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Velier 1996 Diamond rum

Velier 1996 Diamond

Italy | Aged

9.0/10(5 ratings)
Truly a fantastic choice

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Posted 6 years ago by martin jeppesen from Denmark with 246 ratings

This is some wonderfully, powerfull stuff. Though I would always apreciate a glass of this, I find most other velier rums to have a slightly better character. The nose of this rum is intensely fruity. The palate is explosive and has that unmistakable mineralised demerara character. It's big bodied with notes of licorice and lovely tropical fruits. Not bad at all.

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Posted almost 6 years ago by Kenneth Olesen from Denmark with 77 ratings

This is without doubt an interesting rum to taste. Has a lot of kick in it, but I find other Veliers more interesting when it comes to depth and character! But dont get me wrong this is still good :-) 8/10

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Posted 1 month ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 288 ratings

I will do a cross tasting with SVW 1996, therefore I bought ElD Albion 2004, Skeldon 2005, Enmore 1996.
I’m very excited. I know already the Enmore 1993 and Rum Nation Enmore 1997 (19y). 
The Enmore 1997 is crazy good and I hope to get an even better SVW 1996, lets see.

Great and intensive nose, very rich. Little bit musty first (disappears after 30min and gets overlapped by flowery notes).
The sweetness of caramel is concentrated and is between the aromas of honey, dry fruits and oak.
The herbs or should I say grasy notes are developing. There is also some orange zest and hints of anise with the tasty smell of the woody still (it’s typical Enmore style).
After 15min the rum turns very flowery and this aromas are rising. After 30min the flowers turns into lipstick, these aromas are just explodes in the glas.
Holy Moly this rum drives me crazy, it just jumps out of the glas directly in my nose. 
The nose is very complex, I could name three other rums or marks that are contained in this nose.
Clarendon (anise/orange), wood and honey from Enmore mark, herbs from MEEA mark and the flowery notes with this comlexity reminds me also of the Last Ward 2009.
Beautiful nose overall, very well balanced.

The taste starts very flowery, a little bit sweet and dry, the flowers are just explodes and turns into lipstick. Then I get immediately the orange zest with wood varnish,
also the Enmore wood with honey notes and some grains. This is a complex rum, it’s already clear in the initial tatste.
In the middle is more of the orange zest with some anise, then again wood varnish, grains and the typical wood.
At the end are again the flowery notes.
The finish is a little bit spicy, it starts flowery with orange zest, wood varnish, grains and the lipstick notes.


The nose blows me away, it’s a very intensive nose. Very rich, very aromatic.
 The tatste is very complex, also flowery with aromas that you can find only in tropical aged high end rums.
It’s a different rum compared to Albion 2004 and Skeldon 2000. I could compare the nose, but the taste is different.

It’s shaped with other aromas and is also more complex. I can compare this rum to ElD Enmore 1996. It goes in that direction, but it's not as flowery as this one. It's also not that comlex, but still very good if you compare the price of this two rums.
I would rate this rum with 97 points.
Compared to other rums: SVW 1996 > ElD Enmore 1996 > RN Enmore 1997 > Albion 2004 = Skeldon 2004

Nose: honey**, caramel**, dry fruits*, orange zest*, some anise*, some herbs or grasy notes**, grape seeds (cognac aroma)*, wood from the Still**
flowers -> lipstick***
Taste initial: flowery notes -> lipstick, orange zest, wood varnish, wood with honey, some grains

Middle: orange zest, some anise, wood varnish, grains, wood, flowery notes

Finish: spice, honey, wood varinish, orange zest, flowery notes and grains
Aftertaste: flowery notes, orange zest, wood varnish, grains, lipstick


Sweetness: 1.5/5
Fruits: 3.5/5
Flowers: 5/5
Spice: 2.5/5

Complexity: 5/5

Experience level: expert (beginner to amateur would not understand that rum)
The value rating makes no sence here

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Posted 1 year ago by Rumrunner95 from United States with 55 ratings

Nose: Banana Funk, Molasses, Prunes, Cherry, Dried Fruit, Chocolate, Pepper, Vanilla, Caramel, Floral, Raisins

Palate: Oak, Cherry, Chocolate, Caramel, Vanilla, Floral, Oak, Raspberry, Creamy

Finish: Long, Oak, Banana, Caramel, Vanilla, Cherry, Raisinettes, Coffee

Had this at Bar Lebensstern in Berlin at 23 euros a half pour.

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Posted over 3 years ago by Baccius from Italy with 13 ratings

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