Distilled in 1998, aged 18 years and bottled in 2016 by Edition Spirit.
Hampden Estate is one of the oldest sugar plantations in Jamaica. Founded in the half of the 18th century, the estate passed under the ownership of the Scottish Archibald Sterling in 1753, who built a couple of years later the Great House of Hampden. In the second half of '800, the property passes into the hands of Kelly-Lawson, Justice of the Peace in Trelawny; later on his daughter Ena married, Mr Farquharson, who inherited the estate upon his death. The Farquharson family produced rum until 2003, when the estate, due to financial troubles, became property of the Government controlled Jamaica Sugar Company.
In 2009 the Everglades Farms Ltd. owned by the Hussely family acquired the Hampden estate, with the aim of preserving the great tradition of rum distillation and the values of the founding family. Today, after 265 years of production dedicated to confidential trade bottling, Hampden has decided to launch in 2018 its own aged rums on the international scene signing a distribution agreement with Velier.
Edition Spirits is an independent bottler company founded in 2010 by Andrew and Scott Laing, the sons of Hunter Laing director and former Douglas Laing founder, Stewart Laing.
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