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We are proud to present the first two official Single Pure Rums by Hampden Estate, distributed worldwide by La Maison & Velier. With these releases, Hampden Estate opens a new frontier for rum maniacs around the globe. These official bottlings underline a historic moment for the world of spirits, comparable to the arrival of the Single Malts of Islay in the 1980s.
One of the best distilleries in the world
Hampden Estate is one of the most incredible distilleries not only in Jamaica, but in the entire Caribbean region. Hampden has been released under its own name.
After more than 250 years, this is the first official Hampden Estate Rum.
Hampden Estate can be described as an endemic rum because of its terroir and way of production. It is impossible to be reproduced anywhere else. The distillery is located in the Trelawny Parish, the area that historically represents the Grand Cru of Jamaica and is characterized by a superb biodiversity. Nearby Cockpit Country is Jamaica’s most remote area, home to 26 species of native Jamaican birds, the largest butterfly in the western hemisphere, and the last Jamaican crocodiles.
Hampden Estate is as endemic to Trelawny as the wildlife surrounding it.
This liquid is a celebration of its terroir: oceans of sugarcane, natural spring water, wild fermentation with local yeasts, aged in its natural tropical climate. Hampden Estate produces some of the best rum in the world, based on 5 objective criteria :
1. Spring Water
Throughout the production process, Hampden uses only water flowing from a natural source that collects into an uncontaminated reservoir.
2. Wild Fermentation and the Art of High Esters
Hampden runs an extremely extended fermentation using natural yeasts. The distillery preserves the art of High Ester and produces rums using the same, unique and secret methods since the 18th century. The result is a spirit with an unmistakable aromatic profile, thanks to a very high level of esters.
3. 100% Pot Still
Hampden rums are batch distilled only in double retort copper pot stills.
4. Fully Matured in the Tropics
Hampden rums are aged for a full 7 years in the tropical climate which is comparable to an average of 25 years aging in continental Europe.
5. Natural Color & Sugar Free
Hampden distillery does not need to add anything to its rums.
They are good with no additives and are sugar free.
The hidden treasure is finally available:
Hampden Estate 46%
Hampden Estate Overproof 60%