Once again, we’ve searched through the best bottles in the rum world and recruited some of the finest minds in the business to help us choose The Whisky Exchange Rum of the Year.
It was a difficult choice to make, but we are thrilled to announce our Rum of the Year for 2024 is Hampden Estate Eight Year Old Rum.
Rum Of the Year
(£85.64 per litre)
Silky, smooth and tropical, this eight-year-old rum from Jamaica’s Hampden Estate distillery is produced with the same techniques that were used when it was founded in the 18th century. Matured for eight years in Jamaica’s tropical climate, it embodies the aromatic complexity and vibrant fruitiness that Hampden Estate is known for, making it a great all-rounder. A medley of ripe banana, allspice, orange zest and baked apple aromas fill the nose, complemented by notes of ginger, vanilla, dark chocolate, praline and roasted coffee beans throughout the palate.
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One of the oldest sugarcane plantations in Jamaica, Hampden Estate has been producing rum since 1753, specialising in heavy pot still rums with a vibrant, funky character. The distillery lies in Trelawny Parish, near the town of Falmouth, and has changed very little since the 18th century when it was built. Using four copper pot stills, the oldest is a John Dore still installed in 1960, Hampden Estate has maintained its full-bodied style, helped by the addition of sugarcane vinegar during fermentation, creating its unmistakably aromatic character.
Hampden Estate 8 Year Old RumGift Box
(£85.64 per litre)
Hurricane Overproof Manx White RumOutlier Distilling Company
(£65.64 per litre)
Le Rhum Agricole Blanc Par Neisson
(£59.29 per litre)
Chairman's Reserve Original Rum
(£41.79 per litre)
Eminente Reserva 7 Year Old
(£69.64 per litre)
Mount Gay Black Barrel Double Cask Blend
(£58.93 per litre)
(£80.95 per litre)
Try all three winners and see why they are our favourites of the year. Whisky from one of Scotland’s most versatile distilleries, a bold and funky rum from Jamaica and a spicy Australian gin – a trio of exciting and (more importantly) tasty bottles.