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Alambic Hampden HLCF 1998 20yr 45%

RX1820 Very good Pot Still Rum Single Cask 216 bottles Under 100€

Experience the unique flavors of the 1998 Hampden "HLCF" by Alambic. Distilled from molasses and aged for 20 years, this limited-edition Jamaican rum boasts delightful aromas of ester, vinegar, pineapple, lemon, and honey. On the palate, discover a balanced mix of vanilla, almond, leather, and ester, offering a smooth yet complex drinking experience. While some note it might feel slightly thin, its honeyed and nutty undertones, combined with a pleasantly astringent finish of vanilla and oak, make it a memorable sip. Ideal for those who appreciate fruity, aromatic rums with a light, refreshing profile, this 45% ABV gem promises a refined tasting adventure. With only 216 bottles available, it’s a rare delight for connoisseurs.

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How does this rum taste?

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Ester Vinegar Pineapple Lemon Honey Nail polish

Taste

Thin Vanilla Almond Leather Ester Tropical fruit

Finish

Vanilla Smooth Green Chamomile Astringent Fresh

Community reviews

8.2/1016 ratings
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8.4/10

“31.12. 2019 Last tasting of 2019 went into 2020. Celebrating with family and friends who like rum we ended up having a great party according to my notes. Notes. Light in colour. Nose: Intense, light wood, fruity, varnish, light smoke, pineapple. Palate: light, fresh, light wood, fruity, banana, spice. Finish: short to medium, fruity, light wood, orange.”

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8.5/10

“Very nice notes of tropical fruits, ester, nuts, honey and oak(barrel) in the nose. In mouth is more of a round, bitter, delicious but thin (body) mouth feeling. You’ ll find some notes of leather, nuts, oak, ester. The small finish is smooth and astringend with nots of vanilla and oak. All in all it’s a very nice rum, but it lacks in complexity, body and finish. It’s pleasant to drink!”

Aroma

Ester Nail polish Tropical fruit Barrel Roasted

Taste

Delicious Round Bitter Thin Leather
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7.9/10

“Sufficiently aromatic on the nose despite dilution. Ester and vinegar first, then pineapple, gooseberry and lovely lemon. Behind it some honey but also very light wood.On the palate then but unfortunately a bit thin / diluted. Nevertheless tasty. Slightly metallic with licorice and vanilla and then somehow flat bacony with an umami nuance. Perhaps also a bit nutty in the direction of white almond.In the finish I have freshly cut, green branch with chamomile.The base is certainly good. If it were not diluted, we would have a much better drop here.”

Aroma

Ester Vinegar Floral Pineapple Lemon

Taste

Thin Licorice Metallic Umami Vanilla

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX1820
ABV
45%
Category
Pot Still Rum
Vintage
1998
Mark
HLCF
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Pot Still
Age
20 years
No. of bottles
216
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 100€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

89 €
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The RumX community has already added 11 bottles to their collections:

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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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