Caroni Heavy 18 yo

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Rum: Caroni Heavy 18 yo – 55 abv

Origin: Trinidad

Distilled: 1994

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

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Posted on 19 September 2013, in Rum and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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