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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.
No surprises here, it's a traditionnal rum. Sugarcane, aromas of molasses, bit vanilla, little burning aftertaste, but overall a good spirit. Nothing fancy.
A classic jamaican pot-still. A little sweet for a jamaican rum, but not flavourfull enough to compensate the taste of alcohol.
Not my kind of rum yet. Would like to try the others from Appleton though.
I like this rum, it's smooth to drone at and mixes nicely with ginger and lime. I don't like the bottle, though. Too feminine.
It's my first Appleton Rum and it's an interesting one. Strong vanilla flavor, oak, coffe or cocoa. Brown sugar or caramel aftertaste. Good suprise and discovery. I hope to taste the 21y and 30y.
On the nose lots of oak with a strong smell of bourbon glue, but still good and complex. Strong and bold mouthfeel. Brown sugars with a bittersweet aftertaste.
To me AE/12 comes to the party and makes it self known. It joins in the conversation not overwhelming it. Your friends know that you've just gone the extra mile to make the evening special.
It has a strong startup with a long ending.
This is a nice rum, but I prefer the 21 years.
My friends were all very into this rum, but I expected more. A little bit disappointed...
While not hitting the same high notes as the 21 or the estate exclusive, it is still a decent sipping rum. And as the price is much more reasonable, it is a good introduction to the Appleton destillery.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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