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Bristol Classic 1996 Trinidad rum

Bristol Classic 1996 Trinidad

United Kingdom | Aged

7.9/10 (16 ratings)
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Posted 11 months ago by M.R.J. from Finland with 203 ratings

This is a solid, strong flavoured Caroni. Vanilla, fruits, and the famous Caroni oils. Thank God not spoiled by sweeteners, it is a true Rum with a capital R. Solidly great!

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Posted over 2 years ago by Ronnie bo jensen from Denmark with 27 ratings

Lækker tør rom med masser at brændt gummi lakrids og røg....

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Posted over 2 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2651 ratings

Enjoyed a glass of Bristol Spirits Caroni 1996 Trinidad edition in Key West FL. Very dry and mildly woody to the nose, much dryer and more woody to the throat. Strong afterburn. There's no sugar at all on this rum, so its very hard to even classify this one as rum.

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Posted about 3 years ago by Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) from United States with 440 ratings

As other reviewers have noted, this is a good Caroni for people that otherwise don't care for Caroni.

Smells and tastes of charred oak, caramel, bourbon, spice, and tar. A nice rum from Caroni!

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Posted over 3 years ago by Jesper Frandsen from Denmark with 50 ratings

Dejlig rom som ikke er tilsat sukker - har en god eftersmag som holder ved

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Posted over 3 years ago by Anders Skjødt Hansen from Denmark with 65 ratings

Dufter af brændt gummi og opløsningsmidler. Typisk whisky duft.
Smagen er fuldstændig som den dufter.
Jeg lærer det sku nok aldrig. Endnu en skuffelse

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Posted over 3 years ago by Totte from Sweden with 27 ratings

Tämligen lättdrucken med mycket olika smaker, lite citrustoner men ganska kort smak. Överlag god.

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Posted over 3 years ago by Henrik from Denmark with 53 ratings

I just love these rums with no additives (sugar, colour etc. ).
I was very excited about tasting my first Caroni. This one didnt let me down.
Very fruity and sweet oak on the nose.
Balanced heavy and lite on the pallet, with oak, tar, caramel - a nice dry finish.

JD-test: 0-5 g/l sugar and 43,5 %ABV

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Posted almost 4 years ago by mistercoughy from United States with 239 ratings

If you're curious about trying rums from the Caroni distillery (closed 2002) but have been intimidated by their typical descriptions...lacquer, fresh leather, cigar box, acetone, burnt rubber...then this would be a great place to start. It's a "kinder, gentler" version of full-on, take-no-prisoners Caronis. This one has all the characteristics of real Trinidad rum (no, Angostura doesn't count) but the presentation is much smoother, less fiery, less intense. Still, it's full of flavor and very easy to enjoy straight up. Very good indeed.

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Posted over 4 years ago by Rob from Ireland with 92 ratings

My first Bristol Classic and this Caroni delivered.
Had high expectations and it certainly lived up to those.
Strong alcohol burn, but very pleasant, some ripe bananas, oak and caramel were the dominant flavors for me.
Not what you get when you order an Angostura rum nowadays!
The bottle suggested trying it over ice, so did try it with a cube too.
This removed the typical burn and watered it down too much, eventhough it did release some lighter flavors.
Would now like to try the Caroni 1974 and some of the other rums bottled by Bristol Classics.