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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.
I bought this rum after reviews from this site. Appleton Estate 12 yo disappointed me. A very spicy, woody taste and in taste is predominant alcohol. More like whiskey than rum.
On the first try I smell a lot of cocoa. Average taste, no special signature.
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+
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It alright. On the whiskey sid of rums. Oily. Not my stuff. But not too bitty.
At Tweed, Stockholm, 2019
Just the right of rum funk to be interesting without being overpowering. Excellent in a dark and stormy as a funky alternative.
Better then the Reserve Blend or Signature Blend - mild and softer
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.
First sipping rum I ever tried. I do recall a little after bite with this one. But I’d definitely buy more.
Delicious on its own or over ice. Makes me proud to be Jamaican.
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.
It’s been years since I had this. Went to Mexico and came back with a bottle. Need to try a couple of other Appleton creations.
Rich, creamy, molasses, biscuity.
Pleasant rum but not exceptional.
not particularly sweet, rather dry,
not full-bodied, not particularly aromatic.
but still a pleasure to drink
A great authentic Caribbean rum. Not over sweet and I enjoy mine with a dash of coke.
But enough about me.
Somewhat oaky on the nose with toffee, pineapple and other citrus and some nuttiness as well as a fair degree of bitterness. Not sweet, this has the Jamaican funk well in evidence.
With a nice long finish this is smooth enough to sip but benefits from being hand-warmed in the glass for 5 minutes. Great in a Mai Tai, as others here have suggested.
I was expecting something a lot better from this rum, being from the caribbean and aged 12 years, but i was extremely dissapointed, real harsh alcohol flavor, cheap liquor at a high price, do not spend your money on this.
Au nez vanille, orange et noix. L’ensemble est relativement complexe tout en étant facile à boire.
En bouche, un peu sucre brun , boisé, soupçon de vanille avec un arrière goût d’orange.
La finale est assez longue
Amazing with ginger beer. Not quite as good as a Ron Solera 23 but close.
Hace poco probé la versión mejorada, el rare blend. Pero sigue siendo un excelente referente del ron jamaicano. Seco, fuerte, nada dulce y con mucha personalidad. Nada para principiantes, pero en realidad junto a su hermano el mejor ron en cuestión calidad-precio
It pours light brown in colour. Aroma is of demerara sugar. Flavour is also of demerara sugar. Nice with cola and ginger beer.
Taste 5+/10. Dont like the taste profile... not bad objectively but very different taste than most popular rums. 0 sweetnes, some whisky character, little burn & thats all.
I have been renting a property from Appleton Estate for few years now. And from the Land and to the staff everybody nice and professional. This agence is Highly Recommended.
Mark, Collin, Rob, Jody and other staff members working in the office. Great job Great Team and excellent properties
This is a good Rum, not complex by any means though, molasses and some sweetness, but a bit "mono" tasting compared to what else is available in this price range. I do feel however, it is a good honest Rum.
Taste is approaching the 21y old, but without the coconut and the after taste is not as complex. A bit of cocoa powder sedimentation during after taste, which I like.
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