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Rum Shark Hampden 2005 15yr 69%

RX8452 Very good Pot Still Rum Single Cask 276 bottles Above 250€
“Banana, caramel, chocolate notes; smooth yet intense; surprisingly sippable cask strength.”

Introducing the Hampden 2005 Jamaican Rum, a limited release of only 276 bottles from the independent bottler Rum Shark. Distilled in 2005 from molasses with a pot still, this cask strength rum boasts an impressive ABV of 69% and has been aged for 15 years. Users describe the aroma as a pleasant blend of tropical fruit, prunes, woody notes, toffee, and vanilla. On the palate, it features a unique combination of brown sugar, ester, funk, astringency, and complexity. With an overall positive reception, this rum has been praised for its refreshing yet robust tropical notes, smooth and balanced sweetness, and intricate layers of flavors. A delightful addition to any connoisseur's collection.

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How does this rum taste?

An exceptional Jamaican delight, '2005' from Hampden distillery boasts a smooth, intense profile brimming with tropical fruits, esters, and chocolate. A harmonious balance of sweet and woody, this cask strength treasure at 69% ABV surprises with a sophisticated, long finish.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Woody Tropical fruit Prunes Vanilla Toffee Pineapple

Taste

Ester Caramel Pineapple Elegant Astringent Brown sugar

Finish

Roasted Chocolate Barrel Leather Ginger Tropical fruit

Community reviews

8.7/1027 ratings
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8.9/10

“This is a lovely, round LROK from Hampden 🤤 Sooo delicious, funky, sweet… with all the solid edges of Hampden. The 69% are integrated very well, blind i would say it has approx 50%. Very pleasant to drink! Nose: Funky, Ester, Fruity, Trop. fruits, prunes, pineapple, coconut, toffee, caramel, roasted, vanilla, oak(barrel) Mouth: dry, delicious, intense, complex, round, astringend, elegant, funky, full bodied, ester, fruity, coconut, pineapple, caramel, brown sugar, black tea, spicy, oak(barrel), leather, dark chocolate Finish: Medium, dry, delicious, astringend, tannins, trop. fruits, oak(barrel, vanilla, roasted, dark chocolate, leather”

Aroma

Tropical fruit Pineapple Coconut Woody Oak

Taste

Spicy Fruity Ester Funky Astringent
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9.2/10

“The nose is awesome and extremely complex. English Breakfast tea meets banana puree, prune and neat wood with some dark chocolate and toffee. For 69% very harmonious.Taste then an absolute explosion of fruit, spice and beautiful intense wood tones, if the thing is not minimum 80% tropical matured I do not know. Very intense after banana bread with dark chocolate coating, toasted coconut chips, rum raisins, roasted almonds, leather and honey, prune and date, allspice and dark caramel. Grandiose and incredibly tasty and drinkable despite 69%!!!Like tipping st. Lucia, foursquare and 94 New Yarmouth together. Really cool.”

Aroma

Chocolate Banana Prunes Ester Barrel

Taste

Brown sugar Chocolate Elegant Coconut Banana
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9.1/10

“Great hampden very spicy finish. Makes really fun.”

Aroma

Prunes Woody Tropical fruit Toffee

Taste

Brown sugar Ester Funky Complex Elegant

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX8452
ABV
69%
Category
Pot Still Rum
Vintage
2005
Cask number
#2
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Pot Still
Age
15 years
No. of bottles
276
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

467 €
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About the Hampden distillery

The Hampden distillery is located in Jamaica. Rums from Hampden have been reviewed 11,077 times with an average of 8.5/10.


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