Hampden Estate Rum70cl / 46%
An historic release – one of a pair of pure single rums from Hampden Estate created in collaboration with legendary bottler Velier. Hampden's known for producing incredibly high-ester rums that are created using wild fermentation and packed full of funky fruity flavour. On top of that there's no added sugar, it's all distilled in pot stills and it's fully matured in the tropics: a combination that adds up to rum heaven.
Hampden Estate Rum Reviews
Nose: Pineapple, passion fruit and new-car leather. Candied and jellied fruit notes develop: papaya, guava, lime, Seville orange, blood orange and nectarine. Banana and toasted spice notes build, with prominent clove notes.
Palate: The spice and bananas lead: creamy banana pie with a generous dusting of ground clove and cinnamon. The banana remains as apples and pineapples roll in. Dark and weight oily notes sneak in behind.
Finish: Cinnamon spice and sweet banana fade to reveal apple jam and mint.
Comment: Layers and layers of fruit are carefully balanced by cream and a touch of dark and dirty oiliness.
3 Customer Reviews
Not impressed by this rum. Not getting any depth in the palate – frankly it's a bit lightweight.
Was recommended to me by a friend but it did not impress, I expected more depth. This reminds me of Irish whiskey. Clearly a quality rum but not my favorite.
This was a very welcome Christmas present. This is a very special run indeed packed with exotic fruit.