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Nose: Powerful notes of tobacco, vanilla, old & oaky bourbon, antique wood polish. Leathery, not unlike an old, heavily sherried whisky.
Palate: Trinidadian style & taste, unlike any other, is immediately recognizeable. An infusion of vanilla & spices; Orange rind and nutmeg come to mind, then cinnamon, and coconut husk. Dry (as it should be with no added sugar sweeteners), with the classic Caroni motorboard-oiliness getting in there a bit later after the burst of fruity notes.
Quite dry, obviously without any added sugar or caramel colourings (here here, well done!). This rum has a very rich and flavoursome palate, reminding me of both old sherried malts and some older bourbon whiskeys.
Finish: Longish, with orange rind, vanilla, and oak.
Tropic-matured Caroni with all the delicious notes.
It is just wonderful to drink ! I really can recommend this one
I was able to get one bottle and it definitely is worth the money. I have not been a big fan of Bristol Classics but this one was just stunning.
My wife got me that bottle on christmas on 2012. Really superb rhum to sip and gets even better with a good sigar!
One of the rarest rhums what I ever tasted! Only 296 bottles was made and all was sold here in Finland.