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Whisky & Rhum Caroni L‘Esprit 1996 19yr 64,3%

RX6132 Very good Single Cask 214 bottles Above 250€

Indulge in the refined elegance of the "L’Esprit" rum, a unique 19-year-old treasure distilled at the renowned Caroni distillery in Trinidad. Crafted with finesse, this extraordinary rum exudes bold woody notes, complemented by robust rubber and ethereal waxy undertones justifying its heritage. Savor the symphony of captivating honeycomb and tantalizing bitter caramel flavors, an exemplary testament to its lavish molasses roots. This limited release, containing only 214 bottles, is praised for its freshness, luxurious wax and honeycomb notes, and warm hint of burnt sugar. Critics laud it as a superlative Caroni experience, a testament to its 'dirty but delicious' character. Elevated by its potent strength, it still retains an approachable allure. Discover and relish this rare, tantalizing rum, embodying the class and grace of traditional distillation from Whisky & Rhum. Essential keywords: 19-year old, Caroni distillery, Trinidad, woody, rubber, honeycomb, bitter caramel.

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How does this rum taste?

The L'Esprit Caroni 1996 offers traditional Caroni aroma fused with delightful notes of caramel and tropical fruit. It's elegantly robust with a tinge of Highland Whisky and unleashes a sweeter, softer side in the finish. Its high ABV is palpable yet well-blended.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Waxes Honey Rubber Woody Caramel Tar

Taste

Rubber Woody Honeycomb Alcoholic Caramel Waxes

Finish

Alcoholic Rubber Unknown Unknown Unknown Pineapple

Community reviews

8.9/1016 ratings
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9.0/10

“Les caroni trop huile de garage ou pneu de vél ou jus de vieux bois mouillé, c'est pas mon truc, donc souvent, j'aime bien mais sans plus. Mais alors celui ci me montre que ça peut être vraiment classe! Vieux bois à la cire d'abeille avec une belle fraîcheur en prime. Très élégant, très agréable, très bon. J'ai pas gouté 50 caroni, mais celui la c'est le meilleur que j'ai eu. Content de le partager pour le faire découvrir, mais si j'avais la chance d'en ravoir une, je la prends de suite!”

Aroma

Woody Waxes Honey Vegetal

Taste

Fruity Woody Honeycomb Waxes
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8.7/10

“Schöne Wachs- und Bienenwaben Noten, die sich zum Gebrannten Zucker und zum Gummi gesellen. Am Gaumen gibt er sich etwas alkoholisch und es fehlt die luxuriöse Cremigkeit der tropischen Cousins. Wenig Frucht.”

Aroma

Waxes Vegetal Woody Rubber BicycleTube

Taste

Honeycomb Waxes Woody BicycleTube Rubber
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8.3/10

“The nose starts relatively light with vanilla, bourbon and cereal. Of the caronino notes I find only very remotely a little tar. The alcohol I slightly superficial. On the palate harmonious to the nose, sweet and with associations to Highland Whisky. The alcohol is also clearly noticeable here. In the aftertaste, the rum is then softer and here flashes tar, bicycle tube and "dirt" again strongly. The rum ends with barrel notes. I like the sweetness and the finish. Otherwise, this is probably more of a LTR.”

Aroma

Waxes Honey Caramel Sweet Pungent

Taste

Rubber Honeycomb Woody Caramel Sweet

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
Brand
L‘Esprit
RumX ID
RX6132
ABV
64,3%
Vintage
1996
Cask number
#BB 4
Made from
Molasses
Age
19 years
No. of bottles
214
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

733 €
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About the Caroni distillery

The Caroni distillery is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been reviewed 6,512 times with an average of 8.8/10.


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