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Swell de Spirits Hampden POP’ Series N°1 (Inter Caves France) 2012 11yr 59,1%

RX18405 Very good Single Cask 318 bottles Under 250€
“Surprisingly delightful, fruity, and smooth with a unique pastry hint.”

Discover the "POP’ Series N°1" from Jamaica's Hampden distillery, bottled by Swell de Spirits. This 11-year-old rum, distilled in 2012, offers a unique low-ester profile with surprises for Hampden fans. On the nose, the rum unveils aromas of banana, pineapple, vanilla, and a hint of tropical fruits and esters. The palate is a delightful mix of woody, spicy licorice, olives, and pineapple flavors. Many users note its unexpected apple and pear scent, along with a subtle pastry-like quality reminiscent of tarte tatin. While some find the finish medium-long, others appreciate its balanced astringency and dryness. Perfect for sipping or mixing, this limited release with only 318 bottles offers a charming twist on classic Hampden notes.

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How does this rum taste?

The POP’ Series N°1 offers a surprising apple and pear pastry aroma, with hints of spice and light wood. Smooth yet occasionally bitter, it’s a solid low-ester Hampden. Best enjoyed both neat and as a mixer.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Banana Pineapple Vanilla Tropical fruit Ester Pear

Taste

Woody Licorice Olive Pineapple Spicy Ester

Finish

Dry Pineapple Roasted Furry Vanilla Bitter

Community reviews

8.3/1025 ratings
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8.3/10

“I couldn't find out anything about the marque right now, but certainly low-medium ester level. On the nose, the pop is more on the spicy side with allspice, cask, but also fruit base, baking spices and pineapple. Spicy and tasty on the palate. Overall, no wow effect, but a tasty and relaxed sipper.”

Aroma

Tropical fruit Baking spices Allspice Barrel Pineapple

Taste

Spicy Nutty Licorice Cappuccino
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8.2/10

“Leckerer Low Ester Hampden. Eine wunderschöne Nase mit tollen (und Hampden untypischen) Noten vom Apfel-Birne mit Karamell, Vanille und hell gebackenem Mürbteig, welche sich zu Banane und Ananas gesellen. Dazu noch etwas Lack. Am Gaumen dann das gleiche Bild, allerdings tritt das Gebäck leider etwas in den Hintergrund. Apfel und Karamell bleiben aber.”

Aroma

Apple Pear Banana Pineapple Raisin

Taste

Spicy Apple Pear Pineapple Olive
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8.0/10

“#4670 25.03.2024 Relaxing while my first vacation day comes to an end. Nose Fresh, light roasted wood, fruity, ester, light olive. Palate Light roasted wood, fruity, ester,light olive, floral, light anise, medium dry. Finish Medium long, wood, light roasted, pineapple, light anise, medium dry, light salty. The empty glass has some dried fruit, light coffee and faint toffee.”

Aroma

Woody Roasted Banana Overripe Ester

Taste

Woody Roasted Olive Ester Floral

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
RumX ID
RX18405
ABV
59,1%
Vintage
2012
Bottled
2023
Made from
Molasses
Age
11 years
No. of bottles
318
Bottle volume
50cl
Price range
Under 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

115 €
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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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