TRELAWNY ENDEMIC BIRDS SERIES
RED BILLED STREAMERTAIL
Single Cask #495
Hampden Estate was founded in 1753 and remains one of the only independent distilleries in Jamaica.
The Trelawny Endemic Birds Series focuses on highlighting the truly authentic and unique character of rums distilled and aged in the tropics.
This single cask of the LROK mark was distilled in 2010 and features great balance between power and finesse, alongside remarkable complexity.
Exclusively bottled for LMDW Singapore.
Only 1 bottle available.
RED BILLED STREAMERTAIL - Singapore 2020 edition
Hampden is an old-line Jamaican rum distillery which has been in continuous production since 1753, and is by far the most unchanged from how it looked and operated hundreds of years ago. It produces the funkiest, highest ester rum of any Jamaican distillery, the direct result of a fermentation process that is unique, and impossible to replicate anywhere else. 250 years of fermentation in the same room have built up a unique microbiota of fungus and yeast which populate a mystery fluid residing in brick-lined pits set into the ground, and start fermenting. This process takes a variable amount of time from batch to batch and can last up to several weeks, with the antique fermentation room and ancient equipment monitored by the most high tech devices available to ensure that its fermented molasses is only moved to the still house when it is just right.
Hampden has four pot stills from three continents: Two Forsyths from Scotland, a Vendome from Kentucky, and the last from T&T Engineering in South Africa and is one of only 2 Jamaican distilleries which are pot still only. Maturation is done on site, and the ageing rooms are in an adjoining building, along with the large “pool” where they produce the pure sugar cane vinegar which, added at the fermentation stage, gives Hampden rum its unique and unmistakable aromatic bouquet.
Producer Hampden Estate Distillery Style Rum Age 10 years Volume 70CL ABV 62.2%