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Cadenhead‘s • Caroni

85 /10010 ratings

Facts about the rum

Made from
Pot Still
20 years
Bottle volume
Price range
Under 250€

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The HTR was produced in Trinidad at the Caroni distillery. It was selected and bottled by the independent bottler Cadenhead‘s. It was distilled in 1997 from Molasses with a Pot Still and then aged for 20 years. The rum has an ABV of 60,6% and the mark is HTR.

10 community members rated this rum with an average of 85/100. The rum smells like Rubber, Smoky and Caramel, and on the palate there is Woody, Caramel and Peppery.

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85 /10010 ratings

What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of HTR is based on 10 user reviews. The RumX community has discovered the following associations:

Nosing associations

Rubber Smoky Caramel Oily Marzipan Orange Polish

Taste associations

Woody Caramel Peppery Roasted Spicy Dirty Strong

Finish associations

Woody Spicy Hot Tar Dirty Salty Bitter

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Once this rum is rested the Caroni notes just come crawling across the table. I rested it for 15+ minutes before giving it a go. The nose has smoky wood, tar and rubber trailed by caramel, orange and a light earthy note. The palate is kind of in your face with roasted/smoky wood, tar, rubber, mango, caramel and light tobacco and iodine. What I like is the warm pepperyness on the palate. The finish is long and warm with wood and some earthy notes.

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Sehr würzig. Hat eine interessante Süße, die sich gut mit den restlichen Aromen verträgt.

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Now this is a continentally aged Caroni I absolutely love! Quite alcoholic upon first whiff but those diesel/tar notes are there! The taste is just right up my street... lots of dirty tropical fruits and those typical diesel/tar notes are present but with a nice hint of charred wood and spice. Very peppery on the finish but those dirty notes keep on coming! Love me a 97!

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Au nez : pain grillé/toasté et flanc, épices (clous de girofle), vernis et bois exotiques (bois de santal), café avec des copeaux d'amandes, caoutchouc, pétroleux/alcoolique, légèrement fruité (orange et noix de coco) et vanillé, floral. Palais : caramel/mélasse/sucres brûlés mélangés avec du café, des épices (poivre et girofle), une cuillère à café d'huile à bois, un peu de caoutchouc, légère sucrosité (agrumes), amertume (amaretto) et des essences florales (mimosa/geraniums) plus de la menthe poivrée/eucalyptus tout à la fin. C'est long et c'est bon (CMB)!

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Farbe: Hellbraun Geruch: Komplexe Aromen, die aber schwer zu identifizieren sind, da ich diesen Rum als ziemlich verschlossen wahrnehme. Da sind einerseits Allgemeinhin mit "lecker" assoziierte Aromen, wie schwach süß, Karamell, Orangenkuchen, Kakao, Sandelholz und Marzipan. Andererseits ist da etwas dreckiges, wie Motoröl, Lederpolitur, Air Freshener und Gummi. Geschmack: Kräftig, intensiv und sehr würzig. im Mund cremig und mild. Beim Schlucken eine Explosion von Aromen - einerseits diverse Gewürze, (unter anderem Pfeffer, Ingwer, Nelken) und Kampfer. Andererseits Röstaromen, Holz, Leder und Tabak sowie leckere Lebkuchen, Toffee und Nugat. Komplex und aufgrund der Vielfalt schwer zu beschreiben. Abgang: Lang, sehr würzig und scharf. Etwas Teer und salziges Brackwasser. Hat einen bitter-trocken-holzigen Nachgeschmack, dabei leicht adstringierend.. Fazit: Ein sehr guter Rum, der allerdings nicht zu meinen bevorzugten Caroni-Abfüllungen gehört. Dazu ist er zu ausdrucksschwach und schmuddelig ohne klare Geschmackslinie.

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About the distillery

The distillery Caroni is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been rated 3,007 times with an average of 88/100.

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