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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.
A fine sipper, that is what it is...
Had a big rum tasting a few months ago and this was in the top 2 favourites. In fact the whole Appleton range was very well favoured.
We destroyed a bottle of V/X in a sitting with a few mates. Lovely with a coke mix. Wish I got more bottles.
But this 21 was just something else. If you are into the really sweet rums, than this probably isn't for you. Go towards Diplomatico if that is your taste.
This finishes a little dryer, but that doesn't take anything away from it. It is a damn fine rum. Lovely oak and vanilla. Very smooth and minimal burn.
Drink it straight up, sit it and just enjoy.
Firmly in my top 5.
Warm, woody. Smooth, sweet, crisp. Soft nose. A fine rum for sipping.
With the 12 yr being good, its no suprise the extra maturation of the 21 yr makes this jus that little bit better ;-) Its more complex, giving you heavier caramels n vanilla notes and has a smoother finish. Best thing you can do for me with this is knock me up a Treacle! :-D
More dry then expected but a very nice sipping rum. Well balanced, some tobacco-ish overtones.
This is a perfectly blended & balanced rum. Smooth, a perfect match of dry & sweet. Not cheap, so this one’s opened for very special occasions! Any rum lover should try this outstanding rum! 🏴☠️
My intro to rums long ago was appleton. But than I was introduced to a sweeter variety like the diplomatico or zacapa brands. I find it too dry without a finish calling me back. It just burns without a reward. And for the price I expect more. Mayne if they marketed it as an Agricole I would feel different.
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I like it, but like most Appletons, for me a bit too pungent. Only the 30yo and Joy really do it for me.
Another very good rum from Appleton, sweet and smokey with great lingering flavours
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.
I was exited to taste this rum since it was a 21 but i mostly picked up the smell of rubbing alcool. The smell made me less exited especialy for the price i paid for it. This rum is dry and has no added sugar compared to other, but the finish is not great , almost like cheaper rum burning taste.
Aroma is one of the best without any sweetness. More subtle on the tongue than most but yet a full body with just a slight burn, very pleasant sipper though I may prefer a touch more sweet with my rum. This is more like a whiskey in some ways. Expensive for a mixer but I tried it with ginger ale, very enjoyable.
Forget Zacapa ! Appleton 21y old is the best by far !
un bon produit pour découvrir les rhums jamaïcains
Compared 21 yr vs the 12 yr. The 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+
This is one of the best runs ever. It’s very smooth, has a great aroma & goes down very well
Picked this up 20% off at duty free in Montego Bay after drinking Appleton signature blend all week. Very pleasantly surprised as the signature blend wasn't too outstanding.
Nothing too pronounced on the nose, a little harsh maybe
Quite burny on the initial taste bit mellowed to cotton candy, brown sugar, orange and raisin notes after a few sips. I like it a lot better than the last few bottles I've aquired for sure
Received this as a gift, by far one of my favorite gifts ever. Absolutely special. Tastes delicious, good any way.
After a trip to Jamaica and sampling many of the funky rums to be found in that part of the world, the Appleton 21 remains an all time favourite.
It is smooth, sweet and flavoursome, but not overpowering. It leaves you wanting more which often results in over- indulgence.
So let’s buy another.
Great caramel colour. Floral, vanilla, spice and nuts on the nose. Decent oak and molasses with a decent sweet, brown sugar finish.
Some people probably enjoy the sting accompanied with fine spirits. While I'm not opposed to it, there's a level which I can tolerate before it gets overwhelming. This rum stands directly on that line. I loved the aromas, the look, the mouthfeel, and especially the aftertaste... But the aggressive nature of the bite (especially on the front of the tongue) was just enough to throw my experience. Still a very quality overall product, but had to knock it down a notch due to that one issue. Salude!
Thick, full, nutty, cocoa, stewed fruits, brownsugar, oak.
better than 12 years.
sweet but not too much, full-bodied, aromatic,
a particular taste ...
a pleasure to drink
Es el mejor ron que he probado. Es simplemente excepcional, exquisito!...una hora después, el sabor del Appleton 21 sigue en boca!
I finally got to try a half ounce pour at a very well stocked rum bar this afternoon. The first sip blew me away as being a refined version of their 12 Year Rare Blend. The difference in taste however, does not warrant more than triple the price over the 12 Year. No doubt that this is a fine rum, but I just do not consider it worthy of the cost. I happened to have a glass of Blackwell Reserve sitting next to it at less than one fifth the price of this 21 Year. To my surprise, I liked the Blackwell better than this one. I will not be buying my own bottle of this 21 Year.