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Bristol Caroni HTR 1997 18yr 61,5%

“Bold, dirty Caroni with perfect balance of tar, fruit, and chocolate.”

The HTR Caroni, distilled in Trinidad at the Caroni distillery in 1997, is an 18-year-old rum with an ABV of 61.5%, selected and bottled by Bristol Classic Rum. This sought-after Caroni offers a unique aroma comprised of tar, rubber, leather, dried fruit, and orange, while its flavors boast a delightful blend of woody, tar, rubber, dirty, and dried fruit notes. Many RumX users describe it as an intense, well-balanced, and enjoyable experience that provides a gateway into the world of Caroni. With a mixture of classic Caroni characteristics and pleasant elements such as dark chocolate and fruit, this rum promises a memorable and delectable experience for those fortunate enough to taste it.

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How does this rum taste?

A robust Caroni with an impressively strong yet smooth character, offering a harmonious blend of traditional rubber, tar, and subtle chocolate notes. Aged to perfection, its 61.5% ABV promises a kick without overpowering the refined balance of flavors. Highly sought-after collectible.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Rubber Tar Leather Dried fruit Varnish Orange

Taste

Tar Rubber Woody Dried fruit Smoky Dirty

Finish

Smoky Woody Roasted Dirty Rubber Bacon

Community reviews

8.6/1030 ratings
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9.1/10

“End of a bottle, an excellent thing to appreciate a Caroni. The glass perfumes the room even before you put your nose to it. The nose is strong and sweet at the same time, with bitter orange, dark chocolate and a hint of red wine, and of course the distillery's typical perfumes. A lively attack, but soon afterwards fruit and machine shop aromas come to the fore. A long, savory finish with bitter orange and chocolate. A hard, closed rum when the bottle is opened, but tasty with oxidation, and even better with plenty of oxidation and a magnificent finish.”

Aroma

Chocolate Rubber Leather Orange Tar

Taste

Woody Tar Caramelized Orange Rubber
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8.6/10

“A slightly older tasting. A very nice Caroni where you have the traditional rubber and tar notes as well as some fruit and chocolate. Really nice balance between the flavours and also pretty good ABV integration. Pretty good price at release and the empty glass was really nice.”

Aroma

Woody Tar Rubber Orange Raisin

Taste

Balanced Woody Tar Rubber Raisin
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9.1/10

“A really great Caroni! Classic Caroni notes with a light red wine character. Of the weaknesses of the 1997 batch is here absolutely nothing to notice.A serious alternative to the black bottles. Meanwhile, however, already difficult to get. This rum is my recommendation next to the 17 and 21 Extra Strong to dive into the Caroni world.”

Aroma

Dried fruit Raisin Caramelized Orange Tar

Taste

Dried fruit Raisin Orange Caramelized Rubber

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
RumX ID
RX358
ABV
61,5%
Vintage
1997
Mark
HTR
Made from
Molasses
Age
18 years
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

321 €
Ø Market value

Community purchase statistics

The RumX community has already added 60 bottles to their collections:

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4

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6

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17%

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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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