Hampden Estate Great House Distillery 2021 Edition rum

Hampden Estate Great House Distillery 2021 Edition

Jamaica | Aged | 55.0% ABV | Pot Still Distilled

17 ratings
Truly a fantastic choice

Rate Hampden Estate Great House Distillery 2021 Edition

Tap to Rate

Have an opinion about this rum?

Signup to rate this rum!

Advert Image

Advertisement | Go Premium to remove

Advert Image

Advertisement | Go Premium to remove

Review Images

User review image
User review image
User review image
User review image
User review image
User review image

17 Hampden Estate Great House Distillery 2021 Edition ratings

Sort by: Popularity | Newest | Oldest | Rating

rennerg 🇺🇸 | 39 ratings
Posted 5 months ago

I love high Hugo rum but only up to a point. Over a certain amount there’s a slight brackishness that arises in the finish that I can’t get into. Before trying Great House, the Hampden 8 was my favorite Jamaican rum due to the bold hugo without crossing the line. Great House takes things even closer to the line and finds the perfect balance of complexity while maintaining the hugo I can’t get enough of.

Kychy28 🇺🇸 | 25 ratings
Posted 6 months ago

9/10, that is a great blend of Jamaicas finest rums. It's not my favorite offeri g yet from Hampden but the bottle is fresh and I must revisit it in a few weeks

bpCLT 🇺🇸 | 7 ratings
Posted 7 months ago

Ordered this online since my local store wasn’t sure when or IF they would get it. VERY glad I did. I love Hampden 46. Probably my favorite rum out there and this is it ++++.

Imagine the 46 base layer with a bouquet of funky fun flavors on top. You get oak, tropical fruit, spice, and a lingering finish that I wish would last forever with cherry, oak, all the good things. I’ve been drinking a lot of Worthy Park recently and this could not be more opposite. While the nose tells you everything with WP, Great House nose only gives you a hint and then ask you back for more.

Run to buy this! Immediately!

Vince11881 🇺🇸 | 29 ratings
Posted 8 months ago

Bottom Line: Hogo Perfected!

Ever since my first taste of Rum Fire, I’ve been chasing that Haut Gaut Funk in every bottle of rum. I’ve chased it in Cachaca, and Agricole, and Clairin… and at times the esters have overwhelmed my palate in better ways than others. But never have they been so well restrained and highlighted for me than this bottle.

I was skeptical at first, feeling like aged runs often lose those wild notes I love, but this bottle has shown me otherwise!

The flavor is refined and yet full of the funk I’ve come to love. It’s a true sipper! Like a fine whiskey. If you LOVE Rum, and enjoy the funkiness that’s so uniquely to Jamaican Pot Still rums, with their inclusion of muck pits and dunder, you will NOT be disappointed with Hampdens most recent offering.

Jipla 🇧🇪 | 85 ratings
Posted 21 days ago

i was fortunate to find one of these bottles.
very complex taste, i like what hampden produces and stands for.
Great rum!

Kieron wood 🇬🇧 | 577 ratings
Posted 4 months ago

Tasted this while one that Hampden distillery tour in Jamaica...

Great house 2020
Papaya apples toffee caramel

Caramelised banana on the pallette,
Peanuts, cashew,

Mujuru 🇺🇸 | 128 ratings
Posted 4 months ago

This is a 50-50 blend of two Hampden molasses based, pot still, high ester marks: Diamond H and LFCH, of different ages. The exact aging here isn’t listed. But they have been tropically aged in exbourbon casks. Third party information seems to suggest the blend averages 7 years in age.

The nose is pretty pungent and extremely fruity. I get Overripe Bananas, Grilled Pineapple, Mango, Stewed Apples, Strawberry Jam, Blackberry Syrup, Crazy Glue (Air Fix), and Banana Pudding. It’s a fairly intense and delightful menagerie.

It took me several sips to capture the palate but it starts immediately with a strong Black Cherry Jam and sour wild Black Cherries (like you just picked them off the tree and popped them in your mouth). The wild cherry note here is pretty dominant. After that I get Bananas, the classic Hampden Apple Moonshine note, Kirschwasser, Oak, and Grilled Pineapple. Despite being not as strong as Great House 2020, this edition drinks hotter than its predecessor. It also drinks significantly more “Hampden” to my tastes than the 2020.

The finish here is quite long and enjoyable. I get Black Cherry Jam, Grilled Pineapple, Cherry Pie filing, and Strawberry Jam. Long afterwards I get light Cigar Ash, and finally Vanilla.

Overall this is a pretty tasty rum, and quite complex to match. It is significantly better than Hampden 8 Year and even better than Stolen Overproof to my tastes, but it comes up short in comparison to the 2020 Great House. It’s not that it is any less complex, it’s just that the notes don’t line up with my preferences near as much as it’s predecessor….Then again that’s not easy because Hampden Great House 2020 is one of my highest rated rums. Regardless, this is an excellent rum and the 2nd best Hampden distillate I have enjoyed to date. I have absolutely no regrets getting this bottle. It’s probably just short of “buy a backup” for me, but that’s only because I would just prefer the 2020 edition.

Short Description: An even fruitier take on the classic Hampden notes. If you like Hampden, this edition is for you. The most Hampden of the Hampdens.

Nose: (very fruity) Overripe Bananas, Grilled Pineapple, Mango, Stewed Apples, Strawberry Jam, Blackberry Syrup, Air Fix Glue, Banana Pudding

Palate: Black Cherry jam, Wild Black Cherries, Bananas, Apple Moonshine, Kirschwasser, Oak, Grilled Pineapple

Finish: (long) Black Cherry Jam, Grilled Pineapple, Cherry Pie filling, Strawberry Jam, long afterwards light Cigar Ash, Vanilla

ABV: 55%

Country of Origin: Jamaica

Distillery: Hampden Estate - Trelawny

Mr. Rumantic 🇩🇪 | 212 ratings
Posted 7 months ago

The Hampden Great House 2021 is a blend of pot still rums, which was allowed to be stored tropically in oak barrels for an average of 7 years. The vintage rum was bottled at 55% alcohol with no coloring, sugar or filtration. The rum is limited to 2400 bottles. It's probably a blend of <>H and LFCH.

The rum shows classic Hampden notes on the nose. Ester with fermented fruit, pineapple and banana. In conjunction with the glue, the rum brings a lot of funk. But there is also some sweetness and a nice spice as well as burnt wood. For me the best Hampden nose after the 1992 HLCF, as everything is wonderfully balanced here.

On the palate, the rum is immediately funky. The ester is on point. Fermented fruit with caramelized sugar. The adhesive is not too dominant. The rum has spice and the wood influence is higher in comparison to my Veliers Hampdens. This gives the rum more depth. The rum is intense and full-bodied. A nice sweetness accompanies the finish, which is controlled by round ester and beautiful wood notes.

I have to admit that I avoided the Great House hype for a long time as it is a blend. I was absolutely positively surprised. I have tried many High Ester Hampden over the last year. My LFCH was always my safe haven at the time, because even at a young age he seemed more balanced than his big brothers. The Great House 2021 is now taking it to the extreme. A perfectly balanced Hampden that has everything I want. Ester, funk but also a well-rounded drinking feeling. I find the a little low 55% more beneficial than problematic and the right decision. For me absolutely on point and it was affordable at around 100 euros. Luckily i got a bottle. Thanks for that to the RumX community. I'm looking forward to the 2022 edition.

Der Hampden Great House 2021 ist ein Blend aus Pot Still Rums, welcher im Schnitt 7 Jahre tropisch in Eichenholz Fässern lagern durfte. Der Jahrgangsrum wurde mit 55% Alkohol ohne Farbstoffe, Zucker oder Filtration abgefüllt. Der Rum ist auf 2400 Flaschen limitiert. Es ist wahrscheinlich ein Blend aus <>H und LFCH.

Der Rum zeigt in der Nase klasische Hampden Noten. Ester mit vergorener Frucht, Ananas und Banane. In Verbindung mit dem Klebstoff bringt der Rum viel Funk. Es kommt aber auch etwas süße und eine schöne Würze sowie gebranntes Holz. Für mich nach dem 1992er HLCF die beste Hampden Nase, da hier alles wunderbar ausgewogen ist.

Am Gaumen ist der Rum sofort funky. Der Ester kommt auf den Punkt. Vergorene Frucht mit karamelisierten Zucker. Der Klebstoff ist nicht zu dominant. Der Rum hat Würze und der Holz Einfluss ist höher als bei meinen Veliers. Dadurch bekommt der Rum mehr Tiefe. Der Rum ist intensiv und vollmundig. Eine schöne Süße begleitet den Abgang, welcher von runden Ester Noten und schönen Holz Noten begleitet wird.

Ich muss zugeben, dass ich dem Great House Hype lange aus dem Weg gegangen bin, da es ein Blend ist. Ich war absolut positiv überrascht. Ich habe im letzten Jahr viele High Ester Hampden probiert. Mein LFCH war in der Zeit immer mein Sicherer Hafen, da er auch mit wenig Jahren ausbalancierter wirkt, als seine großen Brüder. Der Great House 2021 treibt es nun auf die Spitze. Ein perfekt ausbalancierter Hampden, der alles mitbringt, was ich möchte. Ester, Funk aber auch ein rundes Trinkgefühl. Die 55% finde ich dabei eher förderlich und die richtige Entscheidung. Für mich absolut auf den Punkt und mit knapp 100Euro noch bezahlbar. Habe zum Glück eine Flasche bekommen. Danke dafür an die RumX Community. Freue mich auf die Edition 2022.

Smovens 🇺🇸 | 117 ratings
Posted 10 days ago

Very similar to the 2020, but I get a bit less rubber/oil and more fruity esters in this one. Still amazing, complex, and love it.

djswitch007 🇺🇸 | 25 ratings
Posted 3 months ago

I tasted the funkiness that comes with Jamaican rums, but it also had a nice dry, oaky flavor. It’s not sweet at all and has that high proof taste. I enjoyed it with lime and a splash of Coke.