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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 love Appleton Signature for tiki drink mixes, this is why I give it an 8...why bother spending more if you are mixing it. Sure you could get a 12 year Appleton and it is great but when the other ingredients blend the tiki Gods are smiling:) Aloha from West Palm Beach Fl!
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.
has that hogo funk you look for in a Jamaican
taste - smooth, bananas, orange, vanilla
Nice mixer, wished I saved some so I could compare with J Wray Gold. Used up my bottle making a nice Mai Tai with Clement.
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.
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
I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a huge fan of Appleton rums. But as far as Appleton rums go, this isn't bad!
Smells and tastes of oak, spice, and orange peel with a hint of molasses. It's not as good as the Reserve Blend and definitely not as good as the 12 year, but it's not that far behind.
If you like the Appleton rums more than me, you should like this just fine. If you don't like the Appletons (like myself), then you might consider spending more on the Joy Anniversary blend, which is a nice step up from the other Appletons.
Given that I enjoy sipping on rum rather than use it for mixing I did not expect this rum to be a winner. Glad I only purchased a 375 ml bottle as this is well below the Appleton Rare Blend 12 year rum which I despised. This is a pretty awful rum on its own.
Always heard good things about Appleton. But I have to say this rum is trash. Horrible taste and has a small to match. It is ok as a mixer if you please. However for the price you can get a better rum for cheaper when it come to mixing.
The aftertaste was somewhat unpleasant, even when mixed with cola.
I have been hesitant for quite some time to buy a bottle of this and rate it. Appleton claims that it is a replacement for it's V/X that has been discontinued. Well, not exactly! The average age of the rums being blended here are a few years younger than the old V/X. This was a strictly cost cutting measure from Appleton.
Pouring some into the snifter shows it to be a deep orange color with faint aromas of hogo funk. Somehow, this blend retains some of the hogo funk on the palate. I now have no regrets in buying it.
With six ingredients to blend all of the flavors into a Mai Tai, I would gladly use this one instead of a more expensive Jamaican rum. As for sipping this one neat, spend a few more dollars to get their Reserve Blend. Their 12 Year Rare Blend is almost twice the price of this one, but I now have this Signature Blend ranked only one point below it. The Reserve Blend is the best bang for the buck when it comes to Appleton Estate rums, but it is also much harder to find.
I think I would prefer the blandness if Bacardi white to the terrible chemical aftertaste of this rum. I’ve yet to find a mixer that makes it tolerable. I wouldn’t make my worst enemy sip it. Quite literally the worst rum I’ve ever had the displeasure of tasting. Not sure I can finish the bottle.
The nose is harsh , rather alcoholic and unsubtle. It tastes better - a bit spicey and bourbon-like, perhaps. It's not as good as the 12 year old rare blend, but a good distance, but then it is less than half the price. It tastes young and I would not nominate it in any list of sipping rums.
Nicely balanced well priced rum very enjoyable. Not tried any other Appleton rums to compare, but the best value priced rum I’ve drank to date.
Next stop Appleton aged versions, can’t wait!
Was hoping to find a decent mixer with gingerale or Sprite. Not too bad for the price point.
Sadly, Appleton is not what it used to be...
It’s a bit sweet and nicely flavorful. Not to smoothest but for the price it’s my everyday favorite.
When making a cocktail this is always an acceptable option.
It pours a deep golden colour. Aroma is largely of alcohol with some brown sugar. Mainly brown sugar in the flavour. It's just about smooth enough to drink neat, though I prefer this with cola, ginger beer or Kinnie.
A tasty rum. I prefer darker rums, this has hints of burnt sugar and a touch of lime. It's a bit simple to me, but I prefer this over Mt Gay Eclipse and for the price it's competitive. Give it a try, if you like drier rums you'll likely enjoy this one.
Έκανα δύο προσπάθειες με αυτό το ρούμι, με διαφορετικές παρέες , αλλά με το ίδιο καλή διάθεση (παίζει το ρόλο της πιστέψτε με)..... "Ουισκίζει" .... πιστεύω ότι ένας απαίδευτος ουρανίσκος θα μπορούσε να μπερδευτεί. Τες πα ..... Τίποτα το ιδιαίτερο και δε νομίζω να μπω στον κόπο να το ξαναπιώ !!!