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Posted 4 days ago by Harrie from Netherlands with 33 ratings

Jamaican funk 'light' as I understand it. It helps to give it a little rest after pouring this in your glass. Molasses, citrus (orange with a high octane level) and a little oak/vanilla on the nose and on the palate joined by black peper and some dried fruits. The fruit flavours almost make this dry rum on the sweet side but pepper and 'gasoline fumes' balance it out pretty well. Outspoken taste with some little harsh notes but it goes down easy enough. Pleasant lingering of tastes.

As a real sipper it comes a little short, it is a little too restles in taste, but has potential and grows on you (or not). I doubt I will ever stack this one up but it gives me a damn good reason to explore Appleton Estate a little more.

Posted 9 days ago by Gilgamesh from United States with 3 ratings

Confession: I drink rum in shots. Usually 7 or more to be exact, over a 2-3 hour period. The rum doesn't have to be overly complex, obviously. But it needs to be smooth enough not to torch my gullet, and have a delicious aftertaste. This rum fits the bill at an attractive price point. I has the Jamaican funk, but with the edges rounded off. It's a great $20 rum, like Mount Gay or Plantation Barbados. Tastes like it's aged at least 2 years or more, maybe even 5. It's a well-made bottle of booze.

Posted 11 days ago by Cjbspender from Germany with 32 ratings

Cheap quality, hardly useful even for mixing. There are better ones.

Posted 12 days ago by Dan_Simm from United Kingdom with 3 ratings

A very good mixing rum but wouldn’t recommend sipping it

Posted 18 days ago by fahed from Belarus with 9 ratings

Not bad, good rum for mix with coke or even on rocks.

Posted 26 days ago by ZTrain1177 from Canada with 22 ratings

A nice tasting rum. Sweet but not overly so. Hints of caramel. Enjoyable with your favorite mix.

Posted 28 days ago by Gerome from United States with 38 ratings

It's got that Jamaican funk taste to start then mellows out.. but I only drink it mixed.. I'm not a fan of Jamaican rum tastes.. but they grow on me after half way through the glass

Posted about 1 month ago by chuck from United States with 15 ratings

Great rum to enjoy in mixed drinks. Can be great with other more complex rums in a cocktail.

Posted about 1 month ago by Dwayne Schuett from Canada with 5 ratings

This was the first rum I actually bought. We went to Jamaica on our honeymoon and had some at the airport. Wasn't sure how much I liked it then. Had a few beers at the bar than tried a dirty banana which was excellent. Over the week we had a few rum drinks which we enjoyed, the Appleton brand was the only one available. It's a good thing I liked it lol.

Posted about 1 month ago by JGiralt from United States with 42 ratings

Smooth and balanced. Exceptional for any rail rum.

Posted about 2 months ago by Pollux from Canada with 116 ratings

Correct pour faire des drinks, pas un rhum de dégustation.

Posted about 2 months ago by Oakstrom from United States with 2 ratings

Burnt sugar and citrus on the nose, very smooth stuff, I love this for mixing and thoroughly enjoy sipping it. Hard to beat for the price.

Posted 2 months ago by Andrewofcalgary from Canada with 31 ratings

Its ok but does not doing anything special to the palette.

Posted 2 months ago by nbouse13 from United States with 6 ratings

Solid rum to mix or sip. Distinct flavor. Always in my rotation.

Posted 3 months ago by Cdiaz from United States with 6 ratings

I barely get any funk that i expected in a jamaican rum. A bit sharp flavor and don't finish any better. It isn't bad in a tiki drink, the less funky flavor might work for drinkers who don't like that flavor.

Posted 3 months ago by Djgross144 from United States with 29 ratings

I like this as one of 3 rum components in a mai tai. I prefer the 12 year. It's just ok.

Posted 3 months ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 152 ratings

Mild Jamaica rum, with a little sweetness. I prefer this one of all appletons.

Smell: caramel, oak, molasses, vanilla, honey, dry fruits
Taste: some oil, caramel, vanilla, oak/barrel, light sweetness (honey), light spice, some bitterness

Sweetness: 2.5/5
Spice: 2/5
Fruit: 2/5
Mildness: 3/5

Posted 3 months ago by Damon Shurville from Australia with 14 ratings

Had this as the bar I was in only stocked this or Bacardi White Rum. Not much of a choice so I mixed this was Coke and made do. Not a great Rum but ok in a pinch.

Posted 4 months ago by JeffBuck from United States with 80 ratings

I use the Signature and Reserve as an entry level tasting to hogo flavors. While this is definitely hogo in training wheels, it's delicious as a mixer or even on ice.

Posted 4 months ago by Pompeysam123 from United Kingdom with 9 ratings

Decent in a Dark & Stormy but smells like rocket fuel neat

Posted 4 months ago by Skyvie from United States with 30 ratings

It's a good price, but tastes far closer to brandy than rum. It's approaching paint thinner or gasoline in flavor, so it's not smooth at all. Wanted to like this one, but it's too whiskey-like to be in my rum rotation.

Posted 4 months ago by The Answer is Rum from United States with 10 ratings

It tastes like rum flavored grain alcohol. Could not finish the bottle even as a mixer. Seems like the quality of the Signature Blend has really gone downhill in recent years.

Posted 5 months ago by J1gg1ns from United Kingdom with 42 ratings

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!

Posted 5 months ago by peter75 from Netherlands with 13 ratings

A disapointment. Bad tast. High on alcohol. Never again.