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Excellence Rhum Caroni 1998 23yr 65,2%

RX9830 Very good Single Cask 225 bottles Above 250€
“Smooth, complex Caroni with fruity, woody twist; high ABV managed.”

The "1998" Caroni is a limited-edition rum from Trinidad, distilled at the renowned Caroni distillery and bottled by independent bottler Excellence Rhum. Produced from Molasses in 1998, this 23-year-old rum boasts an ABV of 65.2% and has only 225 bottles available. Rum enthusiasts describe its aroma with notes of dried fruit, barrel, rubber, spice, and leather, while its flavor reveals a blend of spice, toasted, burnt sugar, barrel, and a minty touch. This unique Caroni expression receives favorable reviews for its good balance and intriguing profile, even though it may not be as expressive as some other Caroni rums. Despite its high ABV, many users praise its surprisingly smooth mouthfeel and easy alcohol integration. A must-try for Caroni and rum aficionados alike.

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How does this rum taste?

A unique Caroni with fruity, woody hints and a dirty, spicy punch. Surprisingly mellow for its ABV, with agricole-like qualities. Long, dry finish with tannins. Not the usual heavy tar profile, but a pleasant, complex sipper with mixed reviews on value.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Dried fruit Barrel Rubber Spice Caramel Leather

Taste

Spice Toasted Burnt sugar Barrel Minty Berries

Finish

Woody Dry Roasted Tar Tannins Dark chocolate

Community reviews

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8.5/10

“Good Caroni from 1998. But similarly to the CDI it is not too expressive and lacks some kind of eye (or tongue?) catcher.”

Aroma

Malt Vinegar Fermented Prunes Polish

Taste

Spice Toasted Burnt sugar Berries Red fruits
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8.5/10

“For the ABV mega relaxed Caroni. Good alcohol integration. Good profile, not 0815 but nothing extraordinary. On the palate it falls slightly.”

Aroma

Dried fruit Rubber Vanilla Woody Caramel

Taste

Spice Cigar BicycleTube Meaty Berries
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8.4/10

“#11th dec RumXCalendar Blind tasting: Nose: woody, tar, dirty, spicy Mouth: agricole, grass, toasted, rosted almonds, barrel, oak Finish: long, barrel, oak, dry, tannins, astringent It’s a untypical, strange caroni 🤪It’s OK, but didn’t blow my mind. The alcohol isn’t integrated well and the price tag way toooo high. Buuh looks like a crazy agricole in a Caroni barrel. My prediction Guadeloupe. ca.60% approx. 20 Years”

Aroma

Dirty Rubber Leather Barrel Woody

Taste

Agricole Grass Floral Spicy Woody

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX9830
ABV
65,2%
Vintage
1998
Cask number
#46
Made from
Molasses
Age
23 years
No. of bottles
225
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

438 €
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About the Caroni distillery

The Caroni distillery is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been reviewed 6,516 times with an average of 8.8/10.


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