Papalin Jamaica (RX10641)
Papalin Jamaica is a limited release rum produced in Jamaica at the Multi Distilleries distillery. It was selected and bottled by the independent bottler Velier. It has an ABV of 47% and is aged for 7 years. The rum has mixed reviews ranging from 72-81/100, with most people finding it pleasant with a strong fruity nose, notes of rotting bananas, grilled pineapple, permanent marker, honey, oranges (almost like an orange curaao), and aftershave. Most reviewers find it to be good value for money.
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Already 151 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 7.9 out of 10. A total of 2 users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).Write a review
Mirko Frosini 🇮🇪
8 October 2022
A rum in my opinion inferior to the Hampden always Velier. A good rum, but a clone of the Hampden and therefore with little point of existence, besides its now overpriced price.
2 January 2023
oooh this is a really delicious jamaican. Very enjoable with a full impact of various fruits 😍 Alcohol is integrated very well.
12 January 2023
Nice, I like it and it’s a very polite introduction to Jamaican funk.
Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰
13 May 2022
I got both versions of this rum today and I just couldn't wait. This is a very good blend especially thinking that the price tag. You get a lot for your money. The nose is very fresh, funky and fruity with esters, grass, wood and very light vanilla. The palate is well balanced and feesh with fruit, esters, roasted wood and light vanilla and grass. The finish is long and has raisin, wood, chocolate and light vanilla. Leave the empty glas for a few hours and nose it again :-)
18 April 2022
On the nose a very pronounced fruitiness, which I had not expected so! Very beguiling!On the palate a brief presence of fruit then increased espresso, dark chocolate and young wood!But always there, something artificial, which I can not define exactly, but bothers me! The finish is relatively short and unspectacular!This extremely fruity nose gives it a few plus points, otherwise rather average
8 June 2022
I had read that the reduced version was disappointing. Well, I don't regret to have tasted it.It's a reduced but cool blend that is close to the Hampden 8 years old and the Younger.The Hampden is very present, with its usual characteristics.For the price of release, it's pretty cool.Edit: pretty cool this rum. The reduction has smoothed out the flavors but it's still a pretty decent entry for the price.
7 May 2022
Nose: initially a somewhat pale impression, a little fruit brandy (pear) and Jamaica (tropical fruit, Hampden?)Palate: I think I can taste the Clarendon profile. Solid but without surpriseAftertaste: more on the side of barrel and cocoa, less fruity.I'm glad not to have bought a whole bottle but only a sample.
6 September 2022
What is still enticing on the nose is very disappointing on the palate. The smell lures with nice Jamaican aromas and my first thought goes to Hampden, with the classic estery notes of banana, pineapple and a few other citrus fruits. Behind that, a spicy undertone that comes across as nutty and spicy and probably comes from WP. Overall, perhaps a bit unbalanced, but still versatile.On the palate, unfortunately, a bit thin, here clearly prevails the WP portion and offers little tropical fruit in addition to the nutty spice, which were still so pleasantly present in the nose. Mediocre blend, for me the sample is quite enough.
28 July 2022
Quite relaxed Jamaican, moderately complex but drinkable and pleasant notes of milk chocolate / mint / nut and winter baking spices. Finally, he does not convince me yet.
5 February 2023
The other day I already had the big brother in the glass, now times the diluted to 47%...Nose: all aromas finely balanced, nothing stands out, but everything sniffable. First there are unobtrusive, restrained esters accompanied by sweet and sour lemon and lovely mango. Seems a bit metallic. Mild honey and a bit of caramel add some sweetness, while there's still some freshness, not quite mint, not quite eucalyptus, but kind of in that vein. A deep draw brings out some vinegar. Slightly woody in the back. Relaxed. 78Palate: the esters are up front, but rather light and approachable. Bitter and tart at the start, towards lime or lime zest. It also seems slightly metallic here. Out the back it gets a bit woodier and still gets a pleasant sweetness from licorice. Unfortunately, only short in the finish. 78Totally too light for me, a bit too thin and too "harmless". Certainly, however, a good Jamaica starter.
14 May 2022
A blend of Hampden notes and green apple from Worthy Park. In the mouth a little copper and a lot of banana. In the finish, the taste changes a bit in raisin and mint.
9 May 2022
der ‚blaue’ im direkten Vergleich mit dem ‚roten‘: Der rote punktet etwas höher, da er trotz des höheren ABV runder wirkt. Der blaue ist mehr bei den vergorenen HD-Noten, der rote mehr bei den fruchtigen WP-Noten. Zum Ausgsbepreis beide eine gute P/L.
1 May 2022
I would never have estimated in the nose below 50%, very intense aromas, on the palate you notice it rather, but dominates here a refreshing lightness. Only with the mint note at the end I do not quite come clean. But for this again a cocktail could benefit
Maxime Checler 🇫🇷
30 November 2022
Magnifique nez mais la bouche ne suit malheureusement pas. Longueur absente qui s’estompe vite, après ça reste gourmand !
14 May 2022
Delicious - fruity fresh with main notes of green apple 🍏 and unripe banana 🍌.
27 May 2022
Sehr schöner, runder, ausgewogener Blend, bei dem Worthy Park deutlich dominiert. Hampden nimmt man eigentlich nur in der Nase wahr.
Jules Selected Spirits
25 May 2022
Price quality top
24 February 2023
Erstaunlich geschmacksintensiv für nur 47%. Hätte blind vermutlich auf ~55% geschätzt. Geruchlich, sowie geschmacklich dem Hampden Great House 2021 unglaublich ähnlich bei gerade mal ca. 50€/0,7l. In der Nase Naturjoghurt, Butter, Lack, überreife Früchte, Banane. Geschmacklich typisch Jamaika Ester, Banane, Kupfer, leicht röstig, holzig und ne gute Portion Vanille sowie etwas Muskat. Außerdem ein schöner langer Abgang. Freue mich schon sehr auf das Navy Proof Sample, könnte echt nen Highlight werden. Aber auch der 47%ige ist für den Preis ein absoluter No Brainer. Einfach Top. Leider ist mein Greathouse Sample schon leer. Ein Direktvergleich wäre interessant. Edit: Bewertung etwas nach unten korrigiert, damit der Kontext zu meinem anderen Tastings passt.
24 June 2022
The fruit note is well pronounced in the nose, but the finish is short and less spectacular. Something for certain friends - not the one you want to get rid of.
26 February 2023
Nose is fruity, with some pineapple and vanilla. Taste again some pinapple, vanilla and Wood.
4 February 2023
V dlouhém závěru cítím rozinky. Příjemný rum.
30 January 2023
Ottimo se preso al prezzo di uscito, ottimo al naso con un particolare chiodo di garofano
5 November 2022
Old judo matta
27 August 2022
OK, but a little subdued. The smell more fun than the taste.
5 November 2022
Tung smak , plommon