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Caroni 1997

Berry Bros & Rudd • Caroni

91 /1006 ratings

Facts about the rum

Caroni 1997
Cask number
Made from
Column Still
21 years
No. of bottles
Bottle volume
Price range
Above 250€

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The Caroni 1997 was produced in Trinidad at the Caroni distillery. It was selected and bottled by the independent bottler Berry Bros & Rudd. It was distilled in 1997 from Molasses with a Column Still and then aged for 21 years. The rum has an ABV of 60,4%. This is a limited release and there are only 231 bottles.

6 community members rated this rum with an average of 91/100. The rum smells like Tar, Rubber and Unknown, and on the palate there is Molasses, Orange and Dark chocolate.

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91 /1006 ratings

What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Caroni 1997 is based on 6 user reviews. The RumX community has discovered the following associations:

Nosing associations

Tar Rubber Unknown Passion fruit Banana Dark chocolate Molasses

Taste associations

Molasses Orange Dark chocolate Warm Balanced Intense Complex

Finish associations

Caramel Woody Tar Rubber

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Community comments

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This bottle is pretty expensive now, but being able to sample it while on a relaxing trip to The Netherlands won't blast too big a hole in my wallet. This one has to rest for a good while or it will bite you and burn your eyes. Also try with water to release even more flavours. The nose is alcoholic before resting but the the Caroni comes to life with rubber, tar and petrol trailed by fruit, chocolate and a hint of wood and molasses. The palate is intense, complex and well balanced, warm and lightly woody with molasses, fruit, chocolate and tobacco as well as a hint of spices. The finish is forever with wood, rubber and tar as well as a jmhint of caramel.

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About the distillery

The distillery Caroni is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been rated 2,943 times with an average of 88/100.

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