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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...
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.
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.