum settled down a little after 30 minutes in the glass to reveal the classic Caroni taste profile. I loved the woody licorice finish.”


Tar Rubber Platsic Varnish Charred


Rubber Tar Alcoholic Dirty Woody
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“Le nez attaque sur une belle corbeille de fruits gourmands et le caramel au beurre. Après un certain temps cette gourmandise laisse place au vrai visage de Caroni avec le caoutchouc et le cirage. En bouche pas de doute on est bien à Trinidad avec ce côté sale et gourmand à la fois,les fruits se font beaucoup plus discrets qu'au nez. Un délicieux caroni”


Banana Mango Tropical fruit Demerara sugar Almond


Butterscotch Vanilla Honey Spice Rubber

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What is the price trend for this rum?

191 €
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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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