Jamaican 29 Year Old Rum Sponge Edition No.6 Two Refill Barrels ABV 57.7% 70CL


We all know what 'JMH' means, this is grade-A funk gunk from Jamaica's favourite rum distillery that shares a name with a Scottish football stadium. 

For this bottling we smooshed together a barrel of 1990 and a barrel of 1992 to create a multi-vintage 29 year old example of this genius distillate. The result has more concentration than a chess grandmaster and tastes like a dirty martini with a half-life of five thousand years. 

We bottled this one in its unvarnished, natural cask strength form. Although, it does taste quite a lot like varnish... 

Peace and funk!

The Hampden Estate was founded in 1753 by a Scotsman called Archibald Sterling, in the Queen of Spain valley of Jamaica’s Trelawny parish. For 250 years it remained family owned, selling rum to third-party blenders and independent bottlers. Mismanagement however meant that by 2003 it was in financial trouble, with the Jamaican government stepping in to assume ownership and some of its debt in order to preserve the jobs of its employees. They sold it in 2009 to the Hussey family’s Everglades Farms, who as first point of business began laying down the casks that would eventually become the first Hampden Estate labelled official bottling of the distillery’s rum, launched in collaboration with Velier in 2018. Famed for its heavy, ester-driven style, Hampden is joined by Worthy Park as the only two Jamaican distilleries that produce exclusively pure single rums (using only pot stills). It currently has four pot stills: two from Forsyths in Scotland, one from Vendome in Kentucky, and another from T&T Engineering in South Africa.

An independently bottled Hampden. Bottling by Decadent Drinks for Whisky Sponge.

Like the Monymusk brand made at the neighbouring Clarendon, Hampden distillery has strong Scottish roots and is one of the oldest in Jamaica.



Distillery Hampden
Classification Rum
Vintage 1990 and 1992
Age 29
Region Jamaican
Cask Two Refill Barrels
ABV / Volume 57.7% / 70cl
Cask Number  -/-

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