Hampden Estate Great House
Hampden Estate Great House Rum at Third Base Market & Spirits
Third Base Market & Spirits proudly presents Hampden Estate Great House Rum, a limited-edition release hailing from one of Jamaica's most esteemed distilleries, Hampden Estate. Known for their high-ester, aromatic rums, Hampden Estate has a storied history dating back to 1753. This luxurious spirit epitomizes Jamaican rum-making, elevating it to a craft that reaches the pinnacle of complexity and flavor.
- Name: Hampden Estate Great House Rum
- Type: Jamaican Pot Still Rum
- Age: Aged for a minimum of 8 years
- Region: Trelawny, Jamaica
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 59%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
Upon pouring, the rum showcases an enticing amber hue with brilliant clarity. The liquid demonstrates medium-to-high viscosity, forming slow-moving legs on the sides of the glass.
The nose reveals a symphony of tropical fruits—mango, banana, and pineapple—intermingled with notes of sweet molasses, leather, and the distinctive "funk" that is the hallmark of high-ester Jamaican rums. A subtle undertone of toasted oak and spices like clove and allspice add an additional layer of complexity.
The first sip confirms the nose's promises and expands upon them. Your taste buds are immediately hit by a harmonious blend of rich molasses, overripe fruits, and brown spices. In the mid-palate, flavors of dried fruit, tamarind, and a touch of brine unfold, complemented by a gentle oakiness. The higher ABV manifests not as harshness, but as a heightened intensity of flavors, filling the palate with a mosaic of complex notes.
The finish is exceptionally long, leaving traces of burnt caramel, spiced oak, and tropical fruits lingering on the palate. The rum retains its intense flavors through the end, with a warm but not overwhelming alcoholic warmth that is a testament to its balanced craftsmanship.
Hampden Estate Great House Rum provides an immersive experience into the high-ester world of Jamaican rums. This is an exceptionally well-balanced spirit that resonates with complexity from the first sniff to the long-lasting finish. It is a rum that invites rum connoisseurs and novices alike to delve into its intricate layers, leaving a lasting impression long after the final sip. Third Base Market & Spirits is delighted to offer this limited edition masterpiece as part of our curated selection of world-class spirits.