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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.
Every so often I grab another $50 top-shelfer and give it a shot. Appleton 12 was the biggest disappointment yet. It was barely tolerable as a mixer for me... just too harsh, tasted like a cheap version of Bacardi.
Sugar: 2 gpl. Woody with lots of bite and great aroma. You can sip this one, but it needs ice to cut the sharpness a little. Excellent as a mixer as the flavor of the rum adds to whatever you mix it with. It's right up there with Pusser's Navy rum for multiple use.
Has enough character to not get lost with the addition of water a/o ice a/o pineapple juice
well, first rum i was able to figure out the orange and vanilla in flavour. The taste just got me. I know i drunk alcohol/rum with such a strange sweet after taste - it got me. Had 3 bottles so far and definitelly recommedn this one. Shame it is so hard to buy in Czech republic for reasonable price.
Strong with lots of nuances. Molasses, Citrus and Nutmeg.
Beautiful looking color with dark tones of caramel, with hints of oak.
Complexe, boisé, épicé. Assez sec finalement.
Je le comparerais plutôt à un cognac.
Longueur finale un peu juste à mon goût.
Peut-être est-ce que j'en attendais un peu trop...
Has more burn than would expect for age, but reasonably complex. Would buy again when on sale.
In first it's a little bit strong but in your mouth i gets a great taste. Very nice rum for this price
Don't get me wrong, its a very good rum, I was just a little disappointed because my friends talked it up so much. I am glad I tried it but there are others I like better.
Naozaj dobrá zmeska. Teším sa na ďalšie stretnutie snim. Chuť výrazne konakova, výraznejšie alkoholova.
One of the rums I can enjoy on the rocks. Nice subtle after taste.
It's been several years since I emptied one, it was strong and some harshness, true rum. I don't remember it been very complex or smooth.
Funny thing I have another bottle but I don't seem to have opportunity to open it, since I always prefer to taste rums that are new to me.
(You can count on Jamaican except Myers, I got headache from one shot)
Intenso, elegante, fine e abbastanza complesso.
Non lascia di stucco ma è sempre un bel bere!
Finale abbastanza lungo di legno e fumo, molto piacevole.
I picked this up to try an example of Jamaican style rum and found that while I liked the favors, it just seemed a bit strong at the start. Wondering if I should try others to find one that's smoother.
The first release of the Extra was aged 13 years. This release lose 1 year, but Extra is always good ! Just one things... Appleton please use cork stopper!
Een prachtige, rijke rum met een full body die gedistilleerd is uit gegist melasse. Zoals de naam al zegt heeft deze Appleton minimaal 12 jaar gerijpt, het rijpproces wordt voltrokken in gebruikte Jack Daniels Whisky vaten om zo tot een unieke blend te komen.
Eén van de unieke karakteristieken is het complexe, maar tegelijkertijd ook delicate, karakter van karamel, walnoot en eikenhars omringd door een vrij sterk aroma van gedroogd fruit, abrikozen en vanille. De kleur is aangenaam donker, een rijke bruine kleur met rode tinten die nieuwsgierig maakt en geproefd wil worden. Deze rum is lekker zacht en drinkt fijn weg met een lange en milde afdronk.
un rhum bien fini. Très équilibré , noble . Super en fin de soirée .
Rhum ''demi sec'' aux notes boisées très prononcées. Vaut le détour sans aucun doute.
Aroma: Eerste indruk is alcohol, erg sterk. Na wat gewacht te hebben komen er tonen van karamel, vanille en citrus in het glas en later nog tabak en hout.
Smaak: karamel, vanille, citrusfruit, alcohol en eikenhout.
Nasmaak: lang, zoetig, bruine suiker en geroosterd brood.
Prima rum voor deze prijs.
I bought some of this in Jamaica. It is a nice tasting rum, either on the rocks or straight up out of the freezer. No harshness, just a nice sweet rum flavour with the nuance of the oak.
Rhum assez sec
Goût de clou de girofle, cannelle, bois d'inde
Chose to try the 12yrs old before the 18yrs and the 21yrs. The ratings are spot on.
It looks great in the bottle, nice aroma and oak taste. Not too sweet, very easy on the palate. Very good after taste.
Very GOOD for the PRICE.....Strongly recommend.
I could take 15 minutes to tell you the story on how it was a pain to get one bottle of Appleton 12 yr through the Pennsylvania Liqour Control Store.
EDIT: revisited this rum again and dropped my rating from 6 to 5. Just a harsh rum that for $4 more I can get outstanding Plantation 20th Anniversary.
Left it sit for a while before sipping and thought it was a little strong and harsh. Dropped half an ice cube in and what a difference. Very nice sipper.
So Appleton 12 is what a rum should be at this age. It tastes almost corporate. There is no surprise but also no let down. It's not impressive but it's not average. It's exactly what you think it should be and not a drop more. Perfect 12 year notes of all your common rum flavors, oak, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, floral, smoke, cherry, orange, burnt sugar etc. It seems like the flavors are all equal which is both impressive and unimpressive in the same moment.
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