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Nice little rum, quiet enjoyable taste and will always be on my shelf
Bon rhum mais goût prononcé. Fort au gout. Plusieurs années amène un goûts plus fort.
Es un ron que se me hace demasiado potente para beber solo. Bueno para mezclas.
Not much to say about this rum...or you like it, or you dont...and I dont...
Once again Appleton Estate never fails great rum as always
Not my favourite to start, but getting there. Fairly smooth, and for me easy to enjoy. Although on first sip I found it bit bland, but that's changing.
À venir prochainement.............................
It beats all the "Anejos" on the market to death... I like this one with coke but it can be sipped neat, on the rocks, or in a mixed drink. The aged flavors push right through and the smell is hypnotizing.
Way drier than signature and the 12-year-old one. Not a good choice if you like it sraight.
If this rum is a step up from the regular blend Appleton, then it should taste like it. I was not impressed with the lack of punch and flavour from a rum that is aged 8 years. In fact, i stopped after just one. There are far better 5-8 year old rums at the same cost. Initial taste is flat with a hint of vanilla, ends with a sharp, sour note. If you have to add a lime, have a Corona.
Not a great sipping rum, but Appleton Estates 8 year old is one of the best readily available mixing rums at it's price point. Mixed with cola or into a Cuba Libre this is a great rum.
Bon goût de sucre chaud, à boire sec mais doit être excellent en Cuba libre.
I thought this was a very good rum for the price. I like the 12 and this was not far off it. Nice floral flavours with a bit of a kick. Its fine neat but also an excellent mixer.
A very nice rum and one that seems to be relatively available on most top shelves. If I recall correctly it was smoother than their normal reserve, but not noticeably smoother to not just opt for reserve. It makes for a very smooth rum and coke.
...and not so satisfied :(
Harsh with some strange flavour, I will wait for 12y.
Bonne odeur sucrée, plutôt fort en bouche sur glace mais appréciable quand même. (env.25e)
I thought it would be a little better than what it was for the cost. It's a step up from the VX, making it drinkable, but having tried the 12 before this, it's a big step down. It's now discontinued, but I'm not sad about that as I wouldn't buy it again when others in that prices range far exceed it, or for a few bucks more you could just go for the 12.
Great Jamaican quality. Not so good as 12 years old, but still good.
If you are looking for a strong rum, this it a good option. It is dry and it makes you feel the alcohol which is made of. You can use as a sipping rum if you are looking for harsh sensation. Worth to try!
For reasons I don't know they sell this often for (almost) the same price like the 12yo in Germany and sometimes even for a higher price, what is really odd. Since I wasn't very impressed by the 12yo I guess the 8yo won't be better...
I guess I'm just not a fan of the Jamaican style of rums. I will never stop trying something new if they get reasonable reviews and ratings, but I have had many better.
a prefect mixing rum one of the best ive yet to try
I usually prefer neat spirits but this good with mixer .I would definitely for 12-year
For quite a big price difference, I found it at most only slightly better than the V/X. It is sippable, but better mixed. I didn't try it on ice. One thing I don't understand is how Flor de Cana 7 can be rated the same; I found it pretty much undrinkable, even mixed.