Tag Archives: Trinidad rum

Caroni 100% Trinidad Rum Aged 15 Years by Velier

Caroni Aged 15 Years Rum Review by the fat rum pirateCaroni Aged 15 Years is the older brother of the Aged 12 Years I reviewed earlier.  Both bottlings by Velier standards are relatively inexpensive.

Both rums are example of the “heavy” style of Caroni/Trinidad rum.  Angostura do not produce “heavy” style rum under their own banner. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Jefferson’s 1785 Extra Fine Dark Rum

Jefferson's 1785 Dark Rum review by the fat rum pirateThe Jefferson family have a long and rich history in the rum world.  They were one of the first families to import sugar (and subsequently rum) to UK shores.  The family is preserved in history at the Rum Story attraction in Whitehaven, Cumbria.

I will spare you the history lesson and instead direct you to their website. I will instead focus on the rum under review rather than too much of the families history. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Bristol Classic Rum Providence Estate 1990-2012

imageIn late 2015 a curious bottling of Trinidad rum – Providence Estate arrived on the scene from Bristol Classic Rum.  It certainly caught my attention somewhat more than perhaps yet another Caroni offering.

Which turned out to be a bit of shame for me as this is in fact another Caroni Offering (we think)! Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Blended Golden Rum Aged 8 Years

Sainsbury's Trinidad Rum Review by the fat rum pirateSainsbury’s Golden Rum is a product of Trinidad and more specifically Angostura.  Sainsbury’s have long been stockists of Angostura’s 1919 rum.

This rum is aged for 8 years and is the oldest rum Sainsbury’s currently stocks, excluding the 1919.  It’s almost as if Angostura have introduced a direct competitor to the store.  Which does seem a bit strange. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Plantation Original Dark Rum

Plantation Dark rum review by the fat rum piratePlantation have become multi award winners in recent times and this entry level rum has been one of the companies success stories.  The Original Dark is a blend of rums from Trinidad given the unmistakable Plantation treatment.  Double ageing and “dosage”.

This rum has recently been re-formulated and re-packaged.  It also forms the basis of their much hyped Stiggin’s Fancy which is a Pineapple infused rum which is due for release sometime soon……I haven’t seen anything definite as yet. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

The Scarlet Ibis Trinidad Rum

The Scarlet Ibis rum review by the fat rum pirateThe Scarlet Ibis is the national bird of Trinidad.  Unlike the label and as the name suggests, The Scarlet Ibis is a bright red beauty of a bird.  This rum was originally commissioned by the Ultra Trendy New York bar “Death & Co.”.

The rum is blended using aged stocks of Trinidad rums and is released in limited batches when it becomes available.  As a result the rum can be quite difficult to find.  Once again I was able to source a bottle from The Whisky Exchange. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

Caroni 100% Trinidad Rum Aged 12 Years by Velier

Caroni Trinidad rum review the fat rum pirate VelierDistilled in 2000 from the last Trinidad molasses and bottled in 2012.  This rum from the famous Caroni Distillery has been bottled by Italian company Velier.

As my rum journey has progressed (I hope with my assistance some of you have a smoother journey than me!) I have read a great deal about the now defunct Caroni Distillery.  Caroni is famous for “Heavy Rum” and rums from the distillery can now fetch quite mind boggling prices.  I have been fortunate enough to pick up both this and a 16-year-old Caroni (The Ancient Mariner) for under £50 per bottle. Read more to see the fatrumpirate rating

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