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Velier Caroni 3rd Employees Vijay „Vijay“ Ranmarine 1996 24yr 64,5%

RX6598 Excellent 739 bottles Above 250€
“Complex, robust Caroni with smooth chocolate, roasted notes, and subtlety.”

Introducing the 3rd Employees Vijay „Vijay“ Ranmarine, a 24-year-old, cask strength rum produced in Trinidad at the Caroni distillery and bottled by the independent bottler Velier. Distilled in 1996 from Molasses, this limited release of only 739 bottles boasts an ABV of 64.5%. A true gem among rums, it presents a woody and tar-spiked aroma with a delicious flavor profile of caramel, intense tar, roundness, and tropical fruit. RumX users praise its complexity, harmonious balance, and delightful mixture of Caroni's power and Guyana's sweetness. They also highly appreciate the delicate interplay between the classic Caroni notes and the surprising elements that make it an atypical yet highly enjoyable rum.

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How does this rum taste?

The 3rd Employees Vijay "Vijay" Ranmarine is a captivating blend of classic Caroni strength and unexpected fruitiness, with nuances of creme brulee and chocolate. It's an elegantly aged, sophisticated rum that both surprises and delights with its balanced complexity.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Woody Tar Barrel Oak Honey Leather

Taste

Caramel Intense Tar Tropical fruit Round Dark chocolate

Finish

Tobacco Vanilla Barrel Roasted Leather Tar

Community reviews

9.2/1035 ratings
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9.1/10

“Very elegant nose. On the palate great roasted and chocolate notes.”

Aroma

Dirty Intense Delicious Woody

Taste

Dirty Intense Caramel Tropical fruit
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8.9/10

“Epic Velier Caroni Tasting 2023: Das Alter macht sich in recht herb-bitteren Noten erkennbar, die den Rum aber trotzdem nicht überlagern. Sehr gut, reicht aber nicht für die absolute Spitzenklasse aus 1996.”

Aroma

Leather Oak Tar Licorice Coffee

Taste

Barrel Bitter Salty Tannins Chocolate
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9.2/10

“Un Caroni plus subtil avec le vieillissement entre Trinidad et Guyana. Cette influence se retrouve au nez, avec d’un côté les notes de goudron et de caoutchouc, de boisé et de cuir, puis les notes sombres et plus fruitées de l’autre. L’ensemble est homogène et équilibré. Le palais oscille entre la puissance de Caroni (hydrocarbures, caoutchouc, notes fumées) et la douceur de Guyana (chocolat, café, fruits tropicaux), offrant un profil complexe et délicat, étonnamment gourmand et sucré après aération. La finale est plus subtile et mince qu’à l’accoutumé chez Caroni, le profil sombre des rhums de Guyana prenant le dessus ici. Un Caroni plutôt atypique de par son vieillissement, mais un hybride tout en finesse qui se veut complexe et gourmand.”

Aroma

Tar Rubber Caramel Woody Vanilla

Taste

Tar Rubber Warm Smoky Roasted

What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX6598
ABV
64,5%
Vintage
1996
Made from
Molasses
Age
24 years
No. of bottles
739
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

1,963 €
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The RumX community has already added 77 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 6,532 times with an average of 8.8/10.


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