Rare Cane Jamaica 2001 Cask Strength Pot Still Rum (Hampden) – 57.6%

Rare Cane Jamaica 2001 Cask Strength Pot Still Rum (Hampden) – 57.6% Stats: Inaugural release from independent bottler Rare Cane out of Washington state. This is a single cask expression of Hampden pot distillate from 2001 that aged in oak for 20 years in the UK and was released at cask strength, 57.6%, without additives orContinue reading “Rare Cane Jamaica 2001 Cask Strength Pot Still Rum (Hampden) – 57.6%”

5-Star Rums of 2022!

My 5-Star Rums of the Year! This past year I purchased or sampled well over 100 rums, reviewed 30 of those, of which I gave eight a 5-star rating, indicating I enjoyed it enough to want a back up bottle. For the sake of this list, I’m only including rums that were new to meContinue reading “5-Star Rums of 2022!”

Down Island Jamaica HD 2012 (Hampden) 10 Year – 60%

Down Island Jamaica HD 2012 (Hampden) 10 Year – 60% Stats: First Hampden release from new independent bottler Down Island from Hollywood, FL. This rum was distilled in Trelawney, Jamaica in a copper pot still in 2012, aged in American Oak (presumably ex-Bourbon – cask #66-03) for three years at origin followed by seven additionalContinue reading “Down Island Jamaica HD 2012 (Hampden) 10 Year – 60%”

Blackadder Raw Cask Finest Jamaica 2000 Hampden 14 Year – 57.4%

Blackadder Raw Cask Finest Jamaica 2000 Hampden 14 Year – 57.4% Stats: Independent bottling of a single cask Hampden distillate from September 2000 that aged 14 years continentally, rumored to be the LROK marque. Only 202 bottles were produced with no filtration or additives. Background: I first got to try this expression several years back in theContinue reading “Blackadder Raw Cask Finest Jamaica 2000 Hampden 14 Year – 57.4%”

Hampden 2011 Endemic Bird Series “Pewee” 9 Year LFCH – 61.2%

Hampden 2011 Endemic Bird Series “Pewee” 9 Year LFCH – 61.2% Stats: This was a limited edition bottling as part of the Trelawny Endemic Bird Series. Certain markets in the US and abroad received single casks (~250 bottles each) of different single marque expressions from Hampden Estate. These were all distillery releases, not IB’s, and pricedContinue reading “Hampden 2011 Endemic Bird Series “Pewee” 9 Year LFCH – 61.2%”

Faultline Jamaica Rum (Hampden) 14 Year vs 16 Year

Faultline Jamaica Rum (Hampden) 14 Year vs 16 Year I was fortunate enough to be sent a sample of the Faultline 16 year old Hampden from a fellow r/rum Reddit companion so I thought it would be fun to do a comparison of it to my 14 year old Faultline/Hampden. Here we go! ***** Faultline Jamaica RumContinue reading “Faultline Jamaica Rum (Hampden) 14 Year vs 16 Year”

Golden Devil Jamaica (Hampden) 12 Year Single Cask

Stats: K&L Wines Exclusive Single Cask pick under the Golden Devil label of a 12 year, continentally aged Hampden Estate C<>H marque (1300-1400 esters), bottled at 64.1% ABV, with only 290 bottles produced. Nose: Delightful fruit bouquet… fresh pineapple, mango, and banana, not of the typical rotting or overripe funk variety, but more of aContinue reading “Golden Devil Jamaica (Hampden) 12 Year Single Cask”