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Now this is some good stuff
This molasse distilled rum has a good body. Nosing offers a wide aroma range of wood, burned tyres, tar together with a distinct presence of alcohol. However, this is checked by a higher degree of sweetness and fruitiness (orange) compared with the 12 or 15 year Caronis. The palate continues these note the nosing has already revealed. Finish is nice and extended and did stay for some minutes. Overall a nice heavy rum.
This is a strong, sweet, caramel, vanilla rum that’s delicious in its own way, but then has a strong burnt rubber aftertaste to it. I think it balances out, but most would find it off putting and gross
I tried this rum yesterday evening and it literally blew me away. I'm usually a whisky-drinker but this rum comes really close to the better whisky's. But you really need to take your time to enjoy this craftsmenship. With a drop of water it was even better for me :-). very complex and many different layers with vanilla & some gasoline / rubber. But very balenced and so enjoyable.
Velier does it again: A stunningly beautifully blended old Caroni that is a union of the Caroni oil plus a basket of tropical fruits, vanilla and oak. Do not miss it.
There is really nothing to say about Caroni, that hasn´t already been said. It is the best of the best of rum in my book and this 17-year from Velier is the cream of the crop.
Nose: Candied apricot, wood and turpentine
Taste: Apricot, vanilla, wood, cocoa beans, petrol, leather and turpentine
Overall: WOW! This is a limited experience as the Caroni-destillery is closed. If it is possible for you to get a taste, or even better a bottle, of this, then don´t hesitate for a second. This is simply, perfection!
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