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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...
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.
Expectations where high...
Smelled great but the taste was flat... closer to a sweeter wisky than a rum
Veeeeery smooth, maybe the smoothest alcohol I have ever had
No notes left in mouth
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.
Pricey but is an enjoyable sipping rum with excellent flavor.
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.
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.
N- With oak aged molasses at heart, also bring along the delicious ripe banana, creamy exotic fruit salad, almond flakes and passion fruit juice. Pickled papaya with tinge of sourness. Not as interesting and agile as the 12YO, with more sappy oak impart into this blends. (86/20)
P- Attack of astringent sourish fruit smokes, then the toffee and leather lingers with oxidized sherry that finely trimmed most of the sticky sweetness, fruit-ed caramel with toasted nuance for depth. (87/21)
F- Medium, chewy tannin, albeit oak driven but may not be a bad thing, but lost bit of stamina at the end, feel a bit edgy. (86/20)
Weighted Rate- 81pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.
Appleton estates produced the first rum I ever tried. Rum instantly became my preferred spirit. I will often drink the signature and reserve blends with mix but this one stands solid on its own.
This rum is undoubtly one of the best you can pur from Jamaica. Be sure to lay your hands on on if you have a chance.
Sip in a aroma glass and enjoy.
Full body, oak, sandel,spice nd crisp, none sweet palet.
Cocoa and coconut in nose and flavor, very well matured. ABV is 43% which is bit too high for my taste, this is meant for serious drinkers.
De los mejores rones que he probado. Aroma muy agradable con toque frutal y de buen color ámbar. Para disfrutar sin hielo y él buena compañía.
Very aggresive alcoholic aroma. Raisins are first markable flavor. Then it goes smoothly to the brandy end.
In contrast with other aged rums, Appleton 21 keeps its really strong alcoholic smell. After first sip fruity raisines are pleasantly mixed with harsher body ended by oaky aftertaste.
A sip of this and I am right back on the Island. It is a much light rum then I normally like but I found it a little to easy to drink and before I knew it most of the bottle was gone.
Everything about this rum is outstanding. From the packaging to the aroma to the subtle but clear taste notes this rum really does not disappoint. Even at the high price tag it seems like a value.
This rum from Appleton Estate really stands out. (2) Strong nose, great brown colour and a taste like heaven.
Absolutely delicious! Purchased a sample from Master of Malt for £13.
Stunning liquid very nice. Smooth and complex, oaky and sweet but not too sweet. It's just so nice!
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.
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.
As others have said, this is full of oak flavor. There is a slight sweetness at the end. Overall, a nice rum to sip on it's own. However, with the price, I think the 12yr is more bang for your buck and just as pleasing for those who like drier rums.
Asi je to dobry rum, ale me osobne teda moc nesedi. 100€ uz bych za nej asi nedal.
I saw this in a drinking establishment and after reading the reviews thought I’d give it a try. The pour was generous but not worth the price. While it has an “aged” flavor I would never think that it was more than 5 years old. The taste was also light. This is my second Appleton. Both times I was highly disappointed. After being on this forum for so long, it is clear that there is huge polarity of opinions regarding rums which I appreciate. However, I am going to avoid the Appleton brand from hear on out.
En rom der er lidt stærk i starten men efter lidt tid bliver mere mild. god lang eftersmag og tilpas sød.