Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
J'au eu l'occasion de gouté bcp de rhum vieux provenant de Hampden et je n'ai jamais été déçu du résultat. Tous découlent de cette base et quel base!!! Incroyablement puissant et rond sur le végétal et la douceur de la canne à sucre avec ce coté trop mur intense. Moins complexe que le rhum bar mais se marie bien mieux avec du ginger beer et du coca.
Hampden estate jamaican pot still unaged white overproof, bottled at 63%, ester content of over 500 ppm while wray&nephew has somewhere between 100-200 ppm, so the "hogo" should be quite brutal.
Nose: toasted sugar, very strong funk and fruit aromas, blueberry most strongly, not so "rotten" as wray&nephew, quite lots of brine, subtle smoke and star anise aroma.
Taste: Huge punch of funky fruit and brine, very smoky. The fruit flavor is mostly reminescent of blueberry as other reviewer pointed out but i personally find it very enjoyable.
Finish: exceptionally smooth when compared to wray&nephew which has a brutal kick. Finishes on a dry briny palatte.
Overall: Best white overproof i have yet tasted, i personally prefer this to w&n but they are quite different, w&n has huge rotten tropical fruit taste with a brutal kick and this rum has more of a fresh blueberry forward fruit flavour without so much rotten or fermented fruit taste. Also this rum has quite big brine and smoke flavours which w&n doesnt have.
They are quite more difficult to compare than i thought since they are quite different but this rum is slightly more pleasant for me since it is so smooth.
Kräftiger Rum, auch im Geschmack
Leicht süss mit viel Fruchtigkeit.
Hat etwas von Obstbrand.
But, it's a really hot rum, as the name suggests. A mixer, not a sipper. If you want a sipping version of this rum style, Plantation Jamaica 2001 and 2002 appears to also be from Hampden.
There is no hiding this is a potent rum. But it has a nice finish which I can appreciate.
Min første oplevelse med hvid rom.
Frisk frugt agtig smag. Kort eftersmag. En kraftig rom, som dog hurtigt får ende.