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Appleton Estate 12-Year rum

Appleton Estate 12-Year

Jamaica | Aged

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.

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Posted 3 years ago by Mathias from Norway with 15 ratings

This rum smells so good. Heavy vanilla. The taste is not quite as amazing but still holds up really well. A nice, complex, spicy rum.


Posted 8 years ago by Simon Richard from Canada with 15 ratings

Très bon, un peu plus robuste que les autres 12 ans que j'ai goûté.
Very good, a bit more robust that the other 12yo I've tasted.


Posted 8 years ago by Barlee from United States with 4 ratings

Love Appleton Estate products. Excellent price for such an easy drinking rum. Every personal bar should stock this one.
Great crowd pleasing rum.

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Posted 8 years ago by Andy (PREMIUM) from United Kingdom with 112 ratings

Slight woodsy nose, but few distinct notes carry through. initial taste is not sweet or dry, just right in the middle. Long, spicy finish - but a nice spicy that isn't overwhelming or too harsh.

In general, I wanted a little more character for a 10+ aged rum. The woodsy oak with a hint of molasses is balanced, but needs something extra to make a very good rum.


Posted 8 years ago by Trini Yank from Trinidad and Tobago with 41 ratings

I try to keep this on my shelf at all times. It is less smooth than other 12 yrs but is so deeply flavoured, I'll take the trade off. I sip this, sometimes with a splash of coconut water. Only thing I don't like about it is its price. Wouldn't pay the $35 and up they charge in the US, but in the Caribbean it is a bargain, particularly at duty free where it can be as low as $19.


Posted 8 years ago by MMihran from Canada with 27 ratings

Good taste


Posted 8 years ago by from France with 25 ratings

Very good rum for a very good price. I prefer it straight up, but it 'll be good in mixed drinks as well.


Posted 8 years ago by Don Tucker from United States with 194 ratings

I haven't found a bottle of this yet for my collection, but tasted this for the first time at a friend's house. It is a very nice sipping rum. A nice step up from the V/X and Reserve.


Posted over 8 years ago by Nick from United States with 54 ratings

A good addition to the cabinet. nice flavor, not too sharp and it's pretty versatile.


Posted over 8 years ago by Yablo Dratch from United States with 26 ratings

Decent value, every cabinet should have a bottle.


Posted over 8 years ago by chango from United States with 4 ratings

Dryer than the Reserve and V/X, this Estate rum begins the journey towards the sublime sippability of the 21 yr. Still mixable, though... this rum in a Mai-Tai is ridiculously good.