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Velier Caroni 4th Employees Balas „Brigade“ Bhaggan 1998 22yr 68,4%

RX7336 Very good 1,158 bottles Above 250€
“Rich, woody, tropical fruits with a hint of Caroni's signature tar, balanced by floral notes when water is added.”

The 4th Employees Balas „Brigade“ Bhaggan is a highly sought-after rum from Trinidad's Caroni distillery, bottled by Velier after being aged for 22 years. It is distilled from molasses and bottled at a cask strength of 68.4% ABV, with a limited release of just 1,158 bottles. This distinctive rum features intriguing aromas of tar, caramel, barrel, orange peel, and glue. Users praise its flavors of vanilla, bacon, meaty, oak, and fruity notes. Opinions may vary, but many appreciate the harmony of the long-lasting finish combined with fruity nuances and smoky wood. This rum is an excellent choice for those looking to explore the Caroni's distinctive profile, and it brings a unique and complex tasting experience that leaves a lasting impression.

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How does this rum taste?

A symphony of tropical fruits and Caroni's signature smokiness, this bold 22-year rum tantalizes with nuanced woody, spicy, and floral notes. Best enjoyed with a splash of water to soften its intense 68.4% that harmonizes its robust flavors.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Tar Barrel Caramel Leather OrangePeal Glue

Taste

Vanilla Bacon Meaty Woody Oak Fruity

Finish

Barrel Tar Meaty Smoky Herbal Leather

Community reviews

8.6/1043 ratings
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8.7/10

“This Caroni kicks off with fruit and spices and once it has rested it release tar, caramel and light rubber. The palate is equally convincing with fruits and smoky wood and spices followed by chocolate and a wonderful floral note. The finish is very long with smoky wood and tropical fruits, spices and again the blissful floral note.”

Aroma

Orange Grapefruit Tar Caramel Dried apricot

Taste

Vanilla Floral Lemon Berries Dark chocolate
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8.4/10

“In the glass I am initially surprised: In this Caroni I smell pronounced fruity notes, which I do not necessarily associate with the brand. It resonates to the honor but also a touch of machine hall, but really only subtly. Imagine peeling a tangerine at night at a gas station. In the mouth, I clearly taste burnt sugar, some licorice and lots of wood. Overall, the rum only lingers on the tongue for so medium length. Even after more than an hour in the glass, the fruit notes remain. For the crass Caroni nerds, the 1998 Balas Bhaggan is probably nothing. It sc”

Aroma

Caramel Tar Barrel Mandarin Marmalade

Taste

Bacon Vanilla Tropical fruit Toffee Oak
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8.4/10

“Top Nase. Am Gaumen etwas zu trocken. Gehört aber trotzdem zu den Gewinnern des 1998er Jahrgangs.”


What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX7336
ABV
68,4%
Vintage
1998
Made from
Molasses
Age
22 years
No. of bottles
1158
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

1,253 €
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About the Caroni distillery

The Caroni distillery is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been reviewed 6,323 times with an average of 8.8/10.


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