This is an 18yr expression released by Kill Devil of Hampden rum. My previously highest rated rum is a 24yr Golden Devil (KL) Hampden. Can this compare?
Really full nose, rich sweet and funky. Meaty bbq ribs, overripe, rotting fruit. Caramel, vanilla, some toasted coconut. Really big and funky.
Medium mouthfeel, no real heat. Sweet, some ginger and rotting fruit. Rich and meaty with some white pepper also.
Short, some astringency. There isnt really much here which is disappointing. Usually, a great Hampden marker is how long is lingers. This one dries up and is on its way fairly quickly.
This was a good dram. It was several steps shy of phenomenal, though. The nose and palate were really pretty good but the finish was sort of a buzzkill.