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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 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 !!!
This is what I would pick at a bar to mix with Coke. It's not a bad rum, but it's not a stand out.
Not ideal for sipping, but a truly great value proper Rum for mixing and cocktails etc. Has a nice "liquorice" taste.
A very alcholic taste, little tones of other flavours. Maybe a little bit of oak flavour.
Nothing you would buy on your own, the earthiness was the only distinguishing feature of this, otherwise it is a high quality moonshine.
This may not be the best sipping rum but it’s much better than serviceable. I can’t actually understand mixing this but each to his own. This is the first fine rum I tried, I was in the USCG and enjoying shore leave in Ocho Rios. This rum brings back a lot of good memories, so this is likely not a subjective review.
It’s got a nice taste, hints of the cane. The nose is good. I really have nothing bad to say about it.
Not my favorite. I managed to finish the bottle but wouldntbgoboutbof my way again to purchase
A good well balanced flavour which I would expect coming from Jamaica but not very strong and that's this drinks only downfall.
Pretty standard mixer that’s a bit better than most other standard mixers.
From now on default jamaincan mixing rum in my bar.
Woody aroma, typical jamaican funk taste and heavy, deep and warm aftertaste which stands up in mixed drinks.
Good with come or Ginger beer.
Works well as a mixer.Not one for sipping.
This is a base from which other rums should be rated. Can't go wrong with this fine Jamaican rum.
This is my go to rum for mixing cocktails! Great price and gives the bite and sweetness needed for those mixed umbrella drinks ;)
Rhum de base à avoir chez soi pour préparer cocktails comme Daiqiri!