Hampden LROK 10 Year
This bottling is made from a single recipe, their “LROK” marque. This refers to rums with an ester content between 350-450 gr/hlpa, labeled "Light Rum Owen Kelly", or LROK as a shortened designation. It should be noted that this is a light rum only by Hampden Estate's standards, with an ester count far above most other rums on the market. This also represents the oldest rum yet released to be aged entirely on premise in Jamaica, at 11 years. This tropical aging delivers a more intense integration of oak and concentration of flavors compared to rums aged in Europe, with particularly high levels of evaporation. It is often said that 1 year of aging in the tropics is roughly equivalent to 3-4 years aging continentally in terms of the rate of oak influence.