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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 shouldn't have read the reviews beforehand because it might have biased me, but this rum is only decent and not super sweet and delicious like my favorite rums
To me it's just ehhh. Not bad but not great. It was good mixed with soda but on the rocks with lime not so good.
A decent everyday rum. Not too sharp, but nothing complex. Some sweetness from the caramel flavour, but thats all that you will really get with this. A good mixer!
. . . something that you would drink neat or on the rocks. I am glad that I tried it because it's my first Appleton Estate but I won't let it be what I judge the whole distillery on. This is clearly their economy mixer rum for those without a discerning palette.
Very smooth but I've definitely had better for the price. More of a "shooting" (If there is such a thing) than a sipping rum.
I use it in a mixer. It's not awful on it's own, in fact it's got some nice spice to it. However, not something I'd drink straight.
but for that price i was hesitating to buy a bottle. I rather spend money on a product that is worth of it...
So this was just an occasional buy - i'll never do it again.
It's good for a mixer but not as a standalone sipper. And for a mixer i can buy something cheaper...
I like this rum. It seems to be the stable standard for The Appleton Estate Marquee, and I think it can be enjoyed as a reasonable straight, or as a good mixer, and so represents pretty good value, and useful to have in the drinks cabinet.
I would agree with other reviewers, that it does not benefit form the long time in the barrels that some of the premium rums, nevertheless it delivers.
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.
Low rating do strong alcohol taste. Seemed very cheap even though it cost more than many others at my local store. Priced higher than private stock and its not even close in comparison.
I got a small bottle of this stuff to see what the hype was. I couldn't really pick up anything beyond the harshness of it. It is all the rave among tourists in Jamaican, yet I have never seen my Jamaican family drink this stuff (with good reason). Perhaps one of their more premium blends will be better.
Tried this as a pre-dinner, post-long day at work pleasure and was disappointed. Very harsh after taste for me with little in the way of complex flavors to enjoy and decipher. I'm not too happy with my attempts at Appleton rums.
I do like this rum, but feel like the V/X was better. I think the Signature Blend has replaced it. It has the potstill flavor I have come to enjoy, but is still lacking elsewhere. Many other good choices in the ~$20 range, but this is worth trying and I may like it best neat.
This is good, nothing amazing but it's good for an all around. Mixes well in drinks, and has a nice, not overpowering, molasses flavor which makes it good for baking and cooking too. Easy to find, good pricing, solid.
La nueva fórmula sabe a pintura, normalmente mezclo este ron, es mejor comprar el VX lo puedes identificar en la etiqueta al frente, no comprar el que dice 1749
A good, cheap, friendly and dry base for mixing cocktails!
I love Appleton Estate 12-year, which is great. This one is simply a lower version, not so smooth, lacks the tones, mainly the barrel wooden taste (oak flavor).
Good for mixing I suppose.
Signature Blend is average rum from Appleton, tasty and friendly.
Well, don't get me wrong, this is still rather good rum, but it have its, not so good, strange sides. The first is straight from bottle smell - hard, rough, petrol. You must let it breath for while to wear it out to something more sense-liking. Second thing is the specific sour taste. That would be OK, if this would be bottle of Bourbon. But is strange when it comes to bottle of rum. Signature Blend reminds me Bourbon with every sip. I actually like Bourbons, so I have only problem with this strangeness, but some folks would not appreciate that. So, this bad boy will go better with Coke or in cocktail, than as an enjoyable sipper. I enjoy it from time to time neat, because the strangeness is interesting. But common rum folk will surely rather avoid that.
This is a very good choice for mixing cocktail that requires a full bodied rum.
I love it in a Mai Tai, for example.
I think that it's the same rum previously labelled as V/X.
It's also good for simple cocktails like a Rum Old Fashioned or simply on the rocks.
Molto piacevole anche se un po secco da mandare giù ma il profumo è fresco e floreale. Per qualità prezzo il migliore sul mercato. Ci stà!
Deze is mijn smaak niet .............................
Nothing special and rather bland on flavour .... A good cupboard rum for parties though
As I read other reviews I have one impression: either every user has quite different taste or every bottle of this rum contains different blend.
Mine was all vanilla. A lot of vanilla. And I do not like vanilla rums much. Also, it was rather „disharmonic“. And „bitter-sweet“ - which, stand alone might be a good thing. But not in this case.
So, huge dissapointment. I'll never buy this rum again.