Excerpt: Even at the high ABV it is very sweet and easy to sip, the complexity is great for such a young rum. As a sipper it is the type of thing you might only need one glass of. As a mixer its the type of insane loony juice that will cause you to lose a day or two. A rum and coke with this rum is simply divine. This is fantastic stuff. Well deserving of all the hype it has received!
Excerpt: I wasn’t surprised that the rum had such a long finish — at this alcohol level, it pretty much has to — but I was amazed that despite clocking in at over 61% alcohol, a full glass can actually be sipped on comfortably without too much trouble. That said, when used for its intended purpose — floats and flavor-boosting — it’s quite a valuable addition to your cocktail arsenal.
Excerpt: Overall, this is a great product. Its young, its brash and it lives up to all of the things I like about Hampden. This is phenomenal neat and also makes a great cocktail. Its well worth looking past the marketing garbage on the bottle/website and enjoying this for what it is: good rum.
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This is an independently bottled release of 6yr, pot still, Hampden rum. It is bottled by "Stolen" which is a hip, trendy, marketing buzzword laden operation being run in the USA. The label encourages you to "Drink it like its stolen"...whatever that means.
Massive ester blast. Honey, caramel, molasses, meaty BBQ, rich overripe fruits (namely banana, mango, plantain, pineapple). Absolutely loaded with that Hampden funk. Bit of ethanol.
Medium mouthfeel, mild heat for the proof. Sweet fruits, molasses, more overripe fruits, some meatiness here also. Pairs nice with notes of clove and allspice.
Long, sweet and rich. Lots of estery funk here blended with brown sugar and sweetness.
Overall, this is a great product. Its young, its brash and it lives up to all of the things I like about Hampden. This is phenomenal neat and also makes a great cocktail. Its well worth looking past the marketing garbage on the bottle/website and enjoying this for what it is: good rum.
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