Caroni 12 Year Old

Caroni 12 Year Old bottle

70cl, 50% ABV

Supplied with local sugar cane, Caroni possessed its own sugar processing plant to produce the molasses from which this rum is made. Distilled in 2000 at the now demolished Caroni distillery, this high strength dark golden rum was aged for 12 years.

Caroni 12 Year Old bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Brown sugar and spice, but with a rich, underlying layer of orchard fruit. Sweet and sour apples - baked and fresh, sit alongside nutmeg and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Sweeter, spirit notes develop, along with pleasantly rubbery touches and leather.

Palate

Buttery and sweet, with darker flavours developing. An initial hit of golden sugar and butter cream  picks up spicy aniseed flavours and becomes more savoury - damp earth, driftwood and rich warehouse rancio flavours. Alongside everything is a balancing sweetness from black liquorice sticks

Finish

Rich, long and balanced, with sweetness, spicy oak and touches of aniseed and menthol.

Comment

A complex golden rum, with a rich dark core and a sweeter surround: a sipper with a long finish.