Caroni was shut down in 2002 as Trinidad’s state distillery. Since then, their stock has been used for blends. Good lordy, what a shame! Luckily Italian bottler Velier has put this closed distillery back on the radar of rum lovers around the world. This high proof rum is bottled at 55.0% ABV. It’s a beast!
Velier Caroni 2000 Rum Tasting Notes
Nose: The nose is quite amazing for a caroni. The hydrocarbon notes tend towards aromas of roasted coffee and dried fruits.
Palate: The attack also surprises on a fruity acidity, lime, and very quickly appear medicinal notes reminiscent of eucalyptus. It is only after we come this coffee and notes of nuts giving a slight bitterness welcome.
Finish: Surprisingly, the length in the mouth develops a gluttony less visible during the tasting making me think that once the bottle shouldered, the oxygenation in the bottle will win the juice in roundness.
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