Long Pond 2000

Another session with Long Pond, the King of Wedderburn. But be warned, it’s a quite a large one. The “younger” 2000 Long Ponds were quite good already but they seem to get a lot better as they get older. Let’s see. The Rum Cask Long Pond 2000 13YO (58,2%): Compared to some of the other…

Advent Calendar 2018 Blind Tasting Part IV

Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone! Here we have the final sprint with the last six samples of the Advent Calendar 2018. It was a real pleasure to participate again and I had a lot of fun with a lot of nice rums! Before we start, here’s the obligatory overview of the four sessions: Advent…

Fires at Long Pond & Rum Nation Jamaica 30YO

Actually I wanted to talk about another rum today but the recent catastrophe at Jamaica‘s Long Pond distillery made me change my mind. Three days ago, on Monday 16.7.2018, fires on a sugar cane field nearby the Long Pond sugar factory spread to a pile of bagasse, a residual product of sugar cane crushing, and…

Old Jamaica Blind Tasting

After last year’s Rarity/ Antiquity/ Obscurity Blind-Tasting by Niki it was time for part II. This time he sent us solely old Jamaican rums which you cannot buy regularly anymore. All he told us this time was that we wouldn’t be getting any ‘Rumverschnitt’ and no DDR products. By the way, he once told us where he…

An interview with Hampen Estate’s Christelle Harris

Christelle Harris, director of sales & marketing at Hampden Estate, agreed to answer a few questions. She is the niece of Andrew Hussey, the director of Everglades Farms and owner of Hampden Estate and the Long Pond Sugar Factory. After graduating from the University of Toronto in 2005, she returned to Jamaica to work in…

Plantation Jamaica (Long Pond) 1986 25YO

I have been questioning myself a lot whether to review this rum or not. In the end I decided in favour of it since it nicely fits the theme of “odd” Long Ponds that ran like a golden thread through the last couple of reviews. It is the Plantation Jamaica (Long Pond) 1986 25YO. The Bottling…

Compagnie des Indes Long Pond 2003 12YO

More Long Pond “oddities”. As far as I am aware, this is the first and only 2003 Long Pond on the market. Tasting new vintages of beloved distilleries is always exciting. Today’s rum is the Compagnie des Indes Long Pond 2003 12YO. The Bottling Founded in 1753, Long Pond is a sugar estate and distillery in…

LPS Long Pond 1993 11YO (1st release)

After expecting a Hampden and getting a Long Pond with the MacY Jamaica 1992 14YO, we now have a Long Pond that pretty much has the profile of a Hampden. It is a trip to the past and to a long sold out bottling. It is the first release of Rum Albrecht’s LPS series, the…

MacY Jamaica 1992 14YO

Today we have a shorter review than usual, a quickie if you want. The rum is still available but seems to be sold exclusively in Denmark. It is the MacY Jamaica 1992 14YO at 45%. The Bottling Ah, a Jamaican rum from 1992, that has to be another of those lovely Hampdens that have been distilled…