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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.
Nice every day sipper, not too offending and not too much funk/esters.
Still obviously a Jamaican with some ripe banana flavour!
Strong and complex rum.
I like the flavor of this rum. I have received three bottles as gifts from friends.
I am a little surprised that I like this one quite so much as I generally am not a great fan of Jamaican rums due to the iodine notes. However, the oak, fruit (including the iodine) and marry up to really appeal. It grows and grows on me, and has now become one of the rums that is ever present in my cupboard.
As there are some nice tastes in it, I really don't like the harshness as found in Rhum Agricoles, so for me this was kind of a mispurchase.
I'm sure when wiskey-loving friends come over I'll be sure to present this one to them.
L'un des tous premiers rhums que j'ai gouté. Très bon rhum pas trop cher. Goût assez riche ! Très bonne odeur !
I drank this bottle straight up over several days. Quite smooth, not a huge amount going on though. I was expecting a little more but a commendable bottle.
This is a good rum to start someone on if they are not sure if they want to start a rum collection and have a limited budget.
This rum has a strong rating reputation but I didn't enjoy it as much as other reviewers. I think that I will give the maker another chance and try a more pricy aged longer version before I give my final judgment.
“Mon amie laissez le bon temps rouler!”
Ce rhum Jamaïcain est fidèle à la tradition des rhums de "tradition anglaise", finement boisé, avec des notes de vanille, de fruits secs, de tabac et d'écorce d'orange, le nez est extrêmement agréable et en bouche c'est très gourmand avec la sucrosité d'un El dorado mais dans une moindre mesure. Parfaitement équilibré, on y revient jusqu'à plus soif !
Strong kick. Really long and good aftertaste.
Smells sweeter tan it tastes. Quite bitter neat.
Delicious and subtle neat, but good for mixing though a waste to spoil it that way
Appleton 12 years was too bitter for me. Ill retry soon.
Edit: second try: Awesome. I'm sold. The complexity of app's nose and taste is overwhelming: oak, plum, burned sugar, vanilla, a hint of leather - the bitterness appears if you don 't let it rest in its glass for 10 mins before the First sip. ..
A fine Jamaican rum with great legs and cocoa notes that are great for sipping.
The flavor is complex and tasty. It might taste richer if the spirits weren't so strong. As a sipper, it's no good. But in mixed drinks, the flavor shine through more.
Not my cup of coffe, but I can drink that ;-)
Una gran sensación que te remonta a ese hermoso pais
A good rum for the price, fairly smooth and very mixable.
Colore scuro, poco trasparente, molto intenso, profumo di cherry, aroma quoio. Pungente al tatto con gusto dolce leggermente salato.
One of the quintessential rums for tiki drinks and it´s one of the rums in the classic Mai Tai combo, Appleton Extra and St James Hors d`age or other aged rhum agricole. It`s a very good mixing rum, good for most cocktails and also neat. No added sugar in this one which makes a more "real" rum to me.
Nose: Alcoholic ,sugar, light fruits ,caramel
Taste: less taste , sharp , alcoholic , light fruits ,caramel ,wood
Nothing for me.
God duft, men smag følger ikke med
I expected more from a 12 year rum. Best with an ice cube if sipped. Smooth enough to sip but I thought it was a little on the bitter side and would probably be better in a mixed drink.
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