Caroni Heavy 18 yo
Rum: Caroni Heavy 18 yo – 55 abv
Bottled: 2012. 23 barrels or 6943 bottles.
Nose: strong alcoholic, softening a little bit after some time. Fine but overwhelming molasses: burned Sugar. Herbal too: verbena.
Taste: the sweetness quickly makes room for more bitter notes from the oak. Maybe a bit too much, the whole is rather unbalanced. A bit medicinal. Hints of coffee caramels.
Finish: mediumlong and warm, still rather alcoholic. No wonder: after all this has an abv of 55. The bitterness goes towards chewing the peel of blue raisins – well..if you have ever done that of course.
Our score: 14.5/20
Remarks: First maturation untill 2008 in Trinidad, from 2009 to 2012 in Guyana