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Hampden 8 Year Old Overproof

Lot: 004722
Hampden 8 Year Old Overproof
Hampden 8 Year Old Overproof
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Winning Bid: £52.00

Hampden 8 Year Old Overproof

Distillery:
Hampden
Age:
8 year old
Vintage:
n/a
Region:
Jamaica
Bottler:
Velier
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
60%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Operational
Production method:
pot still
Base:
molasses

Hampden 8 Year Old Overproof

The Hampden Estate was founded in 1753 by a Scotsman called Archibald Sterling, in the Queen of Spain valley of Jamaica’s Trelawny parish. For 250 years it remained family owned, selling rum to third-party blenders and independent bottlers. Mismanagement however meant that by 2003 it was in financial trouble, with the Jamaican government stepping in to assume ownership and some of its debt in order to preserve the jobs of its employees. They sold it in 2009 to the Hussey family’s Everglades Farms, who as first point of business began laying down the casks that would eventually become these first Hampden Estate labelled official bottling of the distillery’s rum, launched in collaboration with Velier in 2018. Famed for its heavy, ester-driven style, Hampden is joined by Worthy Park as the only two Jamaican distilleries that produce exclusively pure single rums (using only pot stills). It currently has four pot stills: two from Forsyths in Scotland, one from Vendome in Kentucky, and another from T&T Engineering in South Africa.

This Overproof version of the Velier-bottled 8 year old is slow fermented using naturally occurring 'wild' yeast and bottled without the addition of colour or sugar. 

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