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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.

7.0/10 (583 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted over 4 years ago by Rob from Ireland with 92 ratings

Nice every day sipper, not too offending and not too much funk/esters.
Still obviously a Jamaican with some ripe banana flavour!


Posted almost 2 years ago by Georgia603 from United Kingdom with 9 ratings

A great authentic Caribbean rum. Not over sweet and I enjoy mine with a dash of coke.


Posted 2 years ago by Haden from United Kingdom with 10 ratings

But enough about me.
Somewhat oaky on the nose with toffee, pineapple and other citrus and some nuttiness as well as a fair degree of bitterness. Not sweet, this has the Jamaican funk well in evidence.
With a nice long finish this is smooth enough to sip but benefits from being hand-warmed in the glass for 5 minutes. Great in a Mai Tai, as others here have suggested.


Posted 2 years ago by Hector from United States with 59 ratings

I was expecting something a lot better from this rum, being from the caribbean and aged 12 years, but i was extremely dissapointed, real harsh alcohol flavor, cheap liquor at a high price, do not spend your money on this.


Posted 2 years ago by Sylvain Lussier from Canada with 44 ratings

Au nez vanille, orange et noix. L’ensemble est relativement complexe tout en étant facile à boire.
En bouche, un peu sucre brun , boisé, soupçon de vanille avec un arrière goût d’orange.
La finale est assez longue


Posted 2 years ago by Chris Brearley from United Kingdom with 26 ratings

Amazing with ginger beer. Not quite as good as a Ron Solera 23 but close.


Posted 2 years ago by Florianhagemann from Peru with 83 ratings

Hace poco probé la versión mejorada, el rare blend. Pero sigue siendo un excelente referente del ron jamaicano. Seco, fuerte, nada dulce y con mucha personalidad. Nada para principiantes, pero en realidad junto a su hermano el mejor ron en cuestión calidad-precio


Posted 2 years ago by Frank Blackmore from United Kingdom with 17 ratings

It pours light brown in colour. Aroma is of demerara sugar. Flavour is also of demerara sugar. Nice with cola and ginger beer.


Posted 2 years ago by Dimitris from Greece with 78 ratings

Taste 6/10. Dont like the taste profile... not bad objectively but very different taste than most popular rums. 0 sweetnes, some whisky character, little burn & thats all.


Posted 2 years ago by Elhadji Omar SY from United Kingdom with 1 rating

I have been renting a property from Appleton Estate for few years now. And from the Land and to the staff everybody nice and professional. This agence is Highly Recommended.
Mark, Collin, Rob, Jody and other staff members working in the office. Great job Great Team and excellent properties


Posted 2 years ago by Kenneth from United Kingdom with 64 ratings

This is a good Rum, not complex by any means though, molasses and some sweetness, but a bit "mono" tasting compared to what else is available in this price range. I do feel however, it is a good honest Rum.