Rum Fire White Overproof
Rum Fire // Jamaica
Jamaica’s Hampden Estate is a centuries-old distillery famous for making the funkiest, hogo-monster rums on the planet in their entirely pot-still distillery. Although the same color and ABV as the better known Wray & Nephew Overproof, the two rums have fairly different flavor profiles; in this case, “mouth on fire” does not qualify as a flavor profile. You’ll have no problem locating this bottle, as the label looks made by a high school art student with their first color printer and some free clip art. Nonetheless, this rum reaches out of the glass to kick sand in the face of other high-ester rums. Jamaican hogo junkies flock to this rum while more rational people flee.
Silver RumAKA Blanco, Light, White. Rum that is usually aged (but not always) and carbon-filtered to remove any color. No specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for aging for most countries with a few exceptions.
"The nose has the traditional fruity, overripe-banana tones you’d expect from a Jamaican rum. But there’s also something more here, a strong citrus note somewhat like grapefruit. It’s not a sipping rum, but if you insist, you’ll get the initial blast of heat, followed by a wallop of flavor best described as raw, unfiltered, and slightly on the edge; more savory than fruity. If Wray & Nephew Overproof is a purebred Dalmatian, Rum Fire is a junkyard pit-bull. The finish leaves your taste-buds whenever it’s damn ready and not a moment sooner."