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Velier Caroni 1st Employees Dennis „X“ Gopaul HTR 1998 20yr 69,5%

RX383 Excellent 1,092 bottles Above 250€
“Rich caramel, cocoa, balanced, powerful Caroni with a lasting finish.”

The "1st Employees Dennis „X“ Gopaul HTR" is a limited-edition rum produced in Trinidad at the Caroni distillery and bottled by Velier. This 20-year-old rum, distilled from molasses in 1998, has an impressive cask strength ABV of 69.5% and boasts of only 1092 bottles available. RumX users praise the rum for its delightful aromas of caramel, rubber, oak, flowery, and papaya, while the flavors deliver a perfect combination of fruity, sweet, bitter, woody, and vanilla notes. Many users specifically appreciate its bold character, powerful and strong yet well-rounded and balanced. This Caroni rum is a true gem for connoisseurs, offering an unforgettable, exceptional tasting experience that highlights its tropical aging and 1998 vintage.

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How does this rum taste?

A robust Caroni with a rich caramel and cocoa nose, this rum's bold 69.5% ABV packs a punch, featuring classic notes of burnt rubber and dark chocolate. A collectible delight with a lingering, satisfying finish.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Caramel Rubber Cocoa Oak Menthol Vanilla

Taste

Woody Rubber Sweet Complex Vanilla Fruity

Finish

Dry Bitter Vanilla Toasted Woody Varnish

Community reviews

9.0/1031 ratings
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8.4/10

“Really great nose with lots of caramel and cocoa.The alcohol is too present on the palate (just under 70%) and prevents a top rating.”

Aroma

Woody Oak Spice Sweet Rubber

Taste

Fruity Sweet Woody Bitter Earthy
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8.6/10

“Aromatically a blast, but the alcohol also remains present. At just under 70%, this is not a real point of criticism, the rum still remains excellent and fun. Definitely counts as one of the outstanding tropical representatives of the 1998 vintage.”

Aroma

Caramel Oak Vanilla Yellow fruits Allspice

Taste

Vanilla Tar Green pepper Toasted Oak
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9.0/10

“Caroni essence as it is in the book. Wild bitter vanilla concentrate, car paint, burnt rubber, dark chocolate, fresh mentholated allspice and a hint of salt caramel! Fat!”

Aroma

Caramel Rubber Cocoa Oak Alcoholic

Taste

Rubber Vanilla Bitter Brown sugar Varnish

What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX383
ABV
69,5%
Vintage
1998
Mark
HTR
Made from
Molasses
Age
20 years
No. of bottles
1092
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

2,086 €
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Community purchase statistics

The RumX community has already added 66 bottles to their collections:

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About the Caroni distillery

The Caroni distillery is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been reviewed 6,038 times with an average of 8.8/10.


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