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Jamaica is the third-largest island in the Caribbean. Originally home to the Taino people, the island came under Spanish rule in 1464 and was reconquered by England in 1655, becoming an essential source of sugar and rum; part of the region’s plantation economy. The Royal Navy relied on the island’s rum for their daily liquor rations!
And although the country gained independence in 1962, the island’s rum is still the very essence of British-style sugarcane spirits. Rum here is dark, it can’t contain added sugar, and it’s notoriously aromatic.
Jamaican rum has high amounts of esters, fruit aromas fondly known as “funk,” proper of slow fermentations, often relying on native yeast, and extended oak ageing. Adding “dunder” or the leftover deposits precipitated after distillation into the new batches is also typical in Jamaica and is the source of the spirit’s fragrant intensity and complexity. Large copper stills also play a role in the island’s sugarcane spirit.
There are six major distilleries in Jamaica, led by Appleton State and Hampden Estate, and a GI or Geographical Indication protects the rum’s identity since 2016. The country’s rum quality is better than ever, especially for rum distilled and bottled on the island — a long-lasting tradition of blending (and adulterating) Jamaican rum overseas is still prevalent but now frowned upon.
Dark, full-bodied and complex, there’s no doubt Jamaican rum has character. This might very well be the finest example of English-style rum: no added sugar and high ester levels make Jamaican rum crowd-pleasing delicious.
Top rated Jamaica rums
Top review from Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰:
"This is a true masterpiece well worth the 100 score and also the high price tag. Though it has a very high proof, which you of corse can taste, it explodes in your mouth. A very long and complex finish that just keeps going. "
Top review from Jakob:
"Is often called the King of Hampden - and especially in direct comparison with other representatives of the already extremely exciting 1993 vintage, the outstanding quality becomes more than clear. The balance can only be described as famos - here nothing negative stands out: overripe fruits meet vanilla, caramel sweetness, dark spices and light roasted aromas. Superb!"
Top review from Anton Krioukov:
"What a pleasant and intense experience! This rum is crisp, bold, and surprising with each sip. It is light in both color and wood notes, considering it’s been in the cask for 19 years, but if you’re looking for funky rums, this is it! This rum brings lots of fruit, funk, and there’s everything you would expect from a high ester rum of this caliber."
Top review from Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰:
"Price to quality can be argued but the quality can't. A very fruity, intense and well balanced rum. I like the roasted wood on the profile, nicely balanced without being dominant. ABV is very well integrated."
Top review from Galli33:
"Classic high ester Hampden 😍 Lovely funky nose of ester, glue, nail polish, fruit basket and a bit of wood. Funky, dry, delicious in nose where you’ll find all the notes again. Very smooth finish. Alcohol is integrated very well. The wood is integrated in a nice way and never become rampant. Unfortunately hard to find now… the price tag exploded too…"
Top review from Giorgio Garotti:
"Perhaps one of the best rums I've tasted!A really nice experience!A really intense and complex rum that changes minute by minute, with an endless finish!For those who have the chance and absolutely a must try!"
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All rums from Jamaica
- six friends Single Pot Still Rum Virgin Oak Casks 3yr 50,8% RX15847
- Zéro Nine Spirits Worthy Park Rhum Série Samouraï 2012 10yr 62,6% RX15937
- Zéro Nine Spirits Long Pond Série Geisha N°1 (1er Anniversaire Clos des Spiritueux) ITP 2006 17yr 60,1% RX17199
- Zéro Nine Spirits Blend Jamaïque 58,3% RX15938
- ZANDOLI Premium Dark Rum 40% RX13693
- Wüstenfuchs Old Jamaica Rhum Delva Rommel Schnaps RX3478
- Wu Dram Clan Long Pond Jamaican Rum LPS 2001 22yr 56,3% RX15770
- Wu Dram Clan Finest Jamaican Rum 25yr 50,1% RX10779
- Worthy Park WPE Duo - unplugged WPE Unaged 60% RX11717
- Worthy Park WPE Duo - ARRANGEMENT WPE 2020 1yr 60% RX11716
- Worthy Park The Funk 50% RX9764
- Worthy Park Special Cask Series Port 2010 10yr 45% RX9802
- Worthy Park Special Cask Series Madeira 2010 10yr 45% RX9803
- Worthy Park Special Cask Series (Cognac Finish) 2011 11yr 55% RX15593
- Worthy Park Special Cask Series (Calvados Finish) 2012 10yr 45% RX15595
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