We’ve got some form when it comes to Hampden Rum. This year we have already released a 17 year old with our friends at Berry Bros & Rudd – scoring an excellent 92 points on Whisky Fun. Then our 10 year old from our chums at Hunter Laing scoring 90 points also on Whisky Fun. So, we have high hopes for this new chap: Hampden 16 year old 2001, Kill Devil, Cask Strength 60.7%, exclusive to us at TheWhiskyBarrel.com.
So, Do We Have Another Funk Party?
We sure do. Our 10 year old was a bit of a beast. Strong and powerful right through. The 17 year old held a little more retrained, refined Hampden hogo. From a Pot Still, this new 16 year old gives us a bit of both. The ABV sits in the middle at 60.7% which helps to tame the funk on the heavy estery fruits notes on the nose, slightly. Tamed but not held back. The big hitting ripe fruits, pineapple and paraffin stream out in due course. The palate oozes molasses and heavy brown sugars with the Hampden dance of big fruits and sun kissed pineapples. The finish is that lingering sticky pineapple with a touch of sharp ester to extend it. This is like the our previous wild 10 year old has been suited and booted, but underneath remains the straight jacket. Another big hitting Hampden cask strength, single cask Jamaican Pot Still rum. Perfect for this sunny Scottish heatwave we have been having recently.
Exclusive to us at TheWhiskyBarrel.com and priced at around $90USD this is another great chance to explore full-on Jamaican rum. As a collection of Hampdens, we’re happy to sit this alongside our previous 90+ pointers.