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Thompson & Brothers 1998 Trinidad Caroni 23yo 59.2% 700ml
Thompson & Brothers 1998 Trinidad Caroni 23yo 59.2% 700ml

Thompson & Brothers 1998 Trinidad Caroni 23yo 59.2% 700ml

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Thompson & Brothers 1998 Trinidad Caroni 23yo 59.2% 700ml information

Introducing the Thompson & Brothers 1998 Trinidad Caroni 23yo, an exceptional rum that encapsulates the spirit of the legendary Caroni Distillery. Distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2021, this 23-year-old rum offers a rare and exquisite tasting experience. With a limited release of only 256 bottles, each 700ml bottle boasts an impressive ABV of 59.2%, ensuring a robust and full-bodied profile that rum enthusiasts will cherish. On the nose, this Caroni rum reveals an elegant blend of vanilla, caramel, and subtle hints of rubber and tar, accentuated by rich chocolate undertones. The palate mirrors the nose with smoky vanilla, rubber, and barrel notes, enhanced by chocolate and a touch of burnt sugar. The finish is long and satisfying, characterized by smoky barrel notes, chocolate, espresso, caramel, and a hint of tannins, leaving a slightly dirty yet intriguing aftertaste. This edition of Caroni is notably more approachable than its fiery predecessors from Velier's tropical-aged releases. It strikes a harmonious balance between its fruity, spicy, and smoky elements, making it a unique and rewarding rum for both seasoned connoisseurs and those new to the Caroni experience.


  • How is this rum different from other Caroni releases?

    This Caroni is lighter and more approachable, lacking the classic heavy industrial notes. It offers a fruity and spicy profile with a smoother, less intense character.

  • What are the key flavor notes in this rum?

    The key flavor notes include vanilla, caramel, rubber, tar, chocolate, smoky barrel notes, espresso, and a hint of burnt sugar.

  • How many bottles were produced in this release?

    There were only 256 bottles produced in this limited release, making it a rare and highly sought-after rum.

Tasting notes

  • Aroma: Vanilla, caramel, rubber, tar, chocolate
  • Taste: Smoky, vanilla, rubber, barrel, chocolate, caramel, burnt sugar
  • Finish: Smoky, barrel, chocolate, espresso, caramel, tannins, dirty
  • Overall: This Caroni offers a complex and nuanced profile with elegant notes of vanilla, fruit, and spice, balanced by a smoky undercurrent and a lingering finish.

Reviewer's opinion

The Thompson & Brothers 1998 Trinidad Caroni 23yo is a standout expression from the Caroni Distillery, offering a smoother and more approachable profile compared to its tropical-aged counterparts. While it may lack the intense industrial notes that some Caroni aficionados adore, its elegant blend of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, and subtle smokiness makes it an enjoyable and intriguing rum. A rare gem for those who appreciate a nuanced and well-balanced spirit.

Alc. Volume
59.2 %
700 ml
Bottled Year
23 years
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