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Recommendable to most
To be honest, i love rum, but am no specialist. Ordered this to try, and just love it. Nice smooth taste. Tried a cheap Appleton rum in the past and disliked it. But this is really good, simple as that. Just buy it and enjoy!
It reminds me alot of Zaya rum. I got the bottle as a gift, don't think I would purchase again unless I was somewhere that didn't have a large selection.
Un buen ron lindo color , el sabor es aceptable , lo noto muy alcoholico al beberlo y al final , yo lo tomo solo o con un hielo , en el limite de lo recomendable
Et bien voilà un bon rhum, sans sucre ajouté, bien ficelé une attaque franche, un développement harmonieux avec une belle longueur finale. Des arômes fins et des notes caramel léger. Tout ce qu'on demande à un bon rhum, tout ça à moins de 40€. Bravo.
Yeah, u need to like that Jamaican style, i prefer Barbados or Cuba... anyway thats interesting difference. This one is more fruity, i can feel more vanilla, pineapple, a specific flavour. It is worth to taste it.
I'm actually rather a cocktail wonk than a straight drinker, but this is one of the few liquors I prefer straight, because of its fantastic flavour. Granted, it's not that ester-rich as the stereotypical Jamaican rum, but it's still unmistakably the powerful English style. The aroma is hard to describe, I don't know of anything that tastes like this, apart from a few other rums. It's sweetish and candy-like, but not like toffee or the usual suspects. Mount Gay the last Ward 10 yo. struck me as similar. Of course it's stupid that Appleton thinks they have to dye this with caramel colour, but alas, many distillers do this, and gladly it doesn't alter the taste. If you're not familiar with this sort of powerful rum, then it may well bite your nose if you approach it too closely. In that case it recommends keeping your proper distance, so you can enjoy the wonderful aroma uninterruptedly. On the palate it's quite soft, for sure softer than most Singe Malt Whiskies.
Now, first off I must say that I did this right. I had never tried Appleton and had gone straight to the 21-year blend for starters. Good choice because the 21-year is nothing short of amazing. But this review is about the 12-year, isn’t it? And that’s where Appleton truly excels here. The 12-year Rare Blend has much of the same identical characteristics as the 21...yet different. A little more burn, a little less underlying flavor notes. Same fruity funk that’s in the higher blends...overall a winner. Being from the South, I’ve even tried it making sweet tea, some call Planter’s Punch...or grog. It’s good. Yeah, it’s light years better than using sugar. Where others taste orange peel, I taste something like snapple, very similar to the older blends. This rum, to put it bluntly, kicks ass. Joy Spence is a champion mixer and this blend is street worthy and classy all the same. At just under $40 a bottle, you can’t beat it. Delicious.
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