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Darkwood Single Cask (Cognac Finish)

Heroes & Heretics • Hampden

65 /1003 ratings
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55 EUR

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Facts about the rum

Country
Distillery
Brand
Darkwood
ID
RX10959
ABV
51%
Vintage
2016
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Pot Still
Age
5 years 7mo
No. of bottles
300
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 100€
Category
Rum

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Summary

The Darkwood Single Cask (Cognac Finish) was produced in Jamaica at the Hampden distillery. It was selected and bottled by the independent bottler Heroes & Heretics. It was distilled in 2016 from Molasses with a Pot Still and then aged for 5 years 7mo. The rum has an ABV of 51%. This is a limited release and there are only 300 bottles.

3 community members rated this rum with an average of 65/100. The rum smells like Sour cherry, Overripe and Banana, and on the palate there is Banana, Coconut and Salty.

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65 /1003 ratings
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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Darkwood Single Cask (Cognac Finish) is based on 3 user reviews. The RumX community has discovered the following associations:

Nosing associations

Sour cherry Overripe Banana Pineapple Red fruits OrangePeal Cognac

Taste associations

Banana Coconut Salty Warm Pineapple Creamy Marzipan

Finish associations

Cookie Praline Dry Waxes Burnt sugar Espresso Peppery

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Community comments

Already 3 users have rated this rum, leaving an average rating of 65 points. A total of users have marked this rum as their favorite (90+ points).

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30/100

Really not liking this one - somehow the cognac cask clashes with Hampden funk in an unpleasant way. Not often that this is the case but I cannot finish more than a few sips.

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86/100

A 5yo Hampden finished in Cognac is a nice approach to this rum. High esters on the nose but mellowed out but the sweeter cognac finish. Taste is warm and not as intense as the nose but very flavourful giving an enjoyable finish which nicely lingers around with a strong peppery and salty taste. I do like a slightly sweet edge on a rum which is prob why I rated this higher than the 8yo but both are very good rums.

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About the distillery

The distillery Hampden is located in Jamaica. Rums from Hampden have been rated 5,123 times with an average of 85/100.

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