An Evening With Hampden at The City
Club of Washington
What the group experienced was more than just your typical spirits tasting – it was the introduction and exposure to the history of rums of Jamaica as well as an appreciation, as told through a narrative by Outram Hussey of Hampden Estate, that placed into context the history surrounding the reintroduction of one of Jamaica's oldest historic estates with its new modern technologies and ecological practices that not only have produced a new wonderfully rich rum, but also the contribution of new sustainable industry practices to the Parish of Trelawny, Jamaica . Hampden Estate is a subsidiary of Everglades Farms Ltd that operates the Long Pond Sugar Factory and have invested significantly in the rebuilding of the economic base of the region. Hampden rums represent a revival in the longstanding traditions of rum making and represent the continuing of the culture of authentic pot rum fermentation and maturation.
|Outram Hussey in conversation with a Rum Connoisseur|
In short, an evening of history, the culture of rum, the taste of this new rum spirit, all in a lively upbeat Jamaican vibe!!!!