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Appleton Estate 12-Year Rum is a blend of several rums aged between 12 and 18 years in American oak barrels after being distilled using small-batch copper pot stills.
The rum is produced on the Appleton Estate, which sits in the Nassau Valley in Jamaica. The estate’s origins date back as far as 1655 when the English overthrew the Spanish to rule the island and Frances Dickinson, grandfather of the distillery’s founders, received the land as a reward for his role in the overthrow.
Recommendable to most
Smooth, great sipping rum. Great nose, vanilla, honey and slight cinnamon notes.
On the palate, delicious. Strong flavors, smooth burn and excellent finish.
Lighter than their 21 year, but just as good in my opinion, if slightly different.
A must have for a unadulterated rum drinker.
Bold and warm in the mouth, but lacks a smoothness you might expect at the price point. Hints of cocoa, vanilla and even oak, but the warmth never really transitions to smooth.
Excellent if you like your Jamaican rum extra dry, I couldn't handle it even though I have tried other Jamaican rums still this still a fantastic choice, I won't rate it bad because just I don't like it instead I will rate it as a good quality rum.
This is one of the few rums that I can qualify "versatile"
Good on the rocks
Rum and coke
It deserves its 9/10 because it's affordable
Nose: Lot of oak spice to nose, allspice, cinnamon, clove and oak vanillin, sweet orange, not much hogo at all.
Palate: lots of abovementioned spices and oak and vanillin, fruitiness gets bit more pronounced with tasting, grapes and sort of caramelized orange, still not much hogo, very gentle amount underneath the flavor profile.
Finish: Oak and vanillin turns to dry and bit sour aftertaste, has a nice spicy alcohol kick which means this rum has probably not been dosed at all as is the goverment rule in Jamaica when making rum.
Overall, decent rum, i personally like much more hogo on my jamaicans but this is a good alternative to people who are not yet accustomated to high ester levels.
Maybe not the best presentation of jamaican rum but a very good represantion of real unadulterated rum.
This is pretty darn good. Lots of oak and some vanilla. Several notes swirling in the background. Complex but balanced. A little bite. A little rough around the edges which I say as 100% compliment. Great to sip. Equally good neat or on ice. Great finish too. Beats the daylights out of many sweeter rums that cost 3x as much.
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