Hampden Estate Great House Rum 2021
Hampden Great House 2021 is the third release of the exclusive distillery edition. The profile is distinguished and firm. A refined nose of the cocoa bean, acacia and ripened pineapple. The palate is taut and lively. Richly herbaceous, bright verbena, and rosemary. The finish is persistent. Fresh pastry, coriander, lime and honeysuckle.
Velier was founded by Casimir Chaix in Genoa in 1947 as a wine and spirits importer and distributor. By the 1980s they were still a small family-company with less than ten staff. This all changed in 1986 when it was purchased by Luca Gargano, a former brand ambassador for Saint James who was at the time still in his twenties. Under his direction, they selected their first single cask whiskies in 1992, and their first rum in 1996. In the decades that followed, Velier have gone on to become one of the most collectible brands in the industry, and Gargano has positioned them as the one of the foremost authorities and bottlers of rum anywhere in the world.
The renowned Hampden Distillery is located in the Trelawny Parish in the north west of Jamaica, an area historically representing the grand cru of Jamaican rum, characterized by an incredible biodiversity.
Hampden Estate has been in continuous operation since its founding in 1753, making it one of the oldest estates in the Caribbean.
It has maintained the same production methods and techniques for the last two centuries, such as the use of its own spring water, prolonged fermentation time with wild yeasts, tropical ageing, no added colorants and sugar, and distillation exclusively in pot stills.
With these rums, Hampden Estate have created their very first aged distillery releases in 265 years, which both celebrate the uniqueness of Jamaican rum production and present Hampden to the world stage. A global premiere.
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