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Now this is some good stuff
This will sound worse than it is, but this has the nose and taste of rubber on a highway. Metallic and rubbery... if a vintage car were a rum, this would be it. Not to my liking, but it wasn't altogether bad, so I rated it accordingly.
I have been lucky enogh for tastin Caroni 15 and 17. Both are fantastic and unfortynatelly very limited.
Just adding a small dash of wather makes them even better.
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
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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