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Rum Review: Renegade Rum Company 2000 Jamaica Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on January 15, 2010

Its time for another review of those artisan cask rums from Renegade Rum Company.  This time from the Hampden Distillery, The Renegade Rum Company 2000 Jamaica Rum.

.Jamaica’s Hampden Estate was created (coincidentally) by two Scottish families (The Stirlings and the Farquarsons)  in 1753.  The rums distilled there, are pot still rums, full of fruity flavour and character.   The Renegade Rum 2000 Jamaica Rum was aged for eight in bourbon casks at the Jamaican Hampden Estate and then finished Scotland  in white wine Chateau Climens Sauternes casks.

This unusual finish is what sets Renegade Rums apart from the crowd,  Their rums are single vintage artisan rums made from hand selected stocks of some of the finest  and most unique distilleries in the Caribbean.   Renegade will hand pick the rum casks from the selected distilleries and ship the rums to Scotland to refinish or ‘Ace” them in hand selected finishing barrels at the Bruichladdich distillery.

The barrels chosen for refinishing are not second run whiskey barrels from the United States, but instead more exotic wine barrels from selected wineries in Europe.  These rums are unique and quite unlike anything produced anywhere else in the world.  They do not taste like traditional rums, rather they taste like new hybrid spirits with the influence from the finishing casks setting their imprint firmly into the rum.

Here is my review:

Review: Renegade Rum Company 2000 Jamaica Rum


This review includes another ‘forrest approved cocktail“.  This one is called,  A Sloe Walk in the Jungle. The name of the cocktail highlights the myriad of scents and aromas which rise from the glass as this rum is poured.  A veritable ‘Jungle’ of aroma.


2 Responses to “Rum Review: Renegade Rum Company 2000 Jamaica Rum”

  1. Manuel Alvarez said

    Hi im going to jamaica this 28 of september and i would like to visit the hampden distillery, do you know if they do any tours? and who should i contact?

    • My suggestion is that you run a search on your computer for the distillery and see what you find. Try contacting The Jamaican tourist bureau as well.

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