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4th Employees Dayanand „Yunkoo“ Balloon

Velier • Caroni

91 /10032 ratings
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1316 EUR

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Facts about the rum

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

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Summary

The 4th Employees Dayanand „Yunkoo“ Balloon was produced in Trinidad at the Caroni distillery. It was selected and bottled by the independent bottler Velier. It was distilled in 1998 from Molasses and then aged for 22 years. The rum is bottled at cask strength and has an ABV of 68,3%. This is a limited release and there are only 1180 bottles.

32 community members rated this rum with an average of 91/100. The rum smells like Tar, Vanilla and Oak, and on the palate there is Rubber, Tar and Intense.

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91 /10032 ratings
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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of 4th Employees Dayanand „Yunkoo“ Balloon is based on 32 user reviews. The RumX community has discovered the following associations:

Nosing associations

Tar Vanilla Oak Rubber Mango Smoky Menthol

Taste associations

Rubber Tar Intense Delicious Woody Menthol Leather

Finish associations

Smoky Licorice Rubber Tar Tannins Mango Oak

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Community comments

Already 32 users have rated this rum, leaving an average rating of 91 points. A total of 19 users have marked this rum as their favorite (90+ points).

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92/100

Un Caroni représentant le style lourd de la distillerie. Le nez est très intense au début avec les notes pétrolifères, fumées et épicées, puis gagne en subtilité après aération avec quelques notes fruitées, du caramel et de la noisette. L’attaque en bouche est puissante, lourde et très chaude avec les notes de goudron et de caoutchouc, le côté fumé et épicé est toujours aussi présent avec une pointe de cuir et d’amertume. On décèle tout de même des fruits rouges et des agrumes en embuscade, le rendant plus facile à boire. La finale est longue, sombre, fumée et boisée, les tannins viennent assécher le palais. Une pointe de mangue se fait également ressentir. Un Caroni rustre, complexe mais qui se dévoile bien plus après aération.

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93/100

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.

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89/100

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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92/100

Wie die beiden anderen aus der 4th Employee Serie auch, extrem kraftvoll. Diese Rums nehmen keine Gefangenen und sie nehmen einen wirklich voll in Beschlag. Schon die Farbe und der Geruch sind umwerfend, im Geschmack dann sogar eine leichte Mandelsüße oder Nussholz-Note. Aber natürlich überwiegt die dreckige Teernote. Meine Freundin schmeckte Autoreifen, aber nicht im negativen Sinne. Wirklich herausragende Abfüllungen.

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83/100

Im Glas eingeschenkt ist er in der Nase zunächst extrem zurückhaltend, man findet nicht die Fruchtigkeit des ersten Caronis in diesem Tasting. Im Mund zunächst Süße, doch dann kommt immer mehr – etwas Dreck, Gewürze, Alkohol. Im Abgang dann eine deutliche Bitterkeit. Komplex, durchaus spannend, aber nicht mein Favorit – und für mich weit entfernt von den abgefeierten Wertungen, die in einigen Blogs vergeben werden.

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93/100

In der Nase ist Lösungsmittel und irgendwie was dreckiges, vielleicht Teer oder ähnliches zu riechen. Leichte Gewürze und Obst im Hintergrund! Insgesamt aber sehr intensiv! Am Gaumen setzt sich dass Intensive fort: kurz etwas Süße, dann wieder das Dreckige, Holz, Pfeffer, irgendwie Leder und alles sehr intensiv, aber super angenehm! Auch im Abgang setzt sich dieses fort... mit der Zeit wird er auch leicht adstringierend.... Insgesamt eine Granate... bin schwer begeistert

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93/100

Wow, intensive und komplexe Nase. Die fast 70% stören überhaupt nicht. Als erstes hab ich Tabak und Vanille, eine deutliche Fruchtsäure, dir aber nicht nicht unangenehm ist. Geschwefelte, getrocknete Aprikose mit Johannisbeere und Dunkler Kirsche. Süße von Kristallzucker. Hinten ist da noch Menthol und Melisse. Auch wieder Wow. Komplex, intensiv, sehr lecker. Holzig und gleich Menthol und Süßholz, Lakritz. Hinten bekommt er noch etwas Malziges, röstiges, karamelliges. Ganz leicht weiches Gummi. An Fruchtigkeit bringt er Mirabelle mit und, interessant, Persipan. Sehr genialer Caroni.

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95/100

This the best 98 vintage I have tasted so far. The ganesh is delicious as well, but the Yunkoo is more emotional !

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92/100

Sehr gut im Old fashioned!!

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The distillery Caroni is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been rated 3,330 times with an average of 88/100.

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