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TRC Hampden Jamaica HLCF 1998 17yr 63,2%

RX1663 Very good Pot Still Rum Under 250€
“Rich, ester-heavy, fruity, balanced, with distinct tropical and woody notes.”

The "Jamaica HLCF" from Hampden distillery, selected by The Rum Cask, is an exceptional expression. Distilled in 1998 and aged for 17 years, it boasts a robust 63.2% ABV. Users appreciate its rich nose of tropical fruits, pineapple, and berries, complemented by woody and glue notes. On the palate, it offers a delightful blend of fruity esters, natural sweetness, and a hint of spice, with a smooth integration of alcohol. Highlights include tastes reminiscent of citrus marmalade, banana, and a subtle floral essence. The finish is long, warm, and slightly salty with underlying wood and oily texture. This rum's unique profile, with nuanced fruity and floral characteristics, sets it apart as a distinctive Hampden release. Perfect for rum enthusiasts seeking complexity and depth.

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How does this rum taste?

The Jamaica HLCF from Hampden is a complex rum with notes of overripe fruits, citrus, and light floral hints. Its 63.2% ABV is well-integrated, offering a warm, oily finish with subtle wood and salty undertones. Balanced yet unique.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Tropical fruit Berries Pineapple Woody Glue Banana

Taste

Tropical fruit Fruity Ester Sweet Spice Dry

Finish

Woody Creamy Fruity Spicy Salty Berries

Community reviews

8.6/1020 ratings
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8.8/10

“09.05.2016 Evening out with colleagues and good rums. Notes Light in colour. Nose Wood, light roasted, light glue, fruity, ester, banana, overripe, light floral. Palate Oily, warm, ester, light medicinal, fruity, citrus, naturally sweet, faint floral, light chocolate. Finish Long and warm, oily, medium dry, fruity, wood, olive.”

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8.5/10

“Solider 98er kontinentaler Hampden. Alkohol super eingebunden. Schöne seltene Abfüllung, danke für das Sample”

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8.6/10

“Beautiful fruit notes of berries, mango, banana, cherry. 63 ABV well integrated.”

Aroma

Banana Mango Tropical fruit Berries

Taste

Tropical fruit Fruity Spice Sweet

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX1663
ABV
63,2%
Category
Pot Still Rum
Vintage
1998
Mark
HLCF
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Pot Still
Age
17 years
Bottle volume
50cl
Price range
Under 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

210 €
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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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