A rum? Yes, today we’re going to review a Rum rather than a whisky. This bottling is one of the exclusive Rum casks bottled exclusively for the Whisky Barrel, by Hunter Laing & Co. The Rum is 10 years old, bottled at a whopping strength of 64.1%, and comes from the Hampden Rum distillery, The rum was distilled in a Pot Still in November 2007 and bottled 2018 , with a total 290 bottles were drawn from the cask.
This is not an ‘easy’ rum at all, it’s funky, and very powerful, with an abundance of flavors, and hard-core Jamaican funk. Water is quite essential if you wish to enjoy it, and even after that it’s HUGE. I was quite overwhelmed at first, but then it grow on me, and I learned to enjoy the luscious exotic fruit salad, and even the ‘glue’. Not your everyday rum, It has quite a character and screams – I AM HERE! If you’re fond of Hampden Rums, then go for it, you’re in for a treat, if you prefer milder rums, or different profiles, oh well…
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