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Nose: A little musky.
Feel: Small amount of astringency but at 46% that's OK. Smooth finish.
Taste: Heavy wood. Sweet caramel. Chalky. Nice long after-taste.
Presentation: Standard Berry's bottle. Looks good enough. For the price would rather wax than foil.
Price: 1st bottle was 75 CAD (too high), 2nd was 55 (right on).
Due to the high flavour and kick of this rum (while not appearing artificial) it has found a place in my line up as flashy floater, particularly on an old school Mai Tai. Otherwise drunk neat.
This was my first Caroni to try over three years back. Now, a few Velier's and other bottler's Caronis experiences richer I'm glad I started with this one. It has all the characteristics of its stronger relatives I've tried but is a lot smoother. The caramel and toffee notes are in harmony with the typical tar and rubber you find in Caronis. The alcohol is not too harsh at 46, an ideal beginner's Caroni!
Would buy it again (~45 EUR at that time!) if ever I came across it again.
Schönes sattes Bernstein im Glas.
In der Nase, diese einzigartigen Caroni Düfte von alten Holzmöbeln, Werkstatt, Kakau und modriges Holz, frisch blumig und moderig und erdig zugleich, animalisch, holzig, harzig, fruchtig..... wie halt nur Caroni !
Im Gaumen sehr mild und weich, tja, halt nur 46 % Vol. ich kenne nur die 50% + Abfüllungen von Velier und Rum Nation. Die Aromen von Holz, Torf, Harz, Lakritze, Wachs, Petroleum, Bitumen, Blumen, Früchte und so weiter wirken etwas weichgespült aber dennoch lecker Caroni.
Der Abgang steht den Heavy Caronis mit nichts nach. Holz, Harz, Lakritze, Petroleum und reichlich mehr. Extrem langanhaltend und unvergesslich.
Ein Super Caroni für Einsteiger diese Liga. Für Geniesser ein leckerer, unkomplizierter, preiswerter Caroni Genuss.
Beautiful full amber in the glass.
On the nose, these unique Caroni scents of old wood furniture, workshop, chocolate and moldy wood, fresh floral and moldy and earthy at the same time, animal, woody, resinous, fruity ..... just like Caroni!
Very mild and soft on the palate, well, only 46% Vol. I only know the 50% + bottlings of Velier and Rum Nation. The aromas of wood, peat, resin, licorice, wax, kerosene, bitumen, flowers, fruits and so on are a little soft-washed yet tasty Caroni.
The finish is the Heavy Caronis with nothing. Wood, resin, liquorice, petroleum and much more. Extremely long lasting and unforgettable.
A super caroni for beginners this league. For connoisseurs a delicious, uncomplicated, inexpensive Caroni enjoyment.
Earth, smoke, tobacco, oak, definitely oak, full, spice, hints of orange(?) some kind of fruit for sure.
Deeply complex, full of congeners.
Assertive without being too much.
A tad sharp but its a part of its charm.
Vanilla, caramel, coffee and a sligt hint of smoke on the nose. Tastewise: Sweet, again some coffee, tobacco, oily, a little spicy, pepper and light and pleasant alcohol burn. 46% is nice for this rum.
The Caroni distillery closed in 1993, and with it some classic rums have been lost. Berry's bought some of the last casks left and have been releasing the fine rum on a selective basis. I was lucky to get my hands on a bottle and I am so glad that I did - this is fantastic stuff.
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