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This is not a rum that makes a bold statement or gives one a hint of any specific flavor or aroma. It is not a sipping rum after a good dinner with good company. I give it a 6 because it's a good every day rum that, for me, mixes well with a Pepsi after a long day at the office.
Why they have even made this?!?!? Pass years I have had this feeling that the quality of Appleton has gone down. Even their 12-years old does not taste as it used to.
I was expecting little more when I decided to taste these "relatively new ones" Signature and Estate Reserve Blend. Same crap both of them.
I'm having trouble finishing off my 1.75L of this stuff. It has a horrible metallic finish and aftertaste even when mixed. Starts good and smooth but what it ends with does not make one want to take another sip.
Tastse like a high quality rum should taste. I usually only use this rum in cocktails but it's actually ok for sipping. It's not the best but considering value for money I wouldn't mind adding it to my collection
I bought this rum when I asked for a good sipping rum, the man who usually suggests really good rums told me it was one of his favorites. First reaction when opening the bottle, my roommate could smell it from 6 feet away. It almost reminds me of a weaker Bacardi 151. I would not recommend.
Horrible smell, bad taste, really rough on tongue, also in neck. No specific flavours, no reason to drink.
At first the scent comes off as if it were going to be harsh, but then you take a sip and you figure out it’s just the strong spices coming out, with a medium caramel. The rum goes down smooth, not what I was expecting. For 20 dollars, it’s definitely better than captain org. and Bacardi spiced.
Ok mixer £15 a bottle on offer but there are so many better options to choose from
A bit hot for a 40% rum. Sipped neat the funk is there in the background but not so much that it stands out in a mixed drink. Not a bad rum to keep on hand for tiki drinks like a Gold Cup.
Its a easygoing rum.
Not too bad, but also not great.
This was one I tried soon after getting into rum, after Morgan's spiced gold.
In really liked it in the early days but not as much as CM.
I now like others more
I’m happy with this rum. Good staple rum. It has that English style strong molasses flavour. Not complex if your looking to disect it’s flavour but still great on the rocks for something nice and reasonably priced.
Enjoying my current bottle
It mixes decently but doesn't work well for sipping.At the price there are better options.This replaced the vx which was better and could actually sip it.I rate it 4.5
Very smooth, nice to drink on the rocks. A common favorite between the wife and I.
A good everyday rum. Taste is good, not too tasty but ok for a late mixer. The standard.
I was hoping when I bought this that it would be an upgrade to the V/X but sadly it is still only a mixing rum not a sipping one. Having said that I have not tried it with a spot of water which might tone down the bite and burn.
Probably better as a mixer...not so much straight up. Lacks bold rum flavor and packs a solid alcohol bite. Just ok
Not bad as a mixer with coke, but nothing more than that.
nothing special here, great straight or mixed. Great rum for the price for partying ! :)
Evidentemente no estamos hablando de un ron premium.
Estamos hablando de un ron versátil que podrá ser mezclado con alguna otra bebida gasificada y nos dara un sabor decente.
Definitivamente mi Ron favorito para consumir el día a día.
Not what i expected from appleton. Tasty but not great in cocktails. Worked great in food such as chocolate filling.
Sweet Appleton taste. It stings a little when sipping. Perfect with a bit of Sprite.
Quality control seems to have dropped with the move in the name. The blend has some nice qualities of molasses, caramel and raisins and I can taste some older (?) rums but it has a rougher edge of perhaps a higher % of younger rums. Still one of my staple mixers but no longer my preferred standard especially as the price in Australia has crept up compared to others
This rum has vanilla and oak tones with a slight burnt orange taste followed by a bit of a saccharine after taste.
Mixes well enough with cola, comes across as very middle of the road but earns a six due to its price point.
It is value for money if on a budget.