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Caroni High Proof Trinidad Rum (EU) HTR (RX5769)

The High Proof Trinidad Rum (EU) HTR is a distinctive Caroni rum from Trinidad, distilled in 2000 and aged for 17 years. It was produced by the Caroni distillery and bottled by the independent bottler Velier, with a limited release of 1704 bottles at 55% ABV. The rum has a unique profile with the nose offering notes of rubber, tar, cinnamon, and leather, exuding complexity. The taste is characterized by leather, rubber, tar, woodiness, and cigar-like flavors. Our community members have high regard for this rum, praising its well-balanced nose, the rich and "dirty" Caroni characteristics, and the intriguing mix of flavors. Enjoy this exceptional Caroni rum for an intense and captivating experience.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of High Proof Trinidad Rum (EU) HTR is based on 59 user reviews. We have compiled and summarized the community's tasting notes for you, to give you an impression of the aroma and taste of the rum:

The "High Proof Trinidad Rum (EU) HTR" is a robust Caroni notable for its dirty, oily balance of classic workshop and fruity notes, paired with subtle festive hints of orange, cloves, and cinnamon. Its 55% ABV delivers an integrated kick, although some users wished for a touch more intensity. Despite its disputed character, it generally tickles the palate with a satisfying supply of tar and rubber, encased in an addictive smokey hint. There's a general consensus about its 'Velier' hallmark quality, marking it as a top shelf staple for Caroni admirers.

Nosing impressions

Rubber Tar Leather Orange Cinnamon OrangePeal Complex Woody Clove Fruits

Taste impressions

Tar Leather Rubber Woody Complex Orange Cigar Oily Earthy Dirty

Finish

Charred Chocolate Rubber Barrel Tar Salty Smoky Woody Dried apricot Dried fruit

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How does the community rate this rum?

8.9 /1059 ratings

Community Rating

Already 59 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 8.9 out of 10. A total of 8 users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).

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8.7/10

„Great drinkable Caroni.Rather dirty, little tar, little wood maturity, it could be a bit more powerful. En par with one or the other good 1997 bottling.“


Aroma

Caramelized Roasted Dried apricot BicycleTube Rubber

Taste

Roasted Smoky BicycleTube Rubber Strong
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9.0/10

„I had heard differing opinions about this caroni but I found it sublime!I really like the dirty side it has throughout its tasting!“


Aroma

Tar Solvents OrangePeal Barrel Custard

Taste

Tar Leather Cigar OrangePeal Pineapple
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8.8/10

„Epic Velier Caroni Tasting 2023: Schöner, kompletter HTR-Caroni-Vertreter ohne absolute Glanzlichter.“


Aroma

Oak Tar Rubber Fruits Vanilla

Taste

Oak Vanilla Green pepper Chocolate Roasted
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8.7/10

„Nose is really well balanced. Mouth is a bit dirtier. Good Caroni overall but not among the bests.“


Aroma

Coconut Rubber Molasses Vanilla Menthol

Taste

Tar Rubber Menthol Vegetal Banana
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8.9/10

„neben den typischen Caroni-Noten auch vieles was man auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt aufschnappen kann: Orange, Gewürznelken, Zimt, dazu eine gewisse Menthol-Frische. Ein wenig mehr ABV hätten vielleicht noch etwas mehr Power entfaltet.“


Aroma

Spicy Rubber Barrel Cinnamon Clove

Taste

Tar Charred Dirty BicycleTube Leather
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9.0/10

„Starker Caroni in gewohnt hoher Velier-Qualität. Musste sich neben dem Last nicht verstecken, wenngleich er auch nicht die selbe „Caroni-Essenz“ liefert“

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8.7/10

„This is a nice car one with all the lovely Caroni notes and then some. Lightly fruity and complex with an oily palate. The roasted wood and ABV are nicely integrated once rested. Draws nice curtains in the glass. The empty glass is really nice and there's a light smoky note.“


Aroma

Woody Cinnamon Tar Rubber Orange

Taste

Woody Roasted Orange Oily Rubber
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8.5/10

„In der Nase fast ein typischer Caroni und verheißungsvoll… am Gaumen verliert er aber dann deutlich… keine Caroni-Note sticht wirklich deutlich heraus… alles wird ein wenig bedient, aber nicht überzeugend! Auch der Abgang ist relativ kurz!“


Aroma

Tar Rubber Leather Syrupy Dried dates

Taste

Creamy Tar Herbal Leather Roasted
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8.8/10

„Great, spicy, intense nose. The alcohol is very well integrated on the palate. Really good overall package!“

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9.0/10

„Au nez on reconnais rapidement que c'est Velier, dominé par le caoutchouc, les solvants en fond et des fruits. En bouche aussi ! les marqueurs Caroni sont bien présents. Un fumée/viande persistant qui se laisse remplacé par les typiques goudron et caoutchouc. Et le caoutchouc encore très présent le lendemain au réveil !“


Aroma

Tar Rubber Solvents Fruits CookieDough

Taste

Rubber Leather Woody Complex Orange
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9.0/10

„Sehr schöner Caroni-Vertreter mit allen typischen Werkstatt-Aromen.“


Aroma

Woody Tar Rubber Dried fruit Leather

Taste

Meaty Rubber Cigar Tar Leather
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9.0/10

„Gestern auf der genialen Spree-Schiff-Rum-Tour vor dem GRF neben vielen anderen probiert. Tolle dreckig-süße Nase und auch am Gaumen ein ausgeglichener, vollaromatischer Caroni, bei dem ich nichts vermisse. Konnte selbst neben dem Last mir weniger Minze und etwas mehr verbranntem Plastik gut bestehen.“

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8.5/10

„well…no!“


Aroma

Charred Smoky Eucalyptus Tannins Oak

Taste

Barrel Menthol Hot Bite
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9.0/10

„Sehr schöner Tropfen. Riecht und schmeckt traumhaft“


Aroma

Woody Fruits Orange Cinnamon Spicy

Taste

Orange Oily Leather Woody Complex

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What are the key data of the rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
ID
RX5769
ABV
55%
Vintage
2000
Mark
HTR
Made from
Molasses
Age
17 years
No. of bottles
582
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Category
Rum

Is this rum rather collected or consumed?

The RumX community has already added 108 bottles to their collections:

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2

opened

2

emptied

3.7%

Open rate

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About the Caroni distillery

The distillery Caroni is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been reviewed 5,285 times with an average of 8.8/10.


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