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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.
Tasty, but not quite great
Compared 12 yr vs 21 yr. 12 smelled very alcoholic, almost like gasoline and not very pleasant or refined. The 21 smelled much more complex and delicious. The taste of both of them was very similar, but the 21 was much smoother and refined. Diplomatico exclusiva was still much better than both of these. 12 - 75+. 21 - 85+
Just the right of rum funk to be interesting without being overpowering. Excellent in a dark and stormy as a funky alternative.
Goes down rather bitter. Otherwise a good rum. Probably not my first choice in this range. My palate may be off on this one, but it tastes oddly similar to The Real McCoy. Not nearly as smooth though. All that said, it's far from being bad.
Picked some up while passing through Jamaica and enjoyed it. It’s nothing super special or rare so not the highest rating, but you could do a lot worse.
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