Review #383 – Golden Devil Single Cask Hampden 24yr
Review #383 | /r/Rum Review #4 – Golden Devil Single Cask Hampden 24yr
This is an independent bottling of a 24yo Hampden rum that has been bottled and spearheaded by Golden Devil and sold through K&L Wines. It is rare to see a well aged Hampden product here in the states.
Distiller: Hampden (Jamaica)
Bottler: Golden Devil Single Casks (KL)
ABV: 100pf | 50% ABV
Source: Bottle, split
Nose: Funky, meaty, overripe fruit. This smells like a whallop of pit bbq followed by salinity and delicious earthy sweetness.
Taste: The nose is spot on to what I’d imagine for the palate. Sweet, rich mouthfeel that is a complete funk bomb. This tastes like I image the 1970’s felt. Funk-o-rama. It is delicious though. The bbq meat notes pair really well with some nutty earthiness and a great apricot, pineapple, passion fruit toffee sweetness.
Finish: Long. Rich and complex. No heat, but the flavor lasts for a long time.
Overall: Goes deliciously well with pistachio nuts. Random bit of trivia there. This is an incredible bottle and I wish I bought many, rather than merely splitting one with a friend. The complexity here is out of this world and if you like funky rums, this is an absolute must try.
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