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This is a very good choice of rum for those times when you just need a bottle to drink before a night out etc. It has a similar taste and finish to the 12 year old rare blend however this one is nowhere near as smooth. It can be a little harsh to some, probably the reason the ratings are so bad but i still find this one enjoyable enough and much more interesting than the regular rums like Captain Morgan etc. The finish is also pretty good. It's not one of the best by any means but it's nowhere near as bad as the ratings and reviews on here suggest!
A disapointment. Bas tast. High on alcoholtast. Never again.
In seek of jamaican mixing rum i tried this one and gave away the bottle in the middle.
It's like a trace of fruit and butterscotch flavores on your nose, but after you take a sip a 151 bacardi gasoline overwhealms your mouth. Tried to mix it in my mai tai... but regreted because gasoline feeling have killed all enjoy from the cocktail.
Appleton Estate is the standard in which I compare most mid-range Amber Rums. Excellent it is not, however, it’s flavours pair well in simple or complex cocktails, as well as mixed drinks, and it serves to divide what a good or bad rum should be. I stock it as my base stock Amber Rum in my home bar and always recommend it above Bacardi for a cheaper priced rum.
It's very boring and quite rough.
I wouldn't say it was really bad, but it also hasn't got a whole lot i can say that's good about it.
It just lacks flavour. Not really for sipping which even basic Havana Club 7 year is good for.
It's ok in orange juice cocktails or just in coke.
Also appeared to give me a worse hangover than other rums of the same price.
I like this as a mixing rum. I Think it makes great cocktails for its prøve.
ok rum, nothing special, you don't get mad of it
Blende de 5 a 10 anos utilizado muy bien para un buen cuba libre. Solo no pasa.
Typická Jamajka za skvělou cenu, mne nesedí, jsem na sladší. Občas pro zpestření neodmítnu
For the price, it’s a decent choice. With a biting and funky taste, even if that rum is strong and not easy to drink, it’s somehow enjoyable and a classic. Not a sweet rum like other competitors in that price range.
Es un ron que no tiene necesidad de ser mezclado para ser ingerido
This tastes fine when used as a mixer, not really one for sipping though.
As a Appleton fan, I like all bottles over 21y. This one was a big disappointment.
Weak aroma and taste.
If you enjoy the Jamacain style of rum you could probably drink this straight. For me this rum is a pass.
Very very and once again very bad rum. Strong alcohol taste ... nothing for me.
Received again as a gift :) Maybe good for mixed drinks or with Coke, of course on the rocks!
After my disappointment with Appleton's 12 year old rum I have stayed away from this brand. However others have liked it so I bought a bottle on the way home from BVI. I am no connoisseur, but I do enjoy this rum. Taste is good but not as smooth as some. However in this price range it's a good pick.
A harsh rum with the smoothness of 120 grit sandpaper. Somewhat pleasant aroma but less flavor and more of a whiskey taste.
Great mixer, if you don't feel like thinking about what to buy, buy this.
Very good for AE’s basic rum! Smooth, great in a rum cocktail, & even works on the rocks in a pinch. Upgrade to the Reserve Blend when you can, but you’ll enjoy this “one size fits all” rum! 🏴☠️
I'd heard about Appleton's years ago in NY. So when I found a bottle at the ABC by my buddies house i bought. As my title says.... especially for the price. On the bright side it ain't gasoline. Easy to drink however you like, even as a Cuba Libre. My biggest complaint was that it had very little body and flavor. What was there was pleasant enough and a decent choice for the start up rum drinker.
This is fantastic stuff. Mixes really well and can be a supper too. Smooth but with character. Not very flammable. Not too sweet. Not too funky. Not too heavy. Great flavor. The average rating here is low in my opinion.
Bought this on a whim after spotting it in a super market.
It’s many years since I last tried it, and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a while before I buy again.
Good with coke, but far too harsh , for me, to drink neat, as I prefer to take my rums.
Appleton’s, like I imagine for a lot of people, is where my rum journey started many years ago.
Use as a mixer by all means
Starts off super bold and high octane, but mellows out quickly to a smooth finish