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Hampden Rare Cask Series HGML (RX13402)

The Hampden HGML is a limited release rum from Jamaica's Hampden distillery. It was distilled in 2010 and aged for 12 years before being bottled at cask strength with an ABV of 63.6%. It has intense aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, and solvents with oily tannins on the palate. This is a traditional Jamaican rum that is worth trying if you can find it.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Rare Cask Series HGML is based on 19 user reviews. We have compiled and summarized the community's tasting notes for you, to give you an impression of the aroma and taste of the rum.

Nosing impressions

Intense Solvents Fruity Tropical fruit Pineapple Citrus Ester Delicious Oily Heavy

Taste impressions

Oily Intense Pineapple Ester Tannins Thick Elegant Heavy Funky Overripe


Dry Pineapple Citrus Ester Tropical fruit Banana Unknown Phenol Solvents Varnish

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8.7 /1019 ratings


Already 19 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 8.7 out of 10. A total of 4 users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).

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I picked up a fresh batch of samples from a friend and had a go at them yesterday. This is a nice and intense release and I particularly love the floral notes that are released once rested for a while. Draws really nice curtains in the glass. The empty glass is really nice and even more flavours can be picked up.


Intense Tropical fruit Waxes Camphor Citrus


Intense Oily Dried fruit Vanilla Floral
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This Hampden HGML shows a remarkable aromatic intensity, the beginnings of which can be felt on the nose with an explosion of fruit and phenolic notes. It is heavy, intense, powerful, but it remains greedy. Then the palate reveals new fruity notes, like red fruits and their acidulous side, spicy notes, a light floral side and tannins. The whole is fat, heavy and very aromatic. The finish focuses more on the fruit and phenolic notes. A rum in the pure Jamaican tradition with superb aromas, but although it is the best of the Single Cask series, its price remains questionable.


Delicious Oily Heavy Intense Overripe


Tannins Thick Elegant Heavy Intense
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Tropically matured single casks directly from Hampden are then already something special. And HGML is already one of my favorite marks.Nose: intense and yet round. Full and typical Hampden aromas. Pleasant but dominant esters with a distinct vinegar note and solvent. A nice pineapple marzipan sweetness, dark honey, sweet and sour lemon and lime give the fruity-sweet side. Besides that, it is also spicy and very slightly smoky. 87Palate: starts astringent, then briefly bitter and then comes all the power of the esters. Sweet and sour pineapple with lemon zest but also fresh lemon come intensely to the palate as do marzipan and nail polish. It seems creamy overall, almost oily. Ester and pineapple as well as astringency extend well into the finish. Great, mature HGML. 89


Ester Intense Spicy Fruity Lemon


Astringent Ester Warm Creamy Oily
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Phew...if you consider the price and also what the "standard" HV HGML is able to perform, then one must speak here of a bitter disappointment. Nose is not so promising and a bit bitter on the palate. Solid Jamaican at which the PLV is incredibly bad.

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Delicious HGML Tropically stored. Nice fruity nose with relatively little esters . On the palate also rather restrained but nice oily mouthfeel with lots of fruit, esters and wood . Finish then a bit bitter. A good drop ... PLV fits for me here unfortunately not.

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What are the specs of this rum?

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12 years
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Above 250€

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About the Hampden distillery

The distillery Hampden is located in Jamaica. Rums from Hampden have been reviewed 6,665 times with an average of 85/100.

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