Heroes and Heretics, Darkwood Rum, Hampden Estate 5 Year Old


Key Facts About This Rum

Bottler: Heroes and Heretics

Range: Darkwood Rum

Distillery: Hampden Estate

Age: 5 years old

Distilled: 08/01/2016

Bottled: 31/08/2021

Spirit: Belize Rum

Cask Type: Single cognac barrel

Cask Ref: No.10

Alcohol by Volume: 51.0%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 300 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Hampden Estate 5 Year Old Tasting Notes

Official notes

Nose: Honeycomb with undertones of star anise.

Palate: Pear and savoury honey, coconut and vanilla pods.

Finish: Spice and butter.

Ed's notes

Colour: Natural; loose leaf tea, or light toffee.

Nose: Funky. Molasses, spice, and cedarwood. Rubber. Gingerbread caramelised around the edges.

Palate: Medium mouthfeel. Spiced ginger cake. Fried plantain and overripe pineapple. Fruit leather. Spice and a chilli warmth.

Finish: Medium to long. More funk. Mushy bananas. Warming with star anise and vanilla.

About this Heroes and Heretics Darkwood

This Darkwood is a unique marriage of French craftsmanship and Jamaican spirit making from Heroes & Heretics. It is bold and charismatic from the moment you open the bottle, to the last sip. Ideal for an after dinner dram (or even before!).

We ship (almost!) worldwide

We can deliver to Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada (Alberta), China, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, UAE, UK, US (certain states*), and Vietnam.

*US states we can currently ship to include: Alaska, California, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Virginia, Wyoming, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Texas, and Florida.

How much is shipping?

Shipping charges are calculated during checkout, depending on where you live and how many bottles you’re buying. Shipping within the UK is free on orders over £100.

What you need to know about taxes

All alcoholic products sold by TopWhiskies are sold subject to UK alcohol tax, which is already included in the price.

UK sales are subject to VAT (currently 20%), which is included in the price. Sales outside of the UK are not subject to this tax, and international prices do not include it.

We use a specialist US shipper who sorts out US taxes. These costs are factored into the US shipping charges. So shipping may look pricey, but remember it covers your taxes as well.

For all other territories, including those in Europe, please note: your order could be subject to local sales taxes and duties upon arrival in the destination country. All additional charges are the responsibility of the recipient. As customs policies vary widely from country to country, TopWhiskies has no control over these charges, so you should contact your local customs office for further information. If you refuse to pay any import duties and taxes, this could result in the goods being destroyed by customs or being returned back to us - any refund offered would include a deduction of our costs. 

Need help?

For help, or custom orders, please contact Ed on email ed@topwhiskies.com

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