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Velier Caroni 1996 Employees Edition 2nd Release David Sarge Charran Velier 23yo 66.5% 700ml
Velier Caroni 1996 Employees Edition 2nd Release David Sarge Charran Velier 23yo 66.5% 700ml

Velier Caroni 1996 Employees Edition 2nd Release David Sarge Charran Velier 23yo 66.5% 700ml

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Velier Caroni 1996 Employees Edition 2nd Release David Sarge Charran Velier 23yo 66.5% 700ml information

The Velier Caroni 1996 Employees Edition 2nd Release David Sarge Charran is a tribute to the employees of the now-closed Caroni distillery in Trinidad. This exclusive rum, distilled in 1996 and aged for an impressive 23 years before being bottled in 2019, captures the essence of the historic distillery. With an angel's share of over 88%, it was necessary to bottle this collection before further aging could compromise its intensity.

David "Sarge" Charran, a dedicated employee of Caroni for 28 years, is honored in the naming of this edition. The Caroni distillery, which closed in 2003 due to a sugar industry crisis, managed to preserve some of its unique rums in casks which were later acquired by Velier. This assemblage is a blend of heavy rums from Caroni, distilled in 1996 and bottled at cask strength of 66.5% ABV. In 2019, the aging process was concluded due to the rum's profound intensity. During the "Caroni Ceremony," a group of 26 rum enthusiasts gathered to taste the remaining casks, making this rum a true piece of history that encapsulates the distinctive flavors of the Caroni distillery.


  • What is the age of Velier Caroni 1996 Employees Edition 2nd Release David Sarge Charran?

    This rum is aged for 23 years.

  • When was the Velier Caroni 1996 Employees Edition 2nd Release David Sarge Charran distilled and bottled?

    It was distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2019.

  • How many bottles were produced?

    Only 953 bottles were produced.

  • What is the ABV (Alcohol by Volume) of this rum?

    The ABV is 66.5%.

  • Where is the Caroni distillery located?

    The Caroni distillery is located in Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Who is David "Sarge" Charran?

    David "Sarge" Charran was a long-time employee of the Caroni distillery for 28 years, honored in the naming of this edition.

  • What makes this rum special?

    This rum is a part of the Employees Edition series, honoring the legacy of the Caroni distillery and its employees. It offers an intense and complex profile with a blend of heavy rums, bottled at cask strength.

Tasting Notes

  • Aroma: Raisin, tar, mint, toffee, phenol
  • Taste: Tar, mint, dark chocolate, toffee, licorice, delicious, full-bodied
  • Finish: Mocha, dry, spicy, minty, dark chocolate, rubber, ginger, woody, menthol
  • Overall: This rum offers an intense and complex profile, blending powerful notes of tar, fruit, and spices with sweet and spicy undercurrents.

Reviewer's Opinion

Reviewers have highly praised the Velier Caroni 1996 Employees Edition 2nd Release David Sarge Charran for its formidable complexity and exceptional quality. The rum is described as having a rich, powerful nose with notes of tar, asphalt, underlying fruit, and light caramel. The flavor profile is intense with astringency, filling the mouth and then revealing a deep complexity of tastes and aromas. It has a very long and pleasant finish.

While it is heavy and intense, some reviewers note that it is a bit lighter on the rubber and tar notes compared to other Caroni offerings, making it well-balanced. The presence of light fruit and caramel is particularly appreciated. Menthol associations and woodiness add to its high quality. Overall, it is considered one of the best Employee-Releases, earning high praise and points from rum enthusiasts.

Alc. Volume
66.5 %
700 ml
Bottled Year
23 years
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