Rum Fire Overproof Jamaican rum

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alc./vol: 63%

Proof: 126°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Jamaica Jamaica

As is so often the case in small distilleries, a proportion of Hampden Estate's rum illicitly found its way into the local rum shop bars of Trelawny where it was sold as 'Hampden JB' from unmarked bottles kept under the counter.

This distinctively flavoured overproof rum is now officially sold under the Rum Fire brand name and marketed as being "The original Trelawny rum". Hampden Estate has earned a reputation for its heavy-bodied pot still high-ester bulk rums which have long been used as a flavouring element in many well-known rum blends.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 22/10/2011


Crystal clear.


Pungent estery nose with aromas white wine vinegar. Hydrated to approx. 43% releases sweet rotting tropical fruit and acetate aromas.


Even diluted Rum Fire has a powerful sour fruit palate with star fruit stewed pineapple, cardamom spice, esters and peppery ethanol.


Long tropical fruit, cooked pineapple finish.

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