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Valinch & Mallet Hampden Single Cask HGML 1983 35yr 55,3%

RX1338 Excellent Pot Still Rum Single Cask 237 bottles Above 250€

The Single Cask HGML is a Jamaican rum produced at the Hampden distillery and bottled by the independent bottler Valinch & Mallet. Distilled in 1983 from Molasses using a Pot Still, it aged gracefully for 35 years and has an ABV of 55.3%. With an HGML mark, this is a limited release with only 237 bottles available. Described by RumX users as a fruity and ester-rich rum with glue, pineapple, and woody notes on the nose, it offers a creamy, lemony, and licorice taste on the palate. Experience its harmonious, complex, and well-balanced flavors that have been beautifully intertwined despite the long aging process. This delightful old continental Hampden rum is sure to impress rum enthusiasts and will leave a lasting impression.

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How does this rum taste?

The Single Cask HGML is a graceful, complex 35-year-old rum, exhibiting a harmonious balance between heavy tropical fruitiness and distinct woody notes. Boasting a surprising softness, the alcohol integrates remarkably well, while robust esters and pastry-like sweetness linger throughout the indulgent, long-lasting finish.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Pineapple Glue Fruity Pastries Solvents Ester

Taste

Ester Fruity Pineapple Licorice Barrel Papaya

Finish

Lemon Pineapple Licorice Woody Anise Ginger

Community reviews

9.0/1019 ratings
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9.1/10

“Excellent Hampden with impressive key data.”

Aroma

Glue Woody Pineapple Pastries Solvents

Taste

Ester FullBodied Creamy Glue Pineapple
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9.1/10

“Un très beau profil de vieux Hampden continental d’une grande élégance, d’une rondeur remarquable et marqué par la lourdeur des fruits tropicaux et de la cerise. Les notes phénoliques sont bien présentes mais ne montrent pas d’agressivité. Pâtisserie, caramel, massepain, vanille et amande apportent leur lot de gourmandise sur ce profil complexe et élaboré. L’attaque en bouche est opulente, très fruitée (fruits tropicaux, agrumes) et très aromatique. On est sur un profil d’une grande profondeur, combinant la lourdeur funky, la gourmandise pâtissière et la finesse du fût. L’équilibre des saveurs est au point. L’alcool est remarquablement bien intégré. La finale est longue et raffinée. On y trouve de l’olive, du citron, de la banane, de l’ananas, de la mangue, des esters, des solvants, de la colle, des épices douces (anis, réglisse, vanille) du boisé et de la pâtisserie (caramel, massepain). Un superbe rhum qui évolue avec grâce tout au long de la dégustation.”

Aroma

Tropical fruit Pineapple Banana Mango Ester

Taste

Tropical fruit Pineapple Banana Papaya Mango
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8.5/10

“Jour 10 du calendrier de Samples de Luxe. Les esthers et les fruits explosent au nez. La Jamaïque n’est pas loin. Du bois verni et comme un nez de masque de plongée. La bouche est étonnement douce et pourtant très expressive, à l’image d’un clairin haïtien. La finale est longue sur les fruits. Un rhum libre et fougueux mais pas classique, bien que j’ai reconnu Hampden. Je suis stupéfait de lire que ce rhum a 35 ans !! Je lui en avais donné 8. C’est seulement une fois le verre vidé que son grand âge se fait sentir pour la première fois. J’aime beaucoup.”

Aroma

Ester Glue Woody Tropical fruit

Taste

Creamy Fruity Ester

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
RumX ID
RX1338
ABV
55,3%
Category
Pot Still Rum
Vintage
1983
Cask number
#19-3501R
Mark
HGML
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Pot Still
Age
35 years
No. of bottles
237
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

1,465 €
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About the Hampden distillery

The Hampden distillery is located in Jamaica. Rums from Hampden have been reviewed 11,219 times with an average of 8.5/10.


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