Look at this beast! Hampden is one of the oldest currently operating distilleries in the world and one of only two Trelawny distilleries. They are known for rums that are highly aromatic, wildly fermented and with a high ester content. Esters give the rums flavor. They are chemical compounds that are created during fermentation. And if the rum is distilled in a pot still like Hampden 5 Years Old The Younger 2016 is, then all the better because it means more esters. The LROK mark on the front of this bottle stands for Light Rum Owen Kelly, which is Hampden’s mark for a strong rum with an ester content between 200 and 400 grams per hectolitre of pure alcohol. Wow that’s nerdy! But what does it actually mean? Well, Hampden 5 Years Old The Younger 2016 3L has a nose of mango, banana, a little pepper and varnish. The palate is soft and full of flavor, with fresh pineapple and orange. The finish is long with clove spice and warm sugar.