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Caroni 21-Year rum

Caroni 21-Year

Trinidad and Tobago | Aged

7.8/10(20 ratings)
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Posted 3 years ago by Achim Emmenegger from Germany with 69 ratings

Jetzt versteh ich aber gar nix mehr. Wie kann man diesen Top Caroni so schlecht bewerten?
Klar ein Kirsch oder Blackadder ist noch etwas besser,aber der 21er spielt schon in der Caroni Oberliga.
Für mich noch einen Tick besser als der 17 jährige aus der Serie.
Daher gebe ich jetzt 10 Punkte,klar ,Das ist hoch ,ein Kirsch müsste dann 11 oder gar 12 Punkte haben ,aber a) gibt es kaum Welche und b) kennt ihn daher auch kaum Jemand.
Der 21er ist im Moment noch problemlos zu haben und der Preis ist mit 220 Euro in Ordnung.
In ein paar Jahren wird es solche Caronis nicht mehr geben und über 220 Euro wird man lachen


Posted 6 months ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 293 ratings

Today I have an 21y old Caroni from Luka. It's not rare yet but maybe one day.

Wonderful dirty and fruity nose. The balance is very good with leather, tar, black currant and oak. It's smooth, not like 57 abv.
The taste is as balanced as the nose. In the start are all the pretty Caroni flavors like leather, tar and black currant. The middle taste continues with tanins, medicine, firmint and dark fruits. In the end I get leather and dark fruits again.
The start of the finish is again with tannins instead of spice. After that I get all the beautiful and dirty aromas again.
It tastes old, but also smooth, very balanced and intensive. It's a very beautiful Caroni and represents the Velier bottlings in a very gently way. Would rate it with 92 points.

Nose: leather, tar, firmint, black currant, plum, oak, barrel
Taste initial: leather, tar, black currant, tanins, wood
Middle: medicine, firmint, leather, dry fruits, dark fruits
Finish: tanins, leather, tar, dark fruits
Aftertaste: leather, black currant, dry fruit

Sweetness: 1.5/5
Fruits: 2/5
Spice: 2/5
Mildness: 3.5/5
Complexity: 3.5/5
Value (280€): 3.5/5

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Posted 4 months ago by VikingXO from Denmark with 147 ratings

I’m surprised, I did not expect this sweetness from a Caroni?? It is actually mild and easy sipper, still it’s 57 abv ?? Amazing. No doubt my new Caroni favorit. All the classic notes are there, but it is so well balanced. Recommended !


Posted 9 months ago by Rasmus from Denmark with 146 ratings

After having tasted all the other offerings in this series of Caroni from Velier, I had the opportunity to taste the 21-year old. While not being the best of the bunch, it is still one hell of a rum.

Nose: Vanilla, petrol, mint, smoke and figs
Taste: Liquorice, oak, smoke, tar, menthol and petrol
Overall: It is no secret, that I love Caroni and try to get me as much as posible, while there is still some of it out there. This is one of the more well-rounded Caronis, which takes away a bit of the Caroni-charm, but it is still a fantastic rum, that you should try if you get the chance.


Posted 2 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2698 ratings

Enjoyed a bottle of Caroni 21y after I got back home from London. Deep mahogany color. Old school bottle and label design. Surprisingly dry and woody and super fruity notes mixed with oak. Smooth ending. Super expensive, but worth every penny.


Posted over 3 years ago by Harald from Germany with 37 ratings

Caroni 1996
Distilled: 1996
Bottled: 2017
Aged 21 Years

Country of origin: Trinidad
Raw Material: Molasses

Color: Mahogany

Powerful and dry. Smells like in a lumber mill, being smoky and tarry. Furthermore there are notes of chewing tobacco, leather, licorice, roast lamb, almond biscuit and fruitcake.

Powerful and bold, complex and very spicy. Notes of chestnuts, almond biscuits, roasted almonds and tons of licorice. Furthermore I taste chewing tobacco and espresso.

Medium long, dry and spicy with notes of old wood and tobacco.


Posted 6 months ago by Zubung from Korea, Republic of with 3 ratings

starts with characteristic petroleum then goes burnt wood, molasses, bourbonic vanilla, ...
The texture, sweet and purified(?) ester, long and deep finish is just awesome.
Very Caroni tasty rum but the price is ...


Posted 7 months ago by koomander from Singapore with 17 ratings

This is one of the best of this series. I can see myself drinking this.


Posted over 1 year ago by laurent from France with 50 ratings

More or less the same style as the 15y blend, which means less petrol-y and phenolic than some other Caronis. But if it is not an extreme one the balance is just perfect in this bottle. A great rum with all the complexity you are expecting for. The wood is of course very present but not so much after 21 years, after all. Only the pricetag was a joke, but just the sad consequence of years of stupid speculation on the previous Caroni bottles.


Posted over 3 years ago by Marc Cardinal from Belgium with 401 ratings

Beautiful mahogany color. On the nose, there are very fruity notes with very light aroma of classic caroni bitumen. After a while, empyreumatic notes of smoke and tobacco arrive. There are also wax notes of old oak furniture and also leather. In the mouth, the oak, wax, bitumen are always present with a beautiful complexity in the fruity aromas. A very nice final super long. A very nice rum, superior to the 17 years but it requires a very long aeration.