The restricted version single cask rum sequence from Mike Streeter’s Down Island Spirits firm contains this ten yr aged Jamaican HD 2012 expression, a basic pot nonetheless distillate created from fermented molasses on the legendary Hampden Property distillery in Trelawny.
One of many lightest rums produced on the facility, the OWH marque (named for Outram W. Hussey) is taken into account a standard clear type with ester ranges within the vary of 40-80 grams per hectoliter, far under the pungent venerable DOK marque at greater than 1500.
This Spirits Jamaican HD 2012 rum rested in toasted American oak in Jamaica for 3 years earlier than switch to Liverpool for an extra seven years.
It was bottled in Florida on the cask energy of 60% ABV.
Jamaican HD 2012 Rum Tasting Notes
Aromas of ripe fruit and cigar field result in leather-based with hints of cacao, vanilla and caramel. On the palate, huge heat bread pudding, ripe banana, treacle and baking spices precede toasted oak and a lingering musk. The end is lengthy, heat and dry, with echoes of fruit and bitter wooden tannins lasting fairly some time.
A go to to the distillery is a chance to return in time, with legacy strategies in place that ship the endearing signature hogo type of yesteryear. The cedar fermentation tanks are alive with gradual fermentation, emitting wealthy aromas of ripe fruit. The close by muck pits comprise previous wash, wealthy in micro organism and acids that can enliven the following batch run by the legacy pot stills.
Not like Appleton and Clarendon, there isn’t any column nonetheless right here; all of the rum at Hampden Property is made in batches, the quaint method.
Solely 238 bottles of this Jamaican HD 2012 rum had been produced, so rum lovers will need to maintain a watch open for it, more than likely at retailers identified for his or her superb collections; and in addition straight from the Down Island Spirts site. The 750ml package deal, bottled at a hefty 60% ABV, sells for $95.