Caroni 100% Trinidad Rum 21 (RX39)
Introducing the "100% Trinidad Rum 21" from the Caroni distillery, a true gem produced in Trinidad and independently bottled by Velier. This exquisite rum was distilled in 1996 using Molasses in a Column Still and aged for 21 years, resulting in a limited release of only 11722 bottles with an ABV of 57.18%. Tasting notes include rubber, tar, vanilla, and spice, with the distinct smell of woody leather. Highly praised by the RumX community, this Caroni vintage impresses its drinkers with its balance, complexity, and powerful flavor profile. A must-try for rum connoisseurs who appreciate an exceptional, well-crafted spirit.
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Balance and complexity
Powerful flavor profile
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About the Caroni distillery
The distillery Caroni is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been reviewed 3,892 times with an average of 88/100.
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Already 136 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 9.0 out of 10. A total of 46 users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).Write a review
9 December 2022
Top Caroni and an excellent representative of the great 96 vintage. Balanced, complex, Caroni-typical notes, dark fruits and nice sweetness. An ideal entry rum into the high-quality world of tropically aged Caronis with (now no longer quite so easily affordable, but still) relatively good price-performance ratio.
26 February 2023
The price-performance ratio killer! For me, one of the best tropical Caronis in terms of price-performance ratio. It has everything an outstanding Caroni needs.
14 April 2022
It does not always have to be the full Caroni dirt sling. Perfectly balanced and harmonious Caroni. I like!
30 January 2023
A Caroni of 1996 which does not deny its vintage, tar and tropical fruits in equality. A smell of marzipan that gives its pastry side to this rum. It can still be found in a few stores but at exaggerated prices, as if it was going to go up soon, which is possible given the quality of the drink.More mellow than the Navy Rum 100th and the Kill Devil 1998 65,5%, but even more complex and deep in aromas.Delicious! Tasted again and the fruits and the sweetness take the lead over the tar. A delight! A clearly undervalued rum.
22 October 2022
Very nice combination of Caroni notes, fruits, smoke and brunt notes as well as a mint and a certain sweetness. Very well made aged Caroni blend - very accessible and enjoyable.
8 December 2021
Perfectly balanced Caroni magic.Round, warm, full-bodied.An animal note compensates for the restrained dirty workshop.A great Caroni, very drinkable.
24 July 2022
Un rhum authentique, unique et tout simplement sublime. Le nez, tantôt typique de Caroni avec des arômes d’hydrocarbures, de goudron et de caoutchouc, tantôt concentré sur les épices, le cuir et le bois, tantôt doux sur la vanille et le caramel, tantôt intense sur les fruits tropicaux et les fruits rouges, a beaucoup à offrir. On retrouve ce côté huileux et sale en bouche et qui fait la réputation de Caroni, notamment avec les hydrocarbures, mais aussi des saveurs de réglisse, de chêne, de goudron et de colle, des notes fumées et terreuses et de fruits rouges ainsi que de fruits secs. La finale, très longue, est légèrement rôtie et amère avec des arômes d’épices, du menthol, du tabac, du bois et du cuir. Un rhum gourmand, intense, aromatique et qui fait partie de l’histoire du rhum.
18 February 2023
Despite being part of the "Classic" range of Caroni from Velier, we have here an impressive 1996 vintage which is just as good as other releases.
27 September 2022
Mon premier Caroni! On m’a dit que c’était pas le plus réussi mais je me suis éclaté même si j’ai pas décelé les fameux hydrocarbures goudronnés qui sont souvent mentionnés. Par contre des épices, du cuir comme sur des vieux Bordeaux, et du bois. Prochaine fois je goute ça avec des experts Caro!
28 June 2022
A good Caroni. I still prefer the 17 year old!
18 January 2023
Nose Some describe the smell as bicycle tube or gasoline. It slightly reminds us of the rubbery smell that greets you as you descend into the metro of a big city like London or Moscow. While this repels some, we find the smell very interesting and nostalgic and exactly what we search in our Caroni. Only to a certain extent of course, which ends when we talk about vintages like 1998 or 2000. Here, it perfectly enhances the overall structure, where we additionally find a fatty note of mangos fried in butter, spiced with some drops of eucalypt oil. On top of it, earthy tones of caramelized pumpkins and dried beetroots set the tone. And every tone bloody fits down to the point. With water: becoming creamier and almost flowery and perfumy now, with camomille, elders and sandalwood essence. Palate 1996 just rules! The fantastic roundness and profound sweetness, combined with the slight Caroni dirtiness are an amazing treat. We also find plenty of bittersweet flavours of chocolate, carob and cappuccino. Imagine a piece of dark chocolate that laid on a gasoline tank for a day (but not inside). Not to forget about the dried oranges and black cherries inside that chocolate brick. Contrary to the name, the body doesn't really feel heavy, more medium-bodied with a silky texture. Finish There are only few spirits that can show off with the length of their finish like tropically matured Caronis. You can taste dried oranges and black cherries for hours.
11 March 2022
Sehr toller Caroni….hat ein schön entspanntes Profil…sehr angenehm zu trinken mit den gewohnten Caroni Noten.
19 December 2022
The caroni of the classic series with the most complexity.
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9 October 2020
Yummy, this is a really smooth rum from Caroni which is very well balanced. A must try if you get the chance.
15 August 2021
Very complex powerful rum! Caroni is still a love or hate situation. You‘ll love it, if you like rums with a great powerful body, full of lovely tastes and a overwhelming taste of tar.
3 March 2023
Brilliant Caroni, all the classic markers are present but I would have liked it to be a little more dirty. But definitely the best of the 5 Caroni that I sampled yesterday.
8 August 2021
Ein eleganter Caroni…mit wenig Ecken und Kanten! Die Nase ist am intensivsten… mir etwas zu zahm
14 June 2022
I'm probably going to get scolded for not buying into the current hype, but I'll assume the following 😉. It's good but doesn't transcend me (like the other caroni velier I tasted by the way but I found this one much better). I can feel the potential of a great pleasure rum with a fruity and dark background, but I don't like tar and rubber. If we add the bitterness of a very marked woody taste considering the years... Well, I find it good, but not much more. It lacks fun and nice flavors for me. So I classify it in: more interesting than good.
26 August 2022
22 October 2022
Lecker, ausgewogen und sehr zugänglich. Tolle Kombination aus dreckig, frucht und Süße.
5 August 2021
Gros kiff sur cette quille, pur régal, belle longueur
19 January 2022
The profile is one of the more balanced Caroni’s I have tried. It is not a surprise but the overwhelming notes on the palate are tar and rubber oil notes, with a more refined petrol note than some Caroni’s. On the nose there is more fruit and sugar which doesn’t quite materialise on the mouth. Real oily mouth feel and a somewhat medicinal hint. It’s an old school blend and there are no longer many rums of this style in circulation but for me it doesn’t quite reach the upper echelons of rums where many seem to place this rum and Caroni in general
7 May 2022
Simply a great rum!
15 September 2021
Klassisch ölige Caroni-Gummi & Teer-Bombe, tropische Früchte und eine leichte Karamell-Süße im Hintergrund, runde (dreckige) Sache!
6 March 2021
Haven’t tasted that many Caronis before, but I really like the burnt rubber, so definitely will try to get hold of more before they are all gone.