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Tasty, but not quite great
This 15yo rum from Trinidad gives you a noseful of tobacco and dried fruit. The taste is full of wood, wood and more wood, plus butterscotch and spice. Adding a few drops of water does little to soften the burn but it's so smooth and easy to drink regardless. Aftertaste of smoky liquorice and oak. Delicious and warming. A rum to savor neat on a cold day.
A very worst rum, nothing special, very harshing, strong, to alcoholic. I'm very disapointing, Secret Treasure Old Trinidad Rum 1996 Caroni Distilery is a dream compared with this shit. It also has a "delightful" taste just like smoky diesel.
Not as powerfull as I hoped for. Bit mild actually taken to account it’s a Caroni Taste and nose is good. Try it If you want to challenge the sweet tooth.
Like all Caronis from 1998, this one is rather dirty. But I discovered also some fruits in the background. I think this is because of the dilution to 40%. We should consider the times where it's almost impossible to get a Caroni under 100€. I like it also with the dilution, it offers nice flavours.
The dilution is noticeably, 50-55% would be much better. But this one works also with 40%. If you try a Mezan Caroni at 40% you will notice the difference.
The nose is characterized by leather, car tires (rubber) and tar. In the background are some fruit aromas (black currant and plum).
The same is reflected in the taste. Leather, car tires and tar, followed by fruits such as black currant, plum.
Finish: short/middle long, citrus, molasses, bitterness, some tar
I like also to mix this rum with the 10y Bristol Caroni. The 10y Bristol is more medical/fruity but not dirty enough. In combination with this one the two Caronis become spectacular.
Value (99€): 3.5/5
A very good natural (no cask finishes) 10 yo Caroni, bottled at easygoing 40%. The low alcohol % does take away from the spirit some, but you get the typical Caroni notes of vanilla and fruit, plus the motorboard oily character and a touch of smoke. No additives, no added sugar - as it should be. Let the spirit - Not fake additives and sweetening - speak. Lovely.
Die Verdünnung auf 40 Prozent hat dem Rum überhaupt nicht gut getan.
In Anbetracht dass mich die Flasche mal 40 Euro gekostet hat geht Das in Ordnung.
Wer aber einen 74 er Bristol oder einen Kirsch Caroni getrunken hat der schüttet diesen Caroni besser ins Cola
Tried the Bristol Classic Caroni 1998 edition bottled in 2015 on a cold evening. This is a whisky lovers rum. Very woody to the nose and palate. Surprisingly strong floral burst at the end on the taste test. Semi dark golden color. If you like your single malts woody, then you will score this in 8-9 range.
At a low 40% this rum has its potential to be great, ripped out from under it. This is the story of a Caroni that got wasted
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