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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.
Pero es sobre todo el sabor...tiene demasiado regaliz, está bueno sobre todo si bebes y bebés al final ...riquísimo pero para mí es un 6 no se notan esos 12 años, tampoco es caro 17'50€
I found this to be somewhat harsh with a strong burn. It was reasonably tasty, but I don’t think I will buy another bottle.
Smells okay, taste okay but i’m missing a bit of sweetness
When you are a rum connoisseur, it can be really hard to find good quality rums at your average bar or pub. A lot of places keep high quality single malts and premium ryes, but only pedestrian rums. I found Appleton the other day at a bar in my city. I keep a more favorite rum at my home, but that bar found a new customer who will return, because of the Appleton for sale there. If you spot it on the backbar shelves at a commercial establishment... TRY IT!
Now, first off I must say that I did this right. I had never tried Appleton and had gone straight to the 21-year blend for starters. Good choice because the 21-year is nothing short of amazing. But this review is about the 12-year, isn’t it? And that’s where Appleton truly excels here. The 12-year has much of the same identical characteristics as the 21...yet different. A little more burn, a little less underlying flavor notes. Same fruity funk that’s in the higher blends...overall a winner. Being from the South, I’ve even tried it making sweet tea. Yeah, it’s light years better than using sugar. Where others taste orange peel, I taste something like snapple, very similar to the older blends. This rum, to put it bluntly, kicks ass. Joy Spence is a champion mixer and this blend is street worthy and classy all the same. At just under $40 a bottle, you can’t beat it. Delicious.
It might not be as good sipper, as some top-shelf rums are but it mixes awesome with fruits, syrups and other stuff. Barrelnotes mixed with funky fruit skins, nice expirience. Sweet enough to be enjoyed neat/on the rocks. Not so striking with alcohol, but strong and confidient to be a bouron challanger.
Smell: Vanilla, caramel, dry fruit, barrel, whisky, alcohol.
Taste: citruses, wood, bitterness, cpicy, nice burn. Nice aftertaste, fruity.
Too much bitterness for me. If you like it, it's good.
Decent, easy drinking rum.
Had it a few times, pretty good
This has been my go to run for 10 years. Prior to the recent relabel/rebrand, I found it distinctly better, but have no proof on the difference other than the 2 bottles I've made last as long as possible.
Good solid rum. Smooth. Not spicy or sweet. Their older aged rums are better
Got this for an Xmas pressie and I savored every drop
Kdo miluje Jamajku, bude spokojen, mně moc neleze, jsem na sladší
I love this Rum. It is full of molasses and very smooth. An incredibly rich nose. Great neat, or mixed. I especially like it on the rocks with a splash of seltzer and some lime juice. One other advantage - It comes in a Liter bottle! And the price is very reasonable per ml compared to "less expensive" rums that come in 700 ml.
Good, strong taste and a little bite in the end. Love a good glass of this one on a cold night (or just any night for that matter).
Searched for this after glowing reviews but this is a disapointment. Chemical and tastes only of alcohol. Maybe a bad batch but an expensive mistake. Always try before you buy
Nice smell, with caramel hints. Tasting good. Reccomend
This is always my go to rum if I can find a restaurant or bar that serves it. Beautiful dark golden color perfect blend of heat and smoothness. Great neat, on-the rocks or mixed.
Pleasant fruity notes in the aroma and chocolate aftertaste.
Not too sweet or strong, don’t let the smell fool you. Let it breath for a couple of minutes and then try. It has a very interesting mix between older and younger rums (this rum is a blend). Definitely worth trying!
Not a sipping rum, too harsh for me. But works very well for drinks.
Expected fuller creamy flavour
Very brandy like hard no softness,lack of sweetness
This rum was one I was really excited to get my hands on and I was not disappointed. It was definitely spicier and more spiky than the other rums I've had, but I loved it. Its a challenging rum with notes of Christmas spices, not for everyone, but perfect for me.
not that amazing neat but a high end ingredient for mixing tiki drinks, pretty good in a mai tai especially with clement vsop. a bit too much burnt sugar/fruit flavor for my taste.
Appleton makes two different 12 year blends that l am aware is. This one is not sold in Ontario, Canada, but a friend brought me this back from a trip. Very nice Jamaican style rum for sipping.
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