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Rum Nation 1998 Caroni 16-Year rum

Rum Nation 1998 Caroni 16-Year

Italy | Aged

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Posted over 4 years ago by Golfm from Denmark with 154 ratings

Caroni kan man smage men ikke så gennemtrængende..


Posted almost 5 years ago by Rasmus Nielsen from Denmark with 8 ratings

Being farly newer in the rum world i picked this up looking for a bit different rum. I read that the Caroni style is not for everybody and that this is a "light" version.

Well - when introducing it for friends i prepare them that it will give them a slap on the chin and then the taste rollercoaster will take them further away. Most agree on that and actually enjoy it quite a lot. I personally cant drink more than one glass at at time of this, but overall an interesting rum.


Posted over 6 years ago by martin jeppesen from Denmark with 252 ratings

The nose is a mixture of sweet, fresh tropical fruits, oak and smokey, tarlike notes. I like it alot. The palette offers a bit of heat but is sweeter then most caroni's. My tounge pick up notes of light, but distinct oak, smoke, molasse and perhaps banana. I dont find it to be heavy bodied, compared to other caronis and it could perhaps be considered as a good starter into the wonderfull world of caroni, at an affordable price.


Posted over 1 year ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 395 ratings

Age 18
Bottles: 5.836
Distilled: Juny 1998
Bottled: Juny 2016
Casks: Oak
Cask strength: yes
Aging: 12y in Trinidad/Tobago and 6y in England

Not very complex caroni, but one that I like.
Pefect dilution to 55%, good choice and because of that tasty. I'm a leather junkie. This is the perfect Caroni for me. I love the dark fruit with this dirty leather notes.
Sometimes I just wanna jump into this bottle and sit there for the eternaty.

The nose is dominated by leather, it's not very fruity, this caroni has more dirty notes like all 1998 Caronis. But there is also some currant (dark fruit) in the background. I like the leather with dark fruit.
The taste represents almost the nose, no surprises there. But the aftertaste is genious, leather with peppermint. Therefore 88 points.

Nose: Gum, wild leather, currant, barrel, wood, tanins, tar
Taste: tar, wild leather, gum, dark fruit (currant)
Finish: leather, wood (tanins)
Very tasty aftertaste. Peppermint leather with a light sweetness (some currant).
Oh my gosh, the aftertaste is so tasty.

Sweetness: 1.5/5
Fruit: 2/5
Spice: 2.5/5
Mildness: 2.5/5
Complexity: 3/5
Value (135€): 4/5
Experience level: expert


Posted almost 2 years ago by Busta from Netherlands with 3 ratings

Lighter than many of the Velier releases this one is often underrated, but the lower abv allows the rum to showcase some deep and fruity flavours alongside the more usual petrol/tarmac notes that Caroni is known for. A Caroni for everyday sipping!


Posted over 2 years ago by GA34 from France with 13 ratings

Il manque quelque chose à ce Caroni. le blend est moins bien fait que chez Velier cela dis pour commencer dans les Caroni c'est très bien.


Posted over 3 years ago by Bengt from Sweden with 7 ratings

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


Posted over 4 years ago by Dennis E Vang from Denmark with 89 ratings

Setter er min første Caroni.
Den er god. Starter sødt og går over en kraftig fadsmag


Posted over 4 years ago by Jesper Frandsen from Denmark with 50 ratings

Meget fin duft - eller så afbalanceret - smagen er lidt gummiagtige dog uden at blive for meget


Posted almost 5 years ago by Achim Emmenegger from Germany with 70 ratings

eigentlich hat er fast 9 Punkte verdient,da die 99er Abfüllung jedoch deutlich besser ist und bei der 98er auch noch zwischen Batch 1 und 2 unterschieden werden muss lasse ich es bei 8 Punkten.
Totzdem eine sammelwürdige Top Caroniabfüllung und im Verhältniss zu den Velier Abfüllungen geschenkt mit 60-70 Euro ,allerdings inzwischen sehr schwer noch zu bekommen(Restbestände in Italien).Meine Empfehlung: Die 99er Abfüllung,im Moment für 60-70 Euro noch gut zu bekommen und besser wie die 98er Abfüllung.
Es rentiert sich nicht bei der 98er Abfüllung Batch 1 und 2 aufwändig zu beschaffen,der Unterschied ist marginal