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Recommendable to most
Great nose somewhat unique but familiar at the same time. Have had something similar before. Not a super smooth sipper but great lingering flavor with medium alcohol burn on the finish. Something unique for the collection hard to find in US.
Although not my favourite, this is real quality stuff. Unsweetened, uncoloured, single pot-stilled rum. All ingredients declared, the standard Luca Gargano and Richard Seale are trying to get the industry to aspire to.
Great chunky bottle, neat lable, but plastic stopper.
Nose very funky, in keeping with the esters declared on the label. Gluey, acetone entry, fading into dried bananas.
In the mouth it's a beast, punching above its 46%. Alcohol and other volatiles kick your palate, there is a long spiritey finish, but a shortage of dried fruit and wood.
Bone dry, sweetness 1/5.
In the throat there is a burn that goes up your nose and follows down into your gullet.
This is not a subtle rum. It'll make you sit up and take notice of what is the craft of double retort pot stills. The complete opposite of Zacapa / El Dorado / Diplomatico.
I'm not sure whether I'd buy it again, but I loved the experience of unusual, but serious quality.
Tastes sort of like a blend between agricole (grassy tones) and whisky. It has quite a bite as well, at least it does not have weird chemical flavor.
Very smooth and ice taste. Notes of fresh grass and sugar cane juice. Finish medium to long. Not too dry. 100% pot still, no added sugar or color, as all rum should be.
Foul. Soap suds and lavender. Don’t even know if there was any burn because all I could taste was soap.
Might as well be whiskey.
Enjoyed 2 glasses of Hampden Estate Pure Single Jamaican 8y old Rum while in London. Pretty decent bottle and label design, unique for sure. Light amber color indicating very little added ingredients. Jamaican funkiness hits you right in the face with plenty of rubber and glue mixed with floral notes and grass. Quite a strong burn at the end.
If you really want to dive into what Jamaican rum is all about then this is great example. Granted, you might not want to start with this one since it's very funky but once you develop your taste buds you can't go wrong with this one.
On the nose you get some nuts and cinnamon as well as some hints of bananas. The first taste hits you get some more cinnamon but also pineapple and strong funk.
It has taken me awhile to appreciate Jamaican rum but I love it now and I love this rum!
Have had this bottle for a while on my Jamaican shelf.
This rum, together with its overproof brother, marking an historic moment for all rum enthusiasts loving the funky 100% pot still rum from Jamaica.
It’s complex, dry and intense. I think it’s hard to recognize the flavors cause it’s mostly nuances and notes, but I believe I detected vanilla, ginger, fruits and spicy nuances and some smokiness.
Picture: My Jamaican shelf & My opened bottle.
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