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Nearby, wooden vats hold thousands of gallons of spent rum wash, covered with a thick layer of organic scum. Made In Sweden Snakes In A Hole concentration of fungal spores in the air is off the charts. This is terroir in the extreme— the ambient conditions contributing to one of Various Jamaica Funk Original Jamaican Funk And Soul 45s most beloved and unique combination of flavors in the world of spirits.
Lest you be seriously worried at this point, the distillation process does an amazing job of separating the good from the bad, leaving you with only tasty, perfectly safe Jamaican rum. Hampden Estates is much more than its insane fermentation facility however. Hampden Estate lies within the lush, beautiful Queen of Spain valley in the Trelawny parish of northwest Jamaica.
As early as it operated as a sugar plantation, and byan enormous mansion with a first-floor rum storage facility overlooked the grounds. For more than years, Hampden remained in the hands of just two families, making and selling bulk rum to resellers and blenders. Hampden plays a crucial part in one of the best stories regarding Jamaican Rum culture. Inafter a long legal battle involving the prior owning family, the Jamaican government sold Hampden at public auction to the Hussey family, operating under the mantle of Everglades Farms Ltd.
The family has a long business history in Jamaica, including hotels, horses, and retail. Everglades Farms, not coincidentally, also owns the Long Pond sugar factory, but not the Long Pond distillery itself. This was vividly demonstrated to me upon returning home from Jamaica.
Picking up my suitcase at baggage claim in Seattle, it seemed dry to the touch but emanated a strong and clearly unmistakable Jamaican rum odor. The victim: A single bottle of Hampden Gold, which had sacrificed its structural integrity so that the Various Jamaica Funk Original Jamaican Funk And Soul 45s twelve bottles packed therein might live. Early in our expedition, we dubbed our group the Dundercats, obsessing about dunder and its mythical properties that allegedly gives Jamaican rum its super-funktacular character.
Somebody mentioned that of all our planned distillery visits, Hampden would be our best bet to actually see and talk about dunder. Thus we are a very excited group, full of anticipation, faces pressed to the bus windows as we arrive after a three-hour drive across Jamaica. No matter, we get situated and make the proper trek Various Jamaica Funk Original Jamaican Funk And Soul 45s the driveway.
Before setting out to see the distillery and estate grounds, Vivian Wisdom joins our group. After Vivian and Peppie get us situated with our oh-so-fashionable blue hard hats, we were off! To understand my excitement, you need to go back to my review of Denizen rum. My Google searches turned up next to nothing about it.
A short distance away is the main distillery building, a low-slung, two-level affair with open sides and a corrugated tin roof. The largest of the stills holds 5, gallons, on par with the stills we saw at The Wimple Winch Save My Soul and Clarendon earlier in the trip.
All are heated by coils inside, rather than direct firing from underneath. During our visit, however, none were operating as they were undergoing maintenance. Hampden is one of only two operating Jamaican distilleries that are pot still only. Still at ground level, we walk by the base of each still, heads ducked down to avoid hitting the low ceiling.
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