Your Montego Bay Rum tour begins with a 40-minute drive through lush vegetation, sugar cane fields and bamboo lined dirt roads of Spain Valley, Trelawny to the Hampden Estate. Hampden Estate produces distinctive types of rum known for centuries throughout Europe, England, Scotland, South America and other destinations where they are used to flavor and blend many retail rum brands.
Bask in the moment of a charming old-world aura on a guided tour of this working distillery. Learn about the over 260 year old rum making process still in use today. Explore the picturesque grounds surrounding the Hampden Great House while getting lost in the historical beauty of this magnificent well kept 3500 acre estate.
Sit back and enjoy a welcome drink of Hampden rum punch under the cool Ficus tree while your tour guide demonstrates how juice was extracted from sugar cane in the 17th century. Grasp the opportunity to learn and test your knowledge of the Jamaican culture in a quick pop quiz.
Visit the Distillery & Ageing House, where the different methods of distillation are done. Your next stop is the rum lab for a brief primer on consistency, quality control and rum bottling.
Now, we sit down to an authentic Jamaican style lunch before the excitement begins! sample the smooth tasting Hampden rums in the lounge, this wont be a boring excursion! try a blend of rum and coconut water freshly picked from the estate. Your rum tour concludes with a complimentary Hampden rum cake before returning to the Montego Bay port or your Montego Bay resort.
Did you know...
- Water used in the making of its rum washes is supplied by its own mountain water collection system, and after use, returns only clean water to the earth. Water utilized for heat exchangers and for condensers are via underground wells. All water after use, is cooled and sent to prized Koi demonstration display habitats. water is returned, clean to the environment. Natural lighting is extensively utilized throughout the facility and energy use is kept to an absolute minimum. Hampden is one of the most efficient distilleries (heavy pot category) in Jamaica based upon production input vs. Liters of Absolute Alcohol produced.
- Hampden Estate is known for crafting the Rum Fire Velvet brand, which in 2013 won the International Spirits Competition in Germany.
Tour Includes: Roundtrip air conditioned transport from Montego Bay port or Montego Bay/Rosehall resort
Complimentary Rum Punch, Ice tea, Coconut Water
Tour of the Hampden Estate distillery
Viewing of the Hampden Great House and bird sanctuary
Visit to the first plantation owners cemetery
Demonstration of the rum aging and blending process
Jamaican Lunch: Jerk Chicken or Jerk Pork and Festival
Sample different blends of rum
Complimentary rum cake
Countryside sightseeing tour
Notes: Fully enclosed footwear is required as this is a working distillery
Helmets must be worn at all times
Restrictions: You must be 18 or older to go on the Hampden Estate Rum tour
This tour is not wheelchair accessible
Photos are not allowed in certain parts of the distillery
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Visited in December 2017
Our recent stay at MoBay was great and it was made possible by our wonderful driver - Noah, I hope I got his name correctly and Jodi, our guide. What a team, they are knowledgeable and witty. We had them for 3 days which made the entire stay even better because we get to know each other better.
They picked us, all 26 of us from the cruise pier for the Rum Distillery tour which we learned and enjoyed a great deal. They took us back to the house which we booked but no one was there to let us in. It was 2:30pm in the afternoon and it was hot even with the ocean breeze. Jodi got on her cell to call the owner for us. it took several phone calls and we finally got someone to come over to let us in around 3pm. Noah and Jodi said to us in no uncertain term that they would never just drop us off and leave without knowing that we were able to check in. How wonderful can they be, this must be the Jamaican hospitality to the extreme. The came early to pick us up and put up with all the craps we gave them two as a large group and they kept on smiling and accommodate us. We stopped at a restaurant fro lunch after we did Dunes River. The restaurant was overwhelmed by several tour bus and we waited for over an hour.
Jodi literally went to the kitchen to get our food for us. We definitely will come to you when we come again to Jamaica.
Ye Man, no problem.
Visited in February 2017
We were fully satisfied with your service. The car was clean and comfortable, your driver and the same time guide (Bradford?) was excellent!!!!
The tour, we liked it very much, we will book with Jaital again for upcoming cruises
This is the third time we used Jaital, and we were always had an good experience with your company.
We also left a good comment for you an Tripadvisor
Visited in February 2016
The Hampden Estate tour was perfect for our brief time in Jamaica. Driver arrived promptly and did a good job pointing out things to see on the drive.
Visited in July 2015
Well worth the trip. Amazing views and history lesson on the distilling of rum