Hampden Estate
Hampden Estate
4.5
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
Less than 30 minutes away from Jamaica's cruise hub in Falmouth is the Hampden Estate Rum Tour. Journey into the heart of a working distillery established in the 1750s, explore the picturesque grounds surrounding the Great House and sample our award winning rums - Rum Fire and Hampden Estate Gold. On this tour you will: - Travel through the rural Jamaican countryside, pass sugar cane fields, and enjoy the magnificent landscape and views. - As you approach Hampden Estate you will appreciate why the early Scottish settlers ventured here to seek their fortunes in sugar and rum. - Enjoy a hearty Jamaican welcome, and sip on a smooth rum punch while you learn a little about Jamaica, Hampden's rich history, and the mysteries of rum making. - Take a guided walk through the grounds and visit the Distillery to see how our rum continues to be made very much like it was done 260 years ago. - Return to the Visitors Center for rum sampling, souvenir shopping, lunch of jerk pork or jerk chicken with festivals and to rap with our tour guides. - Leave Hampden with a sense of satisfaction that you just experienced a taste of authentic Jamaica.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Todd M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of our Caribbean trip!
    I don't have enough good things to say about the tour. Our guide (ShellyAnn) was amazing. Just a font of knowledge about the rum-making process. You think you've been to distilleries before? Not one like this. The rum. The included lunch! You will NOT be sorry for having visited this beautiful and historic facility.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Michelle893
    United Arab Emirates159 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing tour with Shelly-Ann!
    Absolutely loved Hampden Estates rum distillery tour. We booked directly with Hampden Estates. They arranged a great private transfer from our hotel with the amazing Dwight. Our tour was led by the lovely Shelly-Ann. She had a wealth of knowledge about Jamaica's interesting history, as well as the rum making process. The tour included a walk through the working distillery (the oldest in Jamaica)! The grounds are absolutely beautiful and incredibly peaceful (including resident peacocks). The jerk chicken lunch was so tasty, as was the Jamaican "dumplings". After lunch, we tasted 2 different rums. Definitely recommend this tour. It was really authentic, informative and fun! Thanks for the great experience!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Voyager36587524489
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant
    I had a wonderful experience recently on a Hampden Estate rum tour. It was easy to book the tour via email and the team responded and confirmed our booking quickly. Steve, our tour guide, was fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable, sharing interesting facts about the history of the estate and rum making processes. He made our tour so enjoyable! The only suggestion l would make to improve this tour is to have more than two types of rum for guests to sample.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 September 2023
  • J Star
    Owatonna, Minnesota12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Authentic Jamacian Rum
    Go back in time to this rum factory! We had a very small group tour the estate, which was very nice. Very informative tour. Just amazing how old the factory is, but can produce such a great product. Grounds were lovely. Peacocks perched in the trees and walking around. I didn't give it a "5" rating because the road there was terrible! (We hired Rasstar Tours and there were only 4 of us, but I had to move to the front as it's a rough road.)
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 January 2024
  • Bookish626
    Saint Louis, Missouri21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hampden tour off the beaten path
    Took a private tour of the Hampden estate including the rum factory, lunch, and rum tasting. Had a fantastic tour guide…very knowledgeable and fun. This factory tour is authentic…nothing like the brewery or factory tours from big multinationals. Highly recommend this tour if you have a half day.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 June 2024
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Bookish626
Saint Louis, MO21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Took a private tour of the Hampden estate including the rum factory, lunch, and rum tasting. Had a fantastic tour guide…very knowledgeable and fun. This factory tour is authentic…nothing like the brewery or factory tours from big multinationals. Highly recommend this tour if you have a half day.
Written 9 June 2024
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J Star
Owatonna, MN12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Go back in time to this rum factory!
We had a very small group tour the estate, which was very nice.
Very informative tour. Just amazing how old the factory is, but can produce such a great product.
Grounds were lovely. Peacocks perched in the trees and walking around.
I didn't give it a "5" rating because the road there was terrible!
(We hired Rasstar Tours and there were only 4 of us, but I had to move to the front as it's a rough road.)
Written 20 January 2024
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Katherine C
London, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Our guide,Steve, was so knowledgeable and engaging throughout the tour. We loved the rustic vibes of Hampden Estates. It was a truly authentic experience and would highly recommend it.
Written 27 November 2023
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Voyager36587524489
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I had a wonderful experience recently on a Hampden Estate rum tour. It was easy to book the tour via email and the team responded and confirmed our booking quickly. Steve, our tour guide, was fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable, sharing interesting facts about the history of the estate and rum making processes. He made our tour so enjoyable! The only suggestion l would make to improve this tour is to have more than two types of rum for guests to sample.
Written 10 September 2023
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Michelle893
United Arab Emirates159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Absolutely loved Hampden Estates rum distillery tour. We booked directly with Hampden Estates. They arranged a great private transfer from our hotel with the amazing Dwight. Our tour was led by the lovely Shelly-Ann. She had a wealth of knowledge about Jamaica's interesting history, as well as the rum making process. The tour included a walk through the working distillery (the oldest in Jamaica)! The grounds are absolutely beautiful and incredibly peaceful (including resident peacocks). The jerk chicken lunch was so tasty, as was the Jamaican "dumplings". After lunch, we tasted 2 different rums. Definitely recommend this tour. It was really authentic, informative and fun! Thanks for the great experience!
Written 22 August 2023
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Todd M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I don't have enough good things to say about the tour. Our guide (ShellyAnn) was amazing. Just a font of knowledge about the rum-making process. You think you've been to distilleries before? Not one like this. The rum. The included lunch! You will NOT be sorry for having visited this beautiful and historic facility.
Written 30 June 2023
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Shannon P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
The staff here if absolutely incredible. I got horribly car sick on the drive in. They were so nice about it and consistently checked on me, put me in the AC, brought me things to help my stomach, and never once made me feel like I was a burden. My husband and friends thoroughly enjoyed the tour and rum tasting, stating it was great to learn the history. We came back to the rest of our group who were jealous they did not join the tour.

While it is a rough ride through the mountains to get there, the landscape and history are absolutely beautiful. Don't pass on this excursion!
Written 5 May 2023
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Melissa K
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Upon arriving to the Hampden Estate we were greeted by resident peacocks and Steve who spent a long time showing us around the Estate. It’s a gorgeous property and a very educational experience. There were only 2 other people on our tour which was amazing. We were told the days shops come in to port are much busier so we were grateful for the slow day. The tour explained so much about the history of the Estate and was so fun!! Steve was great about telling us so many details and really making us want to learn more. We had lunch (jerk chicken or pork) and some fried dough like dish. It was all very tasty. After lunch we tasted some rum and were shown a very small shop to purchase any rum or hot sauce. There were just a handful of options and were not pushy at sales at all. Overall Steve was amazing, the experience was great, and DH says way better than Appleton tour (I’ve never been).
Written 22 April 2023
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Mary
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
10/10 would recommend this tour! Our guide, Steve, was fantastic, as was everyone else. If you have the option to have lunch there, definitely do it. The jerk chicken and jerk pork were excellent. Do yourself a favor and book a tour…the roads aren’t the best to drive yourself if you rent a car.
Written 17 March 2023
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Kirk M
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Shelly Ann was a fantastic tour guide. We had a long drive up to the estate, where she provided a brief history of Jamaica and how the rum making process became central to the economy. The estate is gorgeous and very instagrammable. The peacocks are also a nice touch. The rum factory tour was informative and fascinating. We were provided with a delicious Jamaican lunch of jerk chicken and festival before our tasting. The overproof rum is not for the faint of heart. I enjoyed both samples. They have a gift shop on premises to purchase, rum, Jamaican coffee and general merchandise. The roads up to the estate are in terrible shape. However the driver did a fantastic job navigating the potholes. He even made a joke of it. You will get to see a genuine slice of Jamaican country life on the way so I would still recommend this tour.
Written 5 March 2023
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