CARONI Distillery (Trinidad) 18 yo – 1998 – 63,2%

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Kill Devil – Single Cask Rums – CARONI Distillery – Trinidad – RUM0085 – 233 bottles
Distilled : 12/1998 – Bottled : 06/2017 – Alcool : 63,2 %

 

 

Distillery

The Caroni rum distillery had been in business since 1918 in Trinidad but it was closed in 2002 due to industry consolidation, leaving Angostura as the only active distillery in Trinidad and Tobago.

In October 2008 the distillery still had an estimated 5300 casks of aged rum in stock which occasionally find their way to independent bottlers like Hunter Laing and their Kill Devil brand.


L’embouteilleur : Hunter Laing – une nouvelle société …… depuis la troisième génération.
Bien que seulement fondée et opérationnelle depuis 2013, Hunter Laing est la continuation de 60 ans d’expérience et de maîtrise dans le Whisky.
Stewart Laing, qui a donné sont deuxième prénom (Hunter) comme partie du nom de la nouvelle société est rejoint par ses fils Andrew et Scott, qui eux ont intégré leur propre société d’embouteillage indépendant Edition Spirits et sa marque First Editions dans Hunter Laing.
Nous sommes fiers les marques First Editions, Sovereign, Hepburn’s Choice et Distiller’s Art en whisky et Kill Devil en embouteillages single cask de Rhum font partie du portefeuille de La Boutique du Chemin.
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Notes de dégustation

From the bottler :

Nose : Diesel oil, black olives, tar.
Palate : Very fresh, gasoline with lemon juice.
Finish : Very long and salty with oranges.

Tastingnotes and comments by Serge Valentin (Whiskyfun)

Caroni 18 yo 1998/2017 (63.2%, Hunter Laing, Kill Devil, Trinidad, 233 bottles) Wish me luck!
Colour: amber.
Nose: it’s relatively soft at first nosing (forget about the alcohol), with notes of bourbon, vanilla, encaustic, cane juice… You’ll have to wait a bit before the olives, the coal tar and the diesel oil kick in. It seems to be rather complex, in fact. With water: oh, sandalwood, incense, pot-pourri, black olives, rose petals, Cuban cigars… Wonderful.
Mouth (neat): amazing. Sure it’s a tad too strong (an understatement) but the profile is fantastic, reminding me of some very old Long Pond I had tried a few years ago. Perfect combination involving fresh eucalyptus and mint, liquorice, bananas flambéed, and drops of seawater. Really perfect. With water: and it swims well. No wood gets in the way, the brine is perfect, the tar is perfect, the pineapples are perfect, and the olives are more than perfect.
Finish: very long, salty, olive-y, and yet rather fruity (ripe bananas and pineapples). Benzine in the aftertaste. Comments: kind of obvious. Reminds me of some of Velier’s. SGP:663 – 91 points.

 

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