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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.
Its original Jamaican Rum with amber-dark color and a very rich taste.
I would recommend it to anyone!
Personally I found the after burn a bit too strong, but that mostly depends on personal preference!
I have tried to like rum from this region and I always end up expecting more. It ranks just ok in my book. Not a very good sipper, neat. Maybe it’s ok on the rocks.
I got into tiki drinks in a big way a few years ago. I now make my own syrups and spiced rums at home in fact. Planning a small tiki bar in the basement (in the future). The Mai Tai was my gateway tiki drink. I mix this with a Rhum agricole.
Being want to try this one for awhile
got for Christmas gift really enjoyed
and it is such a easy sipper careful
with this one.
A bit of citrus, a bit of molasses, strong oak notes with just a slight hint of Jamaican funk. A classic rum that is both a delicious sipper as well as outstanding, albeit more expensive, "dark Jamaican" mixer. If used as a mixer, it will certainly elevate any cocktail or tiki drink that calls for it.
I've tasted this back to back with El Dorado's 12 and 15 to compare. I slightly preferred this one over the other two. I just tried to buy another bottle and the webshop sent me the "Rare Blend 12 year" version. They say it's supposed to be the same content in a different bottle... we'll see.
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