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Velier Caroni 2000 Full Proof Heavy Trinidad 17yo 70.4% 700ml
Velier Caroni 2000 Full Proof Heavy Trinidad 17yo 70.4% 700ml

Velier Caroni 2000 Full Proof Heavy Trinidad 17yo 70.4% 700ml

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Velier Caroni 2000 Full Proof Heavy Trinidad 17yo 70.4% 700ml information

Discover the exceptional and intriguing Velier Caroni 2000 Full Proof Heavy Trinidad Rum, a rare and limited-release gem that will delight rum enthusiasts and collectors alike. This 17-year-old masterpiece, distilled in 2000 and bottled in 2017 by the renowned independent bottler Velier, boasts an impressive 70.4% ABV and hails from the legendary Caroni distillery in Trinidad and Tobago, which closed its doors in the early 2000s. Produced using molasses and a column still, this rum invites you to indulge in its distinctive and captivating flavors.

As you explore this exquisite rum, allow yourself to be enticed by its alluring aroma of chocolate, leather, caramelized orange peel, and tobacco. The sumptuous scent is just the beginning; venture further into a flavor profile dominated by bold notes of tar, rubber, nail polish, orange peel, and woody nuances. Masterfully balanced, this Caroni rum delivers a genuine dirty, woody, and spicy character that will leave you wanting more. The Velier Caroni 2000 is a true standout among fine rums, offering a deep and complex experience that reflects its cult status within the rum community.

This single cask bottling (#R4008) from The Whisky Exchange Exclusive collection features just 238 bottles and showcases an evaporation loss of over 75%, ensuring the utmost purity and honesty in its production—a hallmark of the Velier brand. On the nose, you'll find robust medicinal and smoky notes, transitioning to varnish, linseed oil, and tar, followed by delightful hints of baked goods, fruity peels, and muscovado sugar. The palate explodes with smoke, antiseptic, heavy oak, and Demerara bitterness, evolving into hedgerow fruits, homemade jam, chocolate orange, and a silky mouthfeel with spicy oak on the finish. This nuanced Caroni is a powerhouse that demands respect and rewards with a complex and fulfilling experience.


  • What makes Velier Caroni 2000 so special?

    The Velier Caroni 2000 is a limited-release rum distilled at the now-closed Caroni distillery in Trinidad and Tobago. With only 238 bottles produced, it boasts an impressive 70.4% ABV and a unique flavor profile that reflects the distillery's legendary status.

  • What is the ABV of Velier Caroni 2000?

    The Velier Caroni 2000 has a potent ABV of 70.4%, making it a full-proof rum that delivers a powerful and intense tasting experience.

  • How should I enjoy Velier Caroni 2000?

    This Caroni rum is best enjoyed neat or with a few drops of water to release its complex flavors and aromas. Due to its high ABV, it is recommended to savor it slowly and mindfully.

Tasting notes

  • Aroma: Leather, chocolate, tobacco, passion fruit, caramelized orange peel.
  • Taste: Leather, tar, nail polish, orange peel, woody nuances.
  • Finish: Oak, tar, barrel, bicycle tube, caramelized orange peel, glue.
  • Overall: The Velier Caroni 2000 is an edgy and complex rum, showcasing notes of leather, tar, and passion fruit alongside sweet caramel and spice, culminating in a dirty, woody, and spicy character that leaves a lasting impression.

Reviewer's opinion

The Velier Caroni 2000 17-year-old is a powerhouse of a rum that demands respect. Its nuanced profile features dominant hydrocarbons with hints of rubber and camphor, balanced by sweeter notes of caramel and spice. This rum delivers a unique and uncompromising experience that truly showcases the essence of the Caroni distillery's style, making it a standout choice for connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.

Alc. Volume
70.4 %
700 ml
Bottled Year
17 years
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