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5th Employees Dhanraj „Dan“ Maharaj HTR

Velier • Caroni

89 /10030 ratings
COMMUNITY RATING

Facts about the rum

Country
Distillery
Bottler
Name
5th Employees Dhanraj „Dan“ Maharaj
ABV
66,3%
Vintage
1996
Mark
HTR
Made from
Molasses
Age
25 years
No. of bottles
730
ID
RX9143
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Category
Rum

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Summary

The 5th Employees Dhanraj „Dan“ Maharaj HTR was produced in Trinidad at the Caroni distillery. It was selected and bottled by the independent bottler Velier. It was distilled in 1996 from Molasses and then aged for 25 years. The rum is bottled at cask strength and has an ABV of 66,3% and the mark is HTR. This is a limited release and there are only 730 bottles.

30 community members rated this rum with an average of 89/100. The rum smells like Caramel, Oak and Rubber, and on the palate there is Rubber, Barrel and Caramel.

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Community reviews

89 /10030 ratings
COMMUNITY RATING

What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of 5th Employees Dhanraj „Dan“ Maharaj HTR is based on 30 user reviews. The RumX community has discovered the following associations:

Nosing associations

Caramel Oak Rubber Tar Chocolate Tropical fruit Leather

Taste associations

Rubber Barrel Caramel Leather Oak Coffee Intense

Finish associations

Smoky Caramel Chocolate Cappuccino Woody Tar Burnt sugar

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Community comments

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86/100

This one caught me off guard because it was completely different from the rest. The nose had the wood with rubber and tar with fruit, vanilla and caramel, but I also found a minty note in there. Not as heavy in the typical Caroni flavours as the others. The palate complex and well balanced and at the same time soft and dry, an eye opener for me. Smoky wood and rubber, tar and fruity notes follow with chocolate and nice herbal notes trailing behind. The finish is very dry with rubber, dried fruit and chocolate. This one needs to rest for at least 15 minutes or more to release its full potential.

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90/100

Surpris par le profil ressemblant aux Ron espagnols mais très bon.. le reproche est sur le fait que la finale soit courte et laisse une impression de pas assez . Outre cela le nez est superbe. Ce mélange chocolat et herbes et franchement surprenant...

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87/100

Plus équilibré que les autres de la 5ème série Employees. Pas très marqué pour le côté Caroni mais intense, boisé et agréable.

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91/100

Eine sehr, warme und volle Caroni-Nase. Das ölige Karamell verleiht die Aura eines tropisch gereiften Demeraras. Sehr, sehr gediegen, nicht besonders komplex. Ein Wahnsinn im Mund, ölig, voll, sehr komplex. Ein Gewürzbasar. Der Rum bleibt lange im Mund, was sehr schön ist. Ein Wahnsinn auch, was mit den fünften Employees abgeliefert wurde. Am besten gefielen mir der Dan, dicht gefolgt vom Breeze. Schade auch, dass von diesen Flaschen kaum jemals eine geöffnet werden wird.

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89/100

Für mich aus der Serie der Beste!

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89/100

die 5th Employees Serie nochmal alle drei zusammen verkostet. An der Nase sind sich Dan und Breeze sehr ähnlich, mit Trockenfrüchten, Karamell, Wachs und Politur. Der Roop wirkt hier ein wenig frischer (floraler) wenn man das bei Caroni überhaupt so nennen kann 😉 Am Gaumen hat der Breeze ein wenig mehr Komplexität zu bieten als der Dan, der sehr stark auf der röstig-verkohlten Schiene unterwegs ist. Der Breeze dagegen kann mit mehr ‚Werkstatt‘ und mehr Süsse aufwarten. Der Roop tanzt auch am Gaumen aus der Reihe, er kommt nicht so brachial daher.

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97/100

Für mich der beste von den 5th Release aber ich muss sagen, dass mir alle drei sehr gut gefallen.

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88/100

Im Glas ist dieser Rum recht dunkel. Auch hier rieche ich nicht viel Dreckiges, er ist geradezu weich. Hätte ich im Blindtest vermutlich nicht einem Caroni zugeordnet, wobei es den prototypischen Caroni ja gar nicht gibt. Hier schmeckt man weniger verbrannten Zucker, dafür viele Kräuter. Zum Schluss sehr trocken. Nach einer Weile im Glas entfaltet er Aromen von dunkler Schokolade und Mokka. Auch dieser Rum profitiert von der längeren Zeit zum Atmen und gewinnt an Komplexität.

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85/100

Klarer Sieger unten den 5th Employees. Kommt aber nicht in die Caroni-Oberklasse.

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About the distillery

The distillery Caroni is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been rated 3,048 times with an average of 88/100.

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