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The Rum Mercenary 1998 Caroni 19yo 55.1% 700ml
The Rum Mercenary 1998 Caroni 19yo 55.1% 700ml

The Rum Mercenary 1998 Caroni 19yo 55.1% 700ml

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The Rum Mercenary 1998 Caroni 19yo 55.1% 700ml information

Discover an exquisite rum masterpiece with the 1998 Caroni from The Rum Mercenary. Expertly crafted in collaboration with Kintra, this vintage selection from the renowned Caroni distillery in Trinidad boasts a robust 55.1% ABV and a molasses-based structure. Limited to only 158 bottles, this 19-year-old rum offers an exceptional and captivating flavor profile. Upon nosing, encounter a sophisticated bouquet of floral, vegetal, rose, citrus, and violet aromas. The complex and dense aroma is less empyreumatic than typical Caroni expressions, interspersed with intriguing notes of licorice, almond, and tar. The palate unfolds a powerful and heavy experience marked by warm, woody, and spicy flavors, complemented by hints of banana, tar, varnish, and burnt plastic. Unique signature Caroni notes reminiscent of a karting exhaust blend seamlessly into the mix. As you savor each sip, the long and warming finish weaves floral and woody elements with lingering spice, making for a truly unique and memorable drinking experience. The Rum Mercenary 1998 Caroni is a true rum aficionado's delight, revealing the full spectrum of Caroni's distinctive character.


  • What makes The Rum Mercenary 1998 Caroni 19yo unique?

    This rum is a rare vintage selection from the Caroni distillery in Trinidad, known for its distinctive flavor profile featuring floral, tropical fruit, and signature Caroni notes like karting exhaust and burnt plastic.

  • How many bottles were produced?

    Only 158 bottles of this 1998 Caroni were made, making it a highly exclusive and sought-after rum.

  • What can I expect from the tasting experience?

    Expect a complex and multifaceted flavor profile with layers of tropical fruits, floral notes, woody and spicy elements, complemented by a long and warming finish.

Tasting notes

  • Aroma: Licorice, floral notes (rose, violet), citrus, almond, tar
  • Taste: Warm, floral, woody, hints of spice, caramel, banana, tar, varnish, burnt plastic
  • Finish: Warm, floral, lingering spice, wood notes
  • Overall: The Rum Mercenary 1998 Caroni 19yo offers a complex and multifaceted flavor profile characterized by a combination of tropical fruit, floral notes, spice, and earthy elements. The unique blend of flavors makes it a captivating and intriguing sip for any discerning palate.

Reviewer's opinion

The Rum Mercenary 1998 Caroni 19yo is a true gem for rum enthusiasts. Its intricate blend of floral, fruity, and earthy notes combined with powerful and unique Caroni signatures like karting exhaust and burnt plastic create a drinking experience that is both complex and satisfying. The long, warming finish ensures every sip is memorable, making it a standout in any collection.

Alc. Volume
55.1 %
700 ml
Bottled Year
19 years
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