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Andrew & Outram Hussey

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hampden Community Outreach

Hampden has a long history of providing employment and of supporting the various communities in Trelawny. I had mentioned in an earlier blog post that Hampden donated lands for the building of the Hampden Primary and Infant School as well as the Muschett High School (founded in 1969) in Wakefield, Trelawny.   As you may also recall in earlier posts,  both Hampden and Long Pond Sugar Estate are owned and operated by Everglades Farms Ltd.  which is also involved in a number of community outreach programs in Clarks Town and surrounding districts.
This commitment continues and recently we were asked to assist in the expansion of the Muschett High School  (MHC) parking lot. Mr. Allan Milbourn of Everglades Farms spearheaded this effort and we are pleased that  it was completed and is now in operation. We would like to thank Mr. Leighton Johnson Principal (MHC) for his letter of gratitude.

We are also pleased to highlight Hampden Primary and Infant School recent accomplishments

Hampden Retain Library Quiz Title

Like they did last, Hampden Primary and Infant School emerged as a shining example of excellence in the 2015 Trelawny Caribbean Library Quiz Competition when they once again copped the coveted title.

Led by captain Brianna Foster, the Hampden team, which also featured Jade Henry, Patrice Brown, Shamoya Black, and Delon Smith, proved too strong for the other competing schools in the annual competition, comfortably duplicating their 2014 effort.

"It has been great! It is unexplainable! Every moment I have spent with this team has been just wonderful!" said 12-year-old Foster in relating her experience in this year's competition. "At first, I felt nervous because I knew everyone was depending on me to do my best. When we won, I felt elated! I was just so happy."

Go Hampden!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Rum Fire Velvet Wins GOLD - 6th. German Rum Festival


Hampden Estate was proud to bring a taste of authentic Jamaica yet again to the 6th German Rum Festival!

The high ester Hampden rums, derived solely from copper pot stills, are legendary in the cane spirits community and have a very distinct flavor profile. Of all rum distilleries in Jamaica, the process of rum production at Hampden is the most unchanged from how it looked and operated hundreds of years ago and produces the highest ester rum of any Jamaican distillery, the direct result of its terroir, fermentation and careful batch distillation process.

Many rum connoisseurs stopped by the booth to sample Rum Fire Velvet & Hampden Gold, or to sip a Rum Fire Velvet Daiquiri while talking to Marketing Director from Jamaica, Christelle Harris about Hampden’s legacy, unmistakable terroir and plans for the future.

Rum Fire Velvet and Hampden Gold rums are pure single rums that are funky, vegetal and unmistakably Jamaican. Both rums are imported and distributed by Haromex in Germany.
We thank the jurors of the German Rum Awards and their always impeccable great taste.

The International Jury of the GERMAN RUM AWARDS can be found by clicking on the following link.