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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.
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.
I'd give this an 8.5, it is not a sweet rum but it is complex. Let it breathe and you will notice it is complex drink. This is a dry rum and best appreciated
Sipped slowly doing this you will notice the other flavours, give it time and it will soon become a favourite of yours.
The bottle screw top could be changed to a cork for that cork pop.
Very good condition and must be almost all of the new equipment we have got some of that is stuck in the total Design and build a better time to get a good one he doesn't sit still for sale in the office for a meeting at 8 meters of 4 core ground floor store under offices change to smoke Back office ground floor call point moving
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 ;-)
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