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2011 Habitation Velier Hampden LFCH 7 Year Old Cask Strength Jamaican Rum (700ml)

JAMAICA
$189. 99 Bottle
$2279.88 Dozen
ABV: 60.5%
Built in 1750 and sought after for its powerful, estery, pot-distilled spirit, the Hampden estate is renowned for possessing the best cane lands in Jamaica producing the highest tonne sugar from tonne cane milled. LFCH is a new marque created in 2010, identifying rums with a 200-250 Gr/hpla ester count, which means you can expect a very fruity style. This youthful Velier was distilled in 2011 and bottled in 2018 with almost half lost to evaporation. Extremely limited stocks.

Tasting note: [15ml sample] Deep gold. The stunning cognac-like bouquet is a creamy melting pot of fruity-oily complexity unfolding as lanolin, dates, dried figs, white chocolate, bush honey and banana bread. Incredible restraint at 60% with a charge of molasses, baking spices and dried banana leading into fresher, caney/grassy notes to finish. Cocoa, all-spice, molasses and hints of curry leaf through the prolonged aftertaste. Worth it for the nose alone. Superb. 60.5% Alc./Vol.