Posting your rating...
Rum Nation 1998 Caroni rum

Rum Nation 1998 Caroni

Italy | Aged

7.4/10 (21 ratings)
Recommendable to most


Rate Rum Nation 1998 Caroni

Tap to Rate
Click to Rate

Have an opinion about this rum?

Signup to rate this rum!

21 Rum Nation 1998 Caroni ratings

Sort by: Popularity | Date | Rating


Posted 4 months ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 246 ratings

Age 18
Bottles: 5.836
Distilled: Juny 1998
Bottled: Juny 2016
Casks: Oak
Cask strength: yes
Aging: 12y in Trinidad/Tobago and 6y in England

Not very complex caroni, but one that I like.
Pefect dilution to 55% (or is it the cask strength? Could not find exact information), but very very verry good choice and because of that damn tasty. I'm a lether junkie. This is the perfect Caroni for me. I love the dark fruit with this dirty notes.
Sometimes I just wanna jump into this bottle and sit there for the eternaty.

The nose is dominated by leather, it's not very fruity, this caroni has more dirty notes like all 1998 Caronis. But there is also some currant (dark fruit) in the background. I like the leather with dark fruit.
The taste represents almost the nose, no surprises there. But the aftertaste is genious, leather with peppermint. Therefore 90 points.

Nose: Gum, wild leather, currant, barrel, wood, tanins, tar
Taste: tar, wild leather, gum, dark fruit (currant)
Finish: leather, wood (tanins)
Very tasty aftertaste. Peppermint leather with a light sweetness (some currant).
Oh my gosh, the aftertaste is so tasty.

Sweetness: 1.5/5
Fruit: 2/5
Spice: 2.5/5
Mildness: 2.5/5
Intensity: 5/5
Balance: 2.5/5
Value (135€): 4/5
Experience level: expert


Posted almost 5 years ago by Allan Bjerreskov from Denmark with 116 ratings

This is a good way to find out, if you are into the much hyped Caroni rums. It does have a little of the gasoline notes, but is a lot easier to drink than some of the stronger Caroni. And it won't bust your wallet either.


Posted over 2 years ago by Bengt from Sweden with 7 ratings

Amazing taste. Like no other.
Between whisky and rum but it is rum !


Posted over 4 years ago by Marc Cardinal from Belgium with 401 ratings

It was for me the first rum from Caroni distillery and conditioned by Rum Nation in Italy. On the nose, typical notes of gasoline, oak, tropicals fruits, coffee and licorice . Very long finish on the palate with notes of oak and the smoked side is still very present . Great introduction into the world of caroni .


Posted 10 months ago by Busta from Netherlands with 3 ratings

Lighter than many of the Velier releases this one is often underrated, but the lower abv allows the rum to showcase some deep and fruity flavours alongside the more usual petrol/tarmac notes that Caroni is known for. A Caroni for everyday sipping!


Posted over 4 years ago by Epo from Italy with 2 ratings

Robusto, fa sentire subito i suoi 55 gradi. Il sapore che lascia dopo però è spettacolare. Ottimo rum da parte della "nuova" casa Rum Nation.


Posted over 5 years ago by martin jeppesen from Denmark with 241 ratings

The nose is a mixture of sweet, fresh tropical fruits, oak and smokey, tarlike notes. I like it alot. The palette offers a bit of heat but is sweeter then most caroni's. My tounge pick up notes of light, but distinct oak, smoke, molasse and perhaps banana. I dont find it to be heavy bodied, compared to other caronis and it could perhaps be considered as a good starter into the wonderfull world of caroni, at an affordable price.


Posted almost 4 years ago by Achim Emmenegger from Germany with 67 ratings

eigentlich hat er fast 9 Punkte verdient,da die 99er Abfüllung jedoch deutlich besser ist und bei der 98er auch noch zwischen Batch 1 und 2 unterschieden werden muss lasse ich es bei 8 Punkten.
Totzdem eine sammelwürdige Top Caroniabfüllung und im Verhältniss zu den Velier Abfüllungen geschenkt mit 60-70 Euro ,allerdings inzwischen sehr schwer noch zu bekommen(Restbestände in Italien).Meine Empfehlung: Die 99er Abfüllung,im Moment für 60-70 Euro noch gut zu bekommen und besser wie die 98er Abfüllung.
Es rentiert sich nicht bei der 98er Abfüllung Batch 1 und 2 aufwändig zu beschaffen,der Unterschied ist marginal


Posted over 3 years ago by Dennis E Vang from Denmark with 89 ratings

Setter er min første Caroni.
Den er god. Starter sødt og går over en kraftig fadsmag


Posted almost 5 years ago by Martino from Belgium with 61 ratings

Bois, café, liqueur avec au finale une très longueen et grande intensité