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Caroni 12-Year rum
Caroni 12-Year rum

Caroni 12-Year

Trinidad and Tobago | Aged

7.6/10 (53 ratings)
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Posted almost 3 years ago by Rene Rum from Switzerland with 352 ratings

Meine zweite Caroni Verkostung, ich bin gespannt, ist leider nur ein Musterfläschchen, hatte bisher "nur" den 1974 Bristol Caroni im Glas.
Schön leuchtendes Bernstein im Glas. Genau so wie ein Rum ohne Farbstoffe aussehen muss.
In der Nase schwere Holztöne wie eine alte Kommode aus den Zwanzigern, etwas erdiges fast animalisches, sehr speziell, sehr komplex. Ich freue mich jetzt auf den ersten Schluck.
Im Gaumen sehr ehrlich und hart, wieder diese erdigen Noten, gewachstes Holz, verbranntes Tannenholz, Harze, reiner Kakau und 1000 Aromen mehr, einfach nur wow ! Unmöglich alle Nuancen aus diesem Muster herauszufinden. Ich will mehr !
Im Abgang einfach nur himmlisch, ein wenig rauchig, doch etwas fruchtig mit einer dezenten Süsse.
Ich muss noch ein paar Flaschen einbunkern, eine solche Konzentration an Aromen ist fast nicht zu übertreffen. Leider wurde die Destillerie aufgegeben.
Ein Rum für besondere Tage mit Zeit und Musse. Nicht unbedingt für Einsteiger.

My second Caroni tasting, I'm curiously, it's only a sample bottle, had so far "only" the 1974 Bristol Caroni in the glass.
Beautiful brilliant amber in the glass. Just like a rum without dyes must look.
In the nose heavy wood tones like an old chest of drawers from the twenties, something earthy almost animal, very special, very complex. I'm looking forward to the first sip.
In the palate very honest and hard, again these earthy notes, waxed wood, burnt fir, resins, pure cocoa and 1000 flavors more, just wow! Impossible to figure out all the nuances from this pattern. I want more !
In the finish is simply heavenly, a little smoky, but somewhat fruity with a subtle sweetness.
I have to bunch a few bottles, such a concentration of aromas is almost not to be surpassed. Unfortunately, the distillery was abandoned.
A rum for special days with time and leisure. Not necessarily for beginners.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Rasmus from Denmark with 137 ratings

It is no secret, that I have a huge weak spot for Caroni. Since I had already tried the 15 and 17 in this series, it was almost certain that at some point, I had to give the 12 a chance.

Nose: Brown sugar, baked apples, nutmeg, rubber and leather
Taste: Light brown sugar, smoky wood, black liquorice and a full and almost savoury aftertaste that lingers for ages.
Overall: Although it is not on the absolute top-level like its big brothers, it is still a rum that deserves its place amongst the better rums. If you should get the chance to taste this, or even buy a bottle, then you should do yourself the favour of doing so. You will not regret it.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Achim Emmenegger from Germany with 66 ratings

Das ist ein wilder junger Caroni,man muss soetwas schon mögen,absolut nicht Jedermanns Sache,daher wohl auch einige so schlechte Bewertungen von Süssrumliebhabern Die mit so einem harten jungen Trinidad Burschen nicht klar kommen.
Stark wild und scharf,trotzdem eine tolle Aromenbombe.Lange wird es so einen Tropfen nicht mehr geben,von einst ca 40 Euro ist der Preis jetzt auf ca 100 Euro gestiegen was für so einen Tropfen in ein paar Jahren lächerlich erscheinen wird. Zugreifen solange überhaupt noch Etwas zu kriegen ist. Das Gleiche gilt für den 15 und 17 ,sowie den 21 jährigen aus der Serie.

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Posted almost 3 years ago by Oliver from Germany with 4 ratings

... yes indeed! If someone asks me how a good rum should taste - here it is! It is rough and pleasant at the same time.

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Posted 10 months ago by M.R.J. from Finland with 203 ratings

Oily, smoky, and full of fruity notes. This one is a pretty heavy rum that is tasty. Of course no additives. The spirit of Trinidad in a gorgeous bottle.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Krystian from Poland with 1 rating

Interesting but difficult for many rum lovers, as You can read in many comments. Tar and wood (but not smooth bourbon cask type) in nose. I would even say, You can smell a bit of hardware store :) Oily structure makes all the flavours very intensive.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Martin from Czech Republic with 31 ratings

Great fine rum. The amazing history of this former distillery. If you still get it, I recommend!

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Posted over 2 years ago by Alaska Joe from United States with 34 ratings

Well, I tried my first Caroni, and I liked it! It was sweeter and smoother than I expected, with a long aftertaste of.... burning tires and motor oil, but with a sweeter more floral initial flavor. Very unique and although I only had one well measured glass, I wanted more. The complexity of this offering, or perhaps the whole line and the refined roughness of the flavor profile is what stands out the most to me. I am going to suck it up and add a couple bottles of caroni to my collection and so should YOU!! Try it while it’s here, this stuff is special.

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Posted almost 4 years ago by Anthony C. from France with 12 ratings

Un gout particulier et puissant qui se rapproche des Islay whisky sans perdre cette rondeur des rhums avec une longueur en bouche exceptionnelle. A découvrir impérativement!!!

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Posted over 3 years ago by vincent from France with 128 ratings

Le nez confirme qu’il s’agit bien d’un Caroni avec cette odeur si particulière, mais assez soft pour cette version, avec des retours de vanille et un coté floral. J’adore
Je trouve l’attaque plutôt douce, elle commence avec les saveurs pétrolifères qu’on attend d’un Caroni, et le boisé puis la vanille prennent une plus grande place.
Sans surprise le final est celui d’un Caroni… interminable. J’adore.
La conclusion peu être la même pour tous les Caroni, c’est un rhum vraiment exceptionnel, à condition d’être assez ouvert et de ne pas avoir une bouche trop sucré.
The nose confirms that it is indeed a Caroni, with this smell so typical, but quite soft for this version, with a touch of vanilla and a floral side. I just love it
I find the attack sweet enough, it begins with the petroleum flavors that are expected from a Caroni, and then vanilla takes a larger place.
Unsurprisingly the aftertaste is endless. I just love it.
The conclusion can be the same for all Caroni’s, it is a truly exceptional rum, but not for thoses who only love sweet rums.

Unsurprisingly the aftertaste is endless. I just love it.
The conclusion can be the same for all Caroni’s, it is a truly exceptional rum, but not for thoses who only love sweet rums.
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