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Velier Caroni 5th Employees Dhanraj „Dan“ Maharaj HTR 1996 25yr 66,3%

RX9143 Excellent 730 bottles Above 250€
“Exquisite Caroni with balanced, complex flavors; best of 5th Employees.”

The 5th Employees Dhanraj "Dan" Maharaj HTR is a limited edition rum produced in Trinidad at the renowned Caroni distillery. Distilled in 1996 from molasses, it was aged for 25 years before being bottled by the independent bottler Velier at cask strength with an impressive ABV of 66,3%. This rare release is limited to just 730 bottles. RumX users praise this rum for its intense and complex flavors, with tasting notes recognizing its caramel, oak, and rubber aromas. On the palate, it features elements of rubber, barrel, caramel, leather, and oak. Overall, the community appreciates this rum for its warm and full-bodied profile, making it a standout among the 5th Employees series. Give it some time to breathe and unleash its true potential, revealing notes of dark chocolate, mokka, and even some dried fruits. This Caroni release is a well-balanced and expressive addition to any rum connoisseur's collection.

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How does this rum taste?

Savor the Caroni complexity with the 5th Employees Dhanraj "Dan" Maharaj HTR Rum; it presents a unique balance of sweet molasses, roasted flavors, and spice. Hints of chocolate, herbs, and a surprising dry finish captivate the palate. A rare, approachable gem.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Caramel Oak Rubber Tar Chocolate Leather

Taste

Rubber Leather Barrel Smoky Caramel Oak

Finish

Smoky Caramel Chocolate Cappuccino Woody Tar

Community reviews

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8.8/10

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

Aroma

Oak Tropical fruit Rubber
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9.3/10

“For me from the series the best!”

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8.6/10

“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.”

Aroma

Vanilla Rubber Tar Caramel Dried fruit

Taste

Rubber Tar Soft Balanced Dry

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX9143
ABV
66,3%
Vintage
1996
Mark
HTR
Made from
Molasses
Age
25 years
No. of bottles
730
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

1,781 €
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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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