Hampden Pagos Estate Pure Single Jamaican Rum 100% Ex Sherry Cask ABV 52% 700ml
Tasting Notes for Hampden Estate Pagos
Nose: Refined and typical of Jamaican rums, the nose reveals luscious notes of apricot chocolate, mango and passion fruit, complemented by more empyreumatic notes of wax and Russian cooking.
Taste: The palate is racy and well balanced. It offers aromas that oscillate between spicy notes with cloves and star anise and super greedy pastry notes reminiscent of rum baba and chocolate éclairs.
Finish: Balanced, the finish offers a nice persistence. A mix of coconut, citrus, apricot, quince jelly and surprising woody and spicy notes.
The Pagos from the legendary Jamaican distillery Hampden was produced in collaboration with the equally famous Lustau distillery, known for its excellent Pedro Jimenez.
This is the only one of the distillery's releases that is aged exclusively in sherry casks. Hampden wanted to produce this edition in prestigious Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez casks, so who better to partner with than the famous Spanish bodega Lustau? Known for its unique wines that continue to make Andalusian wines proud and famous, Lustau was the perfect partner to accompany Hampden in its quest for a new kind of ageing.
Like some of the greatest whiskies, which benefit from being aged in ex-sherry casks, Pagos has embraced the winey notes of the Sherry to develop an unprecedented aromatic profile. In order to maintain this aromatic synergy, Pagos has been bottled at 52%, making it a perfect blend for rum lovers and fans of single malt sherry casks.