Caroni 16 Year Cask Collection (A.D. Rattray)
A.D. Rattray Cask Collection // Trinidad & Tobago
Although well-respected Scottish independent bottler A.D. Rattray is best known for their whisky lineup, they also dabble in rum. Having purchased a large supply of 1997 distilled rum from the now-defunct Caroni distillery in Trinidad, they’ve continued to age them and slowly release limited bottlings of ever increasing age statements--in this case, 16 years. They’re all effectively single-cask expressions, and there can be significant flavor differences across casks.
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
"This is a no holds barred, heavyweight rum. The color is a deep amber, and the nose is redolent of leather, tobacco, and a sweet, diesel-like funk similar to St. Lucian rums. It’s hard to believe this came from a column-still. The first sip explodes with full-bodied, oily, smoky flavor-- the rum equivalent of a super-peaty Scotch. There’s no middle ground – you’ll either love or hate this rum. The finish is ridiculously long-- several orders of magnitude longer than your average spirit."