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Recommendable to most
They stopped giving rum rations to British sailors in 1970. Too bad they missed out on this smoothie from the Caroni distillery. It's cask-strength, 108 proof, 16-years-old and quite good. If you like chocolate, liquorice, molasses and a pinch of wood, all at a decent price, you will no doubt enjoy this. BTW, the bottle is smaller than the normal 3/4 liter available in the US. It's only 1/2 a liter, purchased from MoM.
From the Caroni Distillery in Trinidad (now defunct).
A classic rich oaky rum which whilst not for everyone offers a lovely bit of a history and a not too ridiculous price. Well worth a try if you think all Trini rum was like 1919.....
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Ancient Mariner 16 year old Navy Strength rum is an interesting rum indeed. Very dark color, pleasurable smell test, surprisingly smooth for a 54% rum with hardly any burn at the end, but you will be greeted with a bouquet of fruity flavors at the end. It is far from the Pusser's 15 year old rum, which in my opinion sets a very strong benchmark for Navy rums, but the Ancient Mariner is still definitely worth the try if you can find a bottle.
Yes, a Caroni. In that perspective this is to the woody and fruity side, not that much tar, engine, rubber. But still Caroni without a doubt, and quite enjoyable If you like a powerfull rum.
"There is a marmalade like sharpness to the rum almost bordering on bitter. A little sweetness and that old musky oak also sits prominently on the taste buds. The rum has quite a long finish. ."
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