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Habitation Velier Hampden Spirits in the sky HGML 2017 6yr 64,5%

RX17935 Very good Pot Still Rum Single Cask 240 bottles Above 250€

Discover the "Spirits in the sky HGML" rum, an exceptional limited release from the renowned Hampden distillery in Jamaica, with only 240 bottles available. Selected and bottled by Habitation Velier, this 6-year-aged rum captivates with a robust 64.5% ABV. The intriguing aroma is loaded with overripe pineapple, marzipan, and esters, with unique hints of smokiness and sourness. The palate delivers intense flavors of pineapple, marzipan, and salty yoghurt with a complex, funky character. Excellent alcohol integration and a long, balanced finish with notes of BBQ spices add to its charm. This rum is a youthful, vibrant expression of Hampden's signature esters and punches above its weight, making it a must-try for enthusiasts of bold and intricate Jamaican rums.

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How does this rum taste?

Most frequently mentioned flavors


Overripe Sour Pineapple Marzipan Ester Funky


Pineapple Marzipan Intense Salty Yoghurt Astringent


Unknown Strong Tropical fruit Barrel Olive Citrus

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8.8/1023 ratings
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“First impression: chemicals and solvents, a bit rough around the edges. Improves as it sits in the glass. Alcohol integration not that bad, but delivers quite a punch. Edit: compared to RX328 & RX16253 Most remarkable nose with some smokiness (is that bacon?). Esters are far more present on the palate and a little burn. Very nice. Bottlekill 15/04/24 The oxidation made it a bit more mellow. Very lovely fruity esters. Alcohol still present, but much less compared to the first tasting. Bumped it up with 0,3 points, because I find it excellent at this moment.”

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“An explosive yet balanced nose. Buttery, fermented fruit, burnt caramel and a slight acetic bite. Not much funk, except on the very first nose, which is quite explosive. Aesthetics are very volatile here, and this rum mellows out considerably if you wait before drinking your glass. The palate is complex but not quite clean. In addition to the acetic bite felt on the nose, the fermented sides detract a little from the attractiveness of this rum, which is nonetheless very interesting and pleasant. The finish is long and balanced.”


Buttery Fermented Fruity Caramel


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“Intense and fibrant on the nose. Rather young and rough until it sits for quite some time in the glas. Does not hide its ester content at all , but develops a nice rich HGML fruitiness over time. I also get a rich sensation of BBQ/Chipotle spices on the nose, which is surprising but gives an interesting twist in my mind. Very nice and fruity on the palate. Some roasted notes and quite a bit sweetness. Very good. Not quite on par with the HV 2010 HGML, but not too far off. Also ahead of the 2010 12y single cask imo.”


Sour Funky Smoky Allspice Spicy


Pineapple Marzipan Marmalade Astringent Intense

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Pot Still Rum
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6 years
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Above 250€
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312 €
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About the Hampden distillery

The Hampden distillery is located in Jamaica. Rums from Hampden have been reviewed 11,172 times with an average of 8.5/10.

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