That’s right. As we head right in to the chilly depths of Winter here in Scotland, we want to warm you up. Once again we’ve teamed up with the fine folks at Berry Bros & Rudd to bring you some Hamdpen Rum funk. But not just one. We have two new and exclusive single cask Hampden Jamaican rum for you. Sister casks too. Both are a 2000 vintage. Aged 17 years. And both big hitting ABV at 57.2% and 58.1% respectively. So, without further ado, we bring you you the double hogo:
Vibrancy in Fruit
Hampden rum is widely known as a big hitting and flavoursome spirit. In fact you experience this the very moment you open a bottle. The room will quite literally fill with immense fruity, vibrant and smile inducing aromas. A pot still rum and a reputation for very high ester counts, this is a rum that is well suited to the whisky lover. The levels of complexity, depth and nuances of flavour are remarkable. This pair of single casks which have been bottled exclusively for us by Berrys, are no different.
But the most interest aspect of this pair despite their all but identical details, is their stark difference. Without doubt you need to spend a bit of time with them to really appreciate and pick up the variations. But this is why single cask rum like this is so interest. And why they are a treat for whisky and rum fans alike.
Hampden 17 year old, 2000, Jamaican Rum, Single Cask #27, 57.2%
With a slightly lower ABV at 57.2%, cask #27. There is one is a little more spirit driven. In a good way. And the pineapples! Intensely fruity, exuding overripe tropical fruit. An incredible Jamaican Pot Still rum. Without doubt this has the funk. All the elements of sharp bright fruits and scything notes of paraffin and acetone. Ooft! Just 194 bottles of this fella – Hampden 17 year old, 2000, Jamaican Rum, Single Cask #27, 57.2%
Hampden 17 year old, 2000, Jamaican Rum, Single Cask #54, 58.1%
We’ll call this the older sibling. Higher ABV -58.1% -and higher cask #54. As we’ve said, it follows the same flavour profile as its sibling. But there is a difference to be found. Big, bold powerful Jamaican rum. This is the apotheosis of fruity funk. Cask #54 seems to have a little extra layer. That little bit more depth that really empathises some weight overripe fruit. You may be excused for blindly thinking it was a little more aged. Fewer bottles with just 189 of this one – Hampden 17 year old, 2000, Jamaican Rum, Single Cask #54, 58.1%
Without doubt we have the funk on for Christmas. These will whisk you away to tropical climbs. Winter warmers.