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HD-MJH3 2012 Jamaican Rum, The Whisky Jury

Bottle Details:
Distillery: Hampden Rum
Bottler: The Whisky Jury (TWJ)
Vintage: 2012
Bottled: 2021
Stated Age: 9 years old
Strength: 55.8 % Vol.
Casktype: Refill barrel

Casknumber: #TWJ-HA-03
Number of bottles: 279

HD-MJH3 2012 Jamaican Rum, The Whisky Jury

  • With all these Hs, I would wager this is Hampden. Sure I deserve a medal. Colour: gold. Nose: fresh paint, barley water, pistachio oil, black nougat, stout, new Kia garage, Tesla batteries, gherkin brine. With water: carbon dust, Muscadet, new tyres, cucumbers, floorcloth… Mouth (neat): sublime, best-in-the-Caribbean, of Ardbeg 1972-1975 quality. Do they use purifiers at Hampden? High-precision smoky and briny unfolding, very coastal too, balanced, mildly tarry, with a few acidic fruits (star fruits, lemons, green gooseberries)… I'm trying very hard and yet I cannot find any flaws, this is perfect spirit. With water: a blade. Tarry and smoky olives, plus wild garlic (bear's) and smoked oysters. There's something irresistible in here. Finish: very long, salty, with the expected liquorice and then just kippers and sardines. Comments: this Jury sure isn't out. Holy Bob Marley, what a rum! By the way, one day someone will tell you the story about Bob Marley, the Wailers, snow, and Scotland. In the meantime…

    SGP:365 - 91 points.

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