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Velier Caroni 4th Employees Dayanand „Yunkoo“ Balloon 1998 22yr 68,3%

RX7340 Excellent 1,180 bottles Above 250€
“Complex, bold Caroni with intense rubber, tar, and smoky sweetness.”

The 4th Employees Dayanand „Yunkoo“ Balloon is a remarkable rum produced in Trinidad at the Caroni distillery and bottled by independent bottler Velier. Distilled in 1998 from Molasses, aged for 22 years, and bottled at cask strength with 68.3% ABV, this limited release of 1180 bottles offers an intense and complex experience. Users describe the nose as intense, featuring tar, vanilla, oak, rubber, and mango. The flavor also boasts rubber, tar, wood, and even a hint of almonds, making it a true gem for rum enthusiasts. This rum earned high praise from the community for its complex yet enjoyable profile, with a long, warming finish that showcases smoky oak, rubber, and surprising mango notes. A truly outstanding Caroni rum that unveils its full potential after aeration, it's a must-try for those seeking a unique and emotional rum experience.

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How does this rum taste?

A bold Caroni with a symphony of tar, rubber, and oaky spices. Surprising notes of vanilla, fruit, and menthol shine through the robust profile, creating an intense but balanced experience. Complex yet harmonious, a true heavyweight with a lingering smoky finish.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Tar Smoky Oak Rubber Vanilla Menthol

Taste

Rubber Tar Intense Woody Menthol Licorice

Finish

Smoky Tar Licorice Rubber Tannins Mango

Community reviews

9.0/1050 ratings
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9.2/10

“A Caroni representing the distillery's heavy style. The nose is very intense at first, with notes of oil, smoke and spices, then gains in subtlety after aeration with some fruity notes, caramel and hazelnut. The attack on the palate is powerful, heavy and very warm, with notes of tar and rubber. The smoky, spicy side is as present as ever, with a hint of leather and bitterness. Still, red fruits and citrus fruits lurk in ambush, making it easier to drink. The finish is long, dark, smoky and woody, with tannins drying out the palate. A hint of mango also makes itself felt. An unpolished, complex Caroni that reveals much more after aeration.”

Aroma

Tar Vanilla Rubber Smoky Menthol

Taste

Smoky Spice Tar Rubber Warm
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8.6/10

“Ich hatte gestern die einmalige Gelegenheit diesen Rum mit anderen 98er, unter anderem den Paradise #2 zu vergleichen. Im Vergleich zu dem Paradise ist dieser ganz anders, sehr brachial mit hohem Alkoholgehalt der nicht perfekt eingebunden ist, wird mit der Zeit milder, schöne Menthol-Noten!”

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9.3/10

“Had a very nice Caroni employee tasting just across the border at a friend's place. He has the entire collection in several copies, so I could have a go at hose i haven't tried yet. This one is very nice and a heavy one of its kind. The nose is intense and complex, but after resting it starts to settle and a lot of flavours are eminating. The typical Caroni flavours are there with rubber and tar on top of oak and fruit. Trailing behind i find a smoky note and some vanilla. The palate really kicks it up a notch. Intense and heavy with rubber, tar and oak in the front followed by fruit and leather and a bit of vanilla. The finish is long and warming with smoky oak, rubber and some mango.”

Aroma

Mango Citrus Rubber Tar Oak

Taste

Intense Heavy Citrus Pineapple Mango

What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX7340
ABV
68,3%
Vintage
1998
Made from
Molasses
Age
22 years
No. of bottles
1180
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

1,261 €
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About the Caroni distillery

The Caroni distillery is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been reviewed 6,610 times with an average of 8.8/10.


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