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Distilled using small-batch copper pot stills uniquely designed for Appleton Estate, this rum is a blend of several rums aged 21 years in American oak barrels. Once blended, the rum is re-casked for two years to marry the flavors.
Appleton Estate 21-year rum is produced in Jamaica on one of the country’s oldest and most renowned sugar estates. Each bottle is individually numbered and comes with a signed aging certificate by master blender Joy Spence.
Rhum très bien équilibré sans prédominance de sucre ou d'alcool.
Bouche exeptionnelle avec notes de tabac et de noix.
Finale parfaite et assez sèche.
Un des meilleurs rhum vieux que j'ai bu, un délice sans artifice.
Forget Zacapa ! Appleton 21y old is the best by far !
This is what rum should be about, mellow and long on flavor. 3 ounces in a tulip glass, 1 large splash of water, 1 ice cube and 2 whiskey stones. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, swirl, inhale, sip, then feel the stress melt away. Best cure I know of for a bad day at work in the Emergency Room.
Musical rating, Jimmy Buffett singing Bob Marley and the Wailers. Best of both worlds!
I ended up painting my home bar in the colors of the presentation box.
Gut ausgeglichen leicht fruchtig etwas süsse Anklänge und gute Holznoten spielen harmonisch Zusammen.
Genau so wünsche ich mir guten Rum und darum gebe ich hier auch 10 Punkte.
Great stuff! Authentic whisky like rum with no additives and very smooth with notes of dried fruits, raisins, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, cinnamon, and barrel spices.
SInce I tried Appleton 21 for the first time I founded completely rounded. The right balance between sweet and dry. An honest rum with a long end full of chocolate and Wood. It is priced US 150 in Lima, Peru. In these years I ve tried more pricey rums, including blind tastings. The 21 never step behind. It is a rum you always want to taste again.
Warm, woody. Smooth, sweet, crisp. Soft nose. A fine rum for sipping.
This is my favorite rum and I compare all rums I taste to it. I was raised drinking bourbon but Rum has become my drink of choice. Let's face it, all distilled spirits start as ethanol with the difference being the parent source of it's sugar ( or starch) i.e: corn, wheat, rye, potatoes, molasses, fruit or whatever. The ethanol distilled from these sources will carry some it's parent's distinct flavoring. Other distinctions can be the number of re-distillations, water used to cut or water it down, percent of alcohol in the finished product, if aged, the type of aging. additives introduced that enhance flavor or color and many more processes. With rum, since it's parent is molasses it should naturally have a hint of sweet molasses flavoring and when aged in new white oak barrels or used white oak whiskey barrels it should pick up the flavors left by the whiskey and the charred oak. (Some rums are double casted in oak and then used wine barrels) The aging process should add flavors, color and smoothness, cutting down the harshness we find in fresh distilled alcohol. The Appleton 21 year old is robust, filled with flavor of molasses, and vanilla from the oak, not to sweet and very smooth for a rum but it still has a little bite. It is a rum that when I sip it I get a warm felling throughout my body. Others have commented that the Appleton 12 year old is very similar to taste while quite a bit less expensive. I would agree but find the 21 yr. old more robust enough to pay the difference. Because of the price difference, I do sip the 12 yr. old more often. I give the 21 yr old a 10 as I considerate it the gold standard of rum.
It's worth every penny! You'll hear whiskey drinkers boasting about the $200 they spent on a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue. Well, if you're a rum drinker...this is your Johnnie Blue! If you have the means, this is a must try. What does it taste like? It tastes like the Caribbean. The only bad news is that 8 year old rums will taste generic for a while and even some Anjeos will lose their appeal after drinking this rum.
If you gave this rum a rating of 8 or lower you either have horrible taste buds or a sinus infection! This rum is about one of ten in the world that set the bar.
There is nothing about the Appleton 21 year old rum to complain about. A sipping only rum that defines fine rum. Joyce Spence is a master blender that has only elevated her skills, applied them to Appleton rums, and has staked Jamaican rums as one of the finest spirits on the planet. Spence was not around when I first visited Appleton in 1991 and my mind was blown with a taste of the 50 year Appleton at the time of our tour. My second visit in 1997 was my first meeting with Mrs. Spence. Didn't have the opportunity to taste the 50 year Appleton at that 1997 visit, but the 30 year was available and was absolutely delicious. A small amount in a rocks glass with one large cube of ice, let sit for 5 minutes, swirl and enjoy! It is truly one of the best experiences one can have when imbibing a fine rum. Exceeds aged Scotches, and Cognacs! One taste and your fiends will quickly be Rum aficionados. Enjoy the best rums in the world that only Appleton Estate can provide.
I used to look at this app a lot t first when I started trying new rum but more and more I realised how far from the truth the notes can be.
This is 10, not a 8.2, I think too many here are all about sugar and sweetness.
First of all, this is a true 21y matures rum, unlike most rum they don’t cheat. And you really can feel it, the roundness and the extremely long finish can only be realised after such long aging, absolutely fantastic.
And the nose too is awesome, really a top notch rum, way underrated here, but anyway I am not worry for Appleton, they are known for making some of the best rum out here, with true oak aging and no adding sugar, just shame to all the ones giving anything lower than 9.
great rum, a masterpiece
This is amazing, with the proper blend of bite and sweetness. I’ve enjoyed Appleton over the years, but my brother and Sister-in-law (she’s Jamaican) introduced me to this rum and it is some of best I’ve had. I’m a great lover of Gosling but Appleton has really grown on me over the years.
Amongst my top 3 rums. Delicious flavour and a treat to sip. Not cheap or easy to find, but worth the splurge for your collection.
The mere smell of this is enough to send the typical rum lover into a reverie, and then we get to the taste....oh boy!
On the nose, there are layers of oak, fruit brown sugar. The taste is oaky more than anything else. It's neither a sweet not a dry rum, sitting about bang in the middle of the spectrum. You can find both dryness and sweetness in it. There is also fruit and caramel and brown sugar. The aftertaste lingers and lingers - for hours actually. You end up with a very subtle sweet oak flavour as an echo of a wonderful drink. Compared to something like the 8 year old Appleton's it is a miracle. So much natural smoothness (not added sugar), oak, depth and complexity. Recommended.
The price per bottle is £135 and for a single in the pub £8.50 and a double about £15, so this is for special occasions for most of us.
Es el mejor ron que he probado. Es simplemente excepcional, exquisito!...una hora después, el sabor del Appleton 21 sigue en boca!
The Appleton 21 is quite simply the best rum I've had. I prefer it over whichever Zacapa or other premium rum. It is exceptionally smooth and the taste is fantastic.
Once, a person of the staff of appleton told me: "Jamaicans say: white people drink black rum, black people drink white rum".
I don't know if it will be so, but this black rum is very very fine, smooth, warm, flavoured. But what is surprising, is its persistent taste even after half an hour.
Expensive, but worth the price. Incredibily crafted with the right amount of taste to it. One of the best rums in my collection.
Expensive, but worth the price. Incredibily crafted with the right amount of kick to it. One of the best rums in my collection. I enjoy it on special ocassions.
This rum was first tasted by me a few years ago and it is still on top as one of my favorites. A bit pricey.... Woody, Thick, full. Vanilla and nutty nose.. Warm delivery.. Love it! For special times...
This is a very complex rum - one that tends to be underrated. There ist orange and oak in the nose, more oak and some cacao and nuts in the mouth, pepper for the finish. Not for you, if you only like sweet rums. A delicate blend, though.
One of my top rums that are in my price range and commonly available.
It's matured, refined and complex. Still I would have thought more wood in it. I still got half bottle and need to refresh my notes.