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Caroni Rum Sponge No. 1 1998 22yr 57,1%

RX8715 Very good 258 bottles Above 250€

The "Rum Sponge No. 1" was produced in Trinidad at the Caroni distillery. It was selected and bottled by the independent bottler Decadent Drinks LTD. It was distilled in 1998 from Molasses and then aged for 22 years. The rum has an ABV of 57,1%. This is a limited release and there are only 258 bottles.

5 community members rated this rum with an average of 8.9/10. The rum smells like Tropical fruit, Barrel and Pineapple, and on the palate there is Leather, Banana and Pineapple.

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How does this rum taste?

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Tropical fruit Barrel Pineapple Rubber BicycleTube Caramelized

Taste

Leather Banana Pineapple Tropical fruit BicycleTube Rubber

Finish

Tropical fruit Medicinal Rubber Leather Spice Roasted

Community reviews

8.9/105 ratings
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9.5/10

“An exceptional Caroni single cask. Perfect balance between machine shop notes and tropical fruit. Subtle balance between strength, alcohol bite and depth of aroma. A magnificent nose followed by a slightly different but equally beautiful palate. Endless length, but above all a silky, rich finish. A rum that whisky lovers should adore for its peatiness. A little too subtle for lovers of extreme Caronis. A single cask that escaped Luca Gargano's vigilance?”

Aroma

Barrel Tropical fruit Pineapple Rubber BicycleTube

Taste

Banana Pineapple Tropical fruit BicycleTube Rubber
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8.7/10

“wow, what a beautiful continental caroni!”

Aroma

Barrel Tropical fruit Rubber BicycleTube Pineapple

Taste

Banana Pineapple BicycleTube Rubber Leather
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8.9/10

“A Caroni more gentle and subtle than other expressions of the same vintage. The nose is well-balanced, with tropical fruits holding their own against hydrocarbons, while sweet, caramelized notes compete with spices, wood and leather. Roasted and toasted notes add depth to a rather greedy nose. The battle continues on the palate. On the one hand, pineapple, banana, vanilla and caramel promote roundness with a certain mellowness on the palate. On the other, the dirty, oily, heavy side is represented by tarry, rubbery tire markers, strongly toasted oak and leather. Spices swirl around and add intensity to this duel of opposing styles. The alcohol is very well integrated. The finish is the deciding factor. Despite medicinal notes and strong markers of Trinidadian terroir, the arrival of chocolate allows sweetness to have the last word. It hovers throughout the tasting, enveloping the heavy notes with voluptuous grace. A beautiful cuvée, round, generous and with a fine touch of finesse.”

Aroma

Toasted Tar BicycleTube Tropical fruit Oak

Taste

Tropical fruit Banana Pineapple Rubber Tar

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Brand
Rum Sponge
RumX ID
RX8715
ABV
57,1%
Vintage
1998
Made from
Molasses
Age
22 years
No. of bottles
258
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

489 €
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About the Caroni distillery

The Caroni distillery is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been reviewed 6,610 times with an average of 8.8/10.


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