Hampden Estates History and Rum

Price: $129.00
Children (ages 0 to 3 years old) are free but must be accounted for below at the time of booking.
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Active, Culinary, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided A lunch of jerk chicken and special fried dumplings is included and served with bottled water.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes.
Restrictions This tour is not recommended for guest with limited mobility, as all guests must be able to walk over uneven ground and ascend occasional steps.

Hampden Estates History and Rum

Journey through time at the Hampden Estate to discover a distillery steeped in tradition, with origins stretching back to 1753. Uncover the secrets of a rum-making heritage that has spanned over two and a half centuries, and taste the unique character of the award-winning Rum Fire and Hampden Gold rums.

Your adventure begins at the Hampden Great House and Estate, a place where history lingers in the air. This vast sugar plantation, established by Mr. Archibald Sterling from Scotland in 1753, is a veritable time capsule of colonial ambition. The house itself has stories embedded in its walls, having been a storefront for rum until the early 20th century. The estate is also home to the 19th-century Hampden Presbyterian Church, the denomination's first church on the island. The estate's offerings expanded again in the First World War, adding the Hampden Wharf in Falmouth to ship its products.

During the tour, you will do a deep dive into the flavorful world of rum, beginning with a welcoming Rum Punch or the estate's special Hampden Iced Tea. While here, you will learn the plantation's storied past, wander through the enchanting grounds, and be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the distillery where the rum-making process continues today as it did 260 years ago. Take a moment to sample the iconic, potent white Rum Fire and the exquisite Hampden Estate Gold, and enjoy straight-from-the-stalk sugar cane juice or coconut water. Round out your experience with a sumptuous lunch of jerk chicken accompanied by two festivals (Jamaica's signature fried dumplings).

Please note: guests under 18 will not be able to participate in the distillery segment of the tour. Comfortable attire and sturdy walking shoes or sandals are highly recommended. Bring your camera to capture the memories, along with sunscreen, insect repellent, and either cash or a credit card for souvenir purchases. Join us for a day at Hampden Estate for a sip - or two - of authentic Jamaica.