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Velier Caroni 33th Release High Proof Heavy Trinidad Rum HTR 1998 16yr 55%

RX558 Very good Column Still Rum 1,025 bottles Above 250€
“A balanced, fruity Caroni with delightful complexity and smooth finish.”

The "33th Release High Proof Heavy Trinidad Rum HTR" is a limited edition, 16-year-old rum hailing from the Caroni distillery in Trinidad. Produced in 1998 from Molasses using a Column Still and bottled by Velier, this unique rum boasts an ABV of 55% and an HTR mark. With only 1,025 bottles in existence, it's a rare find that rum enthusiasts value highly. Aromatic with notes of tar, vanilla, rubber, caramel, and chocolate, its delicious flavor brings forth similar notes of tar, rubber, spice and caramel. Users praise this 1998 Caroni rum for its balance, complexity, and drinkability. Whether you're a Caroni enthusiast or a rum aficionado looking for a new experience, this enticing rum is sure to impress.

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How does this rum taste?

The 33th Release High Proof Heavy Trinidad Rum HTR impresses with its balance of tropical fruits and classic Caroni rubber notes. A touch of sweetness and caramel accompanies a smoky, lingering finish, culminating in a Caroni that's both complex and surprisingly sippable.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Vanilla Tar Rubber Caramel Chocolate Dirty

Taste

Tar Rubber Spice Caramel Espresso Raisin

Finish

Spicy Woody Tar Roasted Smoky Burnt sugar

Community reviews

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8.4/10

“Epic Velier Caroni Tasting 2023: Runder 98er Caroni mit angenehmer Süsse und dank der etwas geringeren Alkoholstärke fast schon ein easy sipping Rum - soweit man davon bei Caroni sprechen kann. Im Direktvergleich mit den übrigen Velier Caroni-Releases im unteren Mittelfeld unterwegs, was aber ohne Mühen immer noch zu einer sehr guten Einstufung genügt - und einmal mehr die beinahe einzigartige Qualität dieser Rums hervorhebt.”

Aroma

Caramel Allspice Chocolate Licorice Raisin

Taste

Licorice Rubber Chocolate Vanilla Espresso
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9.2/10

“Excellent, very drinkable Caroni. A little more focus on dried fruit, which I personally like very much. Enough burning tires. Anyone else have a bottle?”

Aroma

Burnt Rubber Tar Burnt sugar Dried fruit

Taste

Burnt Rubber Tar OrangePeal Cedar
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8.9/10

“Classic profile from 98 vintage with surprising salty notes in mouth. A really good surprise !”

Aroma

Tar Woody Chocolate Tobacco Red fruits

Taste

Tar Red fruits Banana Chocolate Minty

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX558
ABV
55%
Category
Column Still Rum
Vintage
1998
Mark
HTR
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Column Still
Age
16 years
No. of bottles
1025
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

1,142 €
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Community purchase statistics

The RumX community has already added 108 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 6,323 times with an average of 8.8/10.


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