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Appleton Estate 12-Year rum

Appleton Estate 12-Year

Jamaica | Aged

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.

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Posted about 10 hours ago by Immiketoo (PREMIUM) from Greece with 25 ratings

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.

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Posted 11 days ago by Mrchubbaman from United Kingdom with 15 ratings

I’m much more of a spiced rum guy but can see the reasons this is a popular one

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Posted 17 days ago by Redrum from United Kingdom with 5 ratings

Really enjoyed this and wished I’d bought two bottles when it was on sale on amazon. Smells like it is going to be quite funky but wasn’t

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Posted 22 days ago by Mike Colligon from United States with 9 ratings

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.

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Posted 24 days ago by Nathan345 from United Kingdom with 27 ratings

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.

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Posted 25 days ago by from Canada with 11 ratings

This is one of the few rums that I can qualify "versatile"
Good on the rocks
Rum and coke
Basic cocktails
Classy cocktails
It deserves its 9/10 because it's affordable

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Posted 25 days ago by JellyJortikka from Finland with 58 ratings

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.

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Posted about 1 month ago by Docsarvis (PREMIUM) from United States with 50 ratings

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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Posted about 1 month ago by Clint Oosterbos from Netherlands with 4 ratings

Niet te zoete rum die prima puur te drinken is. Niet duur voor de kwaliteit.

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Posted about 2 months ago by Reinfinity from United States with 10 ratings

Seems to lack the good finish most other high end rums have. A bit of an aftertaste.