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Compagnie des Indes 1994 Trinidad Caroni 21-Year rum

Compagnie des Indes 1994 Trinidad Caroni 21-Year

Multiple | Aged | 57.8% ABV

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vomi1011 🇩🇪 | 402 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

Nose: Rather reserved nose, there are almost no typical Caroni aromas. Instead, quite flowery aromas, vanilla, light wood, some honey sweetness with bright fruits (possibly melon). Barrel aromas are a little deeper and you can imagine the dirty aromas in the background. That means some leather and that's it. No tar or gum.
So this is a completely different Caroni, comes across more like a normal rum. Quite light and sweet with fruity aromas.
Possibly this was the rum that was diluted and bottled as Felicite Gold Rum, for more information:

Taste: Sweet start with honey and vanilla, then after a while light fruit, but also orange. Then the leather develops with tannins and the sharpness increases. Vanilla and light wood from the bourbon barrels. The leather rises towards the finish, some earthy aromas (there may be some tar and wood varnish, which I can hardly perceive in the combination).
The finish is sharp, again with vanilla, the light wood and the leather.

Aftertaste: leather, vanilla, wood, wood lacque

Conclusion: I wouldn't have recognized in my nose that it was a caroni. I would also have guessed an unspectacular rum that I would hardly have paid any attention to. But it surprises a little more on the palate. Nevertheless, this typical dirty caroni component is missing and that's why it's only half a caroni for me.

Overall rating: 83 points

Sweetness: 2/5
Fruit: 3/5
Spice: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
PL (325 €): 1 / 5

Fredrik 🇩🇰 | 50 ratings
Posted 7 years ago

This is a different and very pleasing, smooth Caroni. I have been lucky enough to taste this CDI caroni twice. It is smooth, silky and it will warm your palate with classic Caroni flavors and a great nose. Truly one of the best Caroni-bottlings I have tasted.

Brand Details

Type: Aged
Company: Compagnie des Indes
Country: Multiple
Name: 1994 Trinidad Caroni 21-Year
ABV: 57.8%
Years Aged: 21
Yr Distilled: 1994
Raw Material: Molasses
Process: Unknown
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: No