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Caroni 1994 23-Year rum

Caroni 1994 23-Year

Trinidad and Tobago | Aged

8.0/10 (15 ratings)
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Posted almost 3 years ago by Neville Midwood from United Kingdom with 11 ratings

I was able to try a generous sample of this at the Velier stand at London 2017 Rum Fest. It was memorable and complex and that single sample wasn't enough to do it justice.
I do remember petrol notes mixed with the fruits and a hint of bike grease that created something unlike anything else I tried that day (including another Caroni).
Sadly Velier hadn't released it in the UK at the time so I couldn't buy a bottle at the show. It did appear briefly on La Maison Du Whisky website and a few other european sites.
I assumed I'd missed my chance but it became available on a UK website and I ordered immediately. I will ask Santa to wrap it for me, and then looking forward to Boxing Day. Provisionally a 9.

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

I tasted this Caroni 23 years right after the 21, to have a comparison. Many rum lovers have been able to taste this rum and the critics go in every direction. Either it is a superb rum, or they have been unable to understand this rum. Again, people have detested it more in relation to the price and the speculation made around Caroni & Vellier. So I tried to understand this rum knowing that some people took two days to taste and let open this rum !
A superb dark amber color pulling on the mahogany with gray green reflections. On the first nose there are notes of almonds and marzipan. The woodland is present with the classic notes of bitumen. There are also beautiful floral and fruity notes. It evolves continuously and takes a lot of time, it is very complex.

On the palate, it explodes ! Its glue on the palate, it's fat, it's beautiful. You will keep it in your mouth for the entire evening seeing all night! It remains in the mouth for a long time. we arrive on medicinal notes, aromatic herbs with always the almond well present. But there is a saturation of aromas. It is becoming increasingly difficult to understand the complexity of this rum. It is as if taste buds were in saturation.
I admit that I have not yet identified the aromatic structure of this rum but it is heavy. I do not give a 10 because I still have not gone back down to earth.

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Posted 6 months ago by django from Germany with 12 ratings

...aber definitiv nichts für mal zwischendurch am abend. dieser caroni braucht seine zeit im glas und vielleicht auch ein oder zwei tropfen wasser, soweit man etwas panschen mag.
er ist sehr komplex und doch angenehm.....aber leider gibt es auch noch ein paar bessere...

schade das die heavy variante so schwer zu bekommen ist und wenn, dann zu unwirklichen preisen

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Posted 12 months ago by Michal Micko (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 322 ratings

Gentle warm aroma. First taste is warm, fruity, not much burning. After comes leather, wood and tannin. Aftertaste is longer, bitter with peach seed tones but not somehow special...

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2654 ratings

Enjoyed a bottle of Caroni 23y 1994-2017 while in London. Very nice packaging, bottle and label design. Deep amber color. Oak and cherries to your nose and palate. Smooth ending. Pricey, but worth it.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Bengt from Sweden with 7 ratings

Amazing taste. Like no other.
Between whisky and rum but it is rum !

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Posted over 2 years ago by Andy Tee from Malaysia with 148 ratings

N- A dark velvet, elegantly sweet with fine seasoned leather, bisquity yeasty milky note. Rounded up with rip mashed maraschino cherry. Savoury double boiled chicken essence, unusual in a very tasty way. (23/25)

P- Savoury, firm and solid bites of oak that unleashed the wild herb bitterness. Glad the big oak steal the shows in this one with the boiling sweet distillate echoing at the back. (23/25)

F- Long, raw mushroom, authentic and aggressive. Heavy phenol and spicy oak linger with velvet dark sweetness. (22/25)

Balanced:- An unusual oak beast. (23/25)

Weighted Rate:- 91pt

— at The Rum Bar KL.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Ronnie bo jensen from Denmark with 27 ratings

Puhaaaa.... lige så dårlig som 12’eren....
Køb 15’eren.... den er super

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Posted over 2 years ago by Niklas from Sweden with 69 ratings

Smakar som ingen annan typ av rom. Fudge och diesel. Mandel/marsipan i eftersmaken.

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Posted over 2 years ago by fcpchampagne51 from France with 10 ratings

le nez est equilibrė éPicė on y revient sans cesse si complexe
la bouche est epicee tres changeante d.une complexite incroyable la longueur en bouche inegalėe ++++