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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.
A bit of citrus, a bit of molasses, strong oak notes with just a slight hint of Jamaican funk. A classic rum that is both a delicious sipper as well as outstanding, albeit more expensive, "dark Jamaican" mixer. If used as a mixer, it will certainly elevate any cocktail or tiki drink that calls for it.
Nice rum. Nutty taste, yet a dery dry finish. I tried it straight, but its dryness ruin the tasting experience. I am very dissapointed for the price paid.
C'est un rhum bon mais sec. Si vous préférez les rhum doux celui ci n'est pas pour vous. Un rhum qui vous rappelle que les pirates anglais buvaient des vraies boissons d'hommes.
This is a good but dry rum. If you prefer sweet rum this one is not for you. A rum that reminds you that English pirates drank "real men" drinks.
Solid neat but better with a little water, ice, or your favorite mixer. Good with coconut water. A little edgy at first but let it sit and you will enjoy it more. Not so pricey that you mind mixing it.
Perfectly blended molasses, and oak with just a touch of citrus, I find this being used as the bar a which anything else considered "premium" is judged. Not the best of the best but just makes the cut for drinking straight for me.
Not that what i a expected. ...............for 12 yers old.
Non un grande rum. Buono il colore ma di poco sapore. Forse migliore il rum con più anni di invecchiamento.
nice aroma, sensual flavor. Best straight in my opinion. I save this for when there is something worth drinking to.
A good Jamaican rum: Complex in its taste, many different nuances, relatively dry but only a little bit spicy.
Fine rhum, though lack of strength. Nice on the rocks, but easy-going.
Mit kommt dieser Rum viel zu aggressiv vor. Die gilt für den ersten Geschmack als auch für den Abgang. Ich als Einsteiger kann diesen Rum nicht empfehlen
I tried this rum twice. First time I wasn´t impressed. Second time, I found something good in this rum. It´s not sweet, but it has an interesting character. I am sure, that this is not for everyone, but you should really try it. Maybe, it will stick to you , as your favorite. But not for me. :-)
I exclusively sip rum, don't much like it mixed at all so my ratings are based on drinking it straight up. This rum is good, but I prefer it on the rocks, which isn't how I tend to drink. Good price, but not likely I'll seek it out again.
Not for straight up drinking for me but good enough to blend with coke
Now this is a good rum! You could sip this one easily enough if that's how you like it. This one is up in my favs. A little over priced, but better to spend money on something I can enjoy too, instead of something I just end up giving away.
Bottle: Bottle is boring, metal top, case is a nice add
Sight: Long thin legs
Aroma: Sweet, nutty, citrus
Taste: Spicy, bitter, a little sweet, strong, nutty, strong
Entry: Spicy, not smooth, burns
Body: Thin, not smooth, evaporates in mouth
Finish: Not smooth
Wood: American Oak
I would drink this rum with a mixer. Usually with Cola as I like more of a sweet rum.
This is just my opinion, you should try the rums you are curious about as we all have different taste buds :)
Hope this helps rum enthusiast.
Deep copper colour; vanilla bean, caramel/molasses, buckwheat honey and spicy cinnamon/nutmeg aromas; quite elegant on palate with warm, mildly spicy, brown sugar flavours and a smooth, lingering oaky finish.
If you are looking for a strong rum, this it a good option and does as a good sipping role.
This is probably not fair but I take Appleton rums for granted because of their mass market appeal. Twelve year is very smooth and is a big mistake wasting it as mixer. Your bar needs a spot for this one.
I did expect more oaky taste but must admit it deliver a good rum. It feels strong 43% and other tastes come forward with dark chocolate.
Voici un rhum qui en matière d'arômes est assez riche.
Premières impressions, au nez, il est puissant et boisé avec des notes plus douces de vanille. En bouche, on retrouve ce côté vanille-boisé et des notes de café. La finale est assez longue et intense.
Un rhum vraiment intéressant. A goûter !!
Très bon rhum sur le miel, les épices douces. Excellent rapport qualité/prix, pour boire un bon verre dans se prendre la tête
I like rich and dark profile of it. Woody tanins brown sugar. It is not sweet. Rum is better on nose than in mouth.
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