Caroni 17 Year Old

Caroni 17 Year Old bottle

70cl, 55% ABV

A high-proof 1998 vintage rum from the Caroni distillery in Trinidad, bottled in November 2015 at 17 years of age. Now closed, the rums from the Caroni distillery are a real piece of history.

Caroni 17 Year Old bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Cinder toffee, rosewater Turkish delight, candy necklaces and Jolly Rancher sweets – layers of sweetness. Rich ginger cake provides a solid background.

Palate

Less sweet than the nose suggests, with oaky spice layered over the sweet toffee notes. Roasted banana and baked apples add a fruity core, with sharper green apple notes wrapped around the outside.

Finish

Spice builds to fireball gobstoppers levels before dropping back to reveal hard caramels and vanilla toffee.

Comment

Dark and rich flavours with incredible balanced sweet and savoury character – it's intense and sweet, but never gets too much.