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Velier Caroni 2nd Employees David „Sarge“ Charran 1996 23yr 66,5%

RX237 Excellent Pot & Column Still Rum 938 bottles Above 250€
“Sublime, complex rum with rich tar, fruit, and chocolate notes.”

Introducing the "2nd Employees David „Sarge“ Charran" rum, a rare and exquisite spirit distilled in 1996 at the renowned Caroni distillery in Trinidad. Carefully selected and bottled by independent bottler Velier, this rum boasts a 23-year maturation period, resulting in a complex and intense flavor profile. Produced from Molasses using Pot and Column Still, this cask strength rum has an ABV of 66.5% and is limited to only 938 bottles. Rum enthusiasts describe the aroma as a captivating combination of raisin, tar, phenol, intensity, and toffee. On the palate, expect a delightful blend of minty, delicious, heavy, toffee, and dark chocolate flavors. Users appreciate the complexity and balance of this exceptional Caroni rum, with some highlighting its fruitiness, sweetness, and subtle caramel hints. This luxurious spirit is an absolute delight for rum aficionados and definitely a must-try experience.

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How does this rum taste?

A robust Caroni with a distinct heavy sweetness and rich tar notes, complemented by fruit, chocolate, and menthol. Aged 23 years, its complex, deep flavors offer a satisfyingly long finish. A high-proof, potent treasure, truly one of Velier's finest.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Raisin Tar Woody Minty Intense Toffee

Taste

Minty Tar Rubber Toffee Dark chocolate Heavy

Finish

Woody Rubber Spicy Menthol Minty Dry

Community reviews

9.2/1032 ratings
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9.5/10

“Epic Velier Caroni Tasting 2023: Formidable 96 Caroni with the typical heavy sweetness, rich dirty tar notes, wood, menthol and a good hint of chocolate. What fascinates me most is how clearly the differences between Trinidad and Guyana Stock come into play here, despite all the comparability - the Trinidad barrels bring in a pointed astringent character that can quickly seem overwhelming at first, but de facto allows a completely different facet of the 96 Caronis to emerge and opens up a fireworks display of aromatics. Impressive - a delight.”

Aroma

Toffee Minty Tar Phenol Raisin

Taste

Tar Clove Black pepper Mocha Oak
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9.5/10

“Wonderfully complex Caroni!”

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9.4/10

“Very lovely Caroni 🤤 If you like your tongue being run over by a road roller full of dirty tar and a hint burnt rubber, you will love this monster.”

Aroma

Intense Tar Phenol Raisin Heavy

Taste

Tar Rubber Phenol Delicious Heavy

What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX237
ABV
66,5%
Category
Pot & Column Still Rum
Vintage
1996
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Pot and Column Still
Age
23 years
No. of bottles
938
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

1,974 €
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About the Caroni distillery

The Caroni distillery is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been reviewed 6,532 times with an average of 8.8/10.


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