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Appleton Estate Reserve 8-Year rum

Appleton Estate Reserve 8-Year

Jamaica | Aged | 43.0% ABV

94 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great


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94 Appleton Estate Reserve 8-Year ratings

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Posted 16 days ago by Djmillard (TASTING CLUB) from United States with 20 ratings

A fairly flat nose to this rum. Light oak and fruit, but really quite nondescript. This follows in the taste itself. It is easy to drink, even neat, and moderately sweet, but without a lot of character.

One of the woodiest rums I've experienced, adding water or ice just waters this down rather than opening it up. This has a pleasant flavor, but little more than that. It tastes like it was aged enough to smooth it out, but not long enough to develop much flavor.

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Posted 1 month ago by Red_Beard from United States with 4 ratings

Wife and I honeymooned in Jamaica so I thought I’d snag i nice bottle to bring back. Definitely strong when compared to others. Very earthy warm taste.

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Posted 2 months ago by Jirka23689 (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 170 ratings

Prijemny, jemna drevitost, sladší, chutná všem. Pomer cena / kvalita je úplně úžasná.


Posted 2 months ago by Seko from Czech Republic with 134 ratings

On the nose I can smell banana, coconut, caramel, wood and elderberry flower. The taste profile is smooth, it has strong Jamaica sweet overripe banana profile, with undertones of white oak and leather, it ends in a spicy, slightly bitter aftertaste, all pleasant. I noticed the change of the label to a simple one, with just big eight instead of the picture, not sure if I am rating the same stuff as my predecessors here. Overall, I am very pleased with this rum, it is recognizably Jamaica, but not over the top, well made, without additives, which I like a lot. For some reason I can can get it only for the same price as Appleton 12y, which does not make much sense to me.

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Posted 2 months ago by Erico from Canada with 7 ratings

Nice flavour easy to drink on ice. One of my favourite Appleton rhum.

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Posted 4 months ago by RanDanTBC (PREMIUM) from United Kingdom with 11 ratings

Significantly better than their cheaper signature rum, not my favourite but not bad all the same. Decent enough with splash of coke and ice.


Posted 5 months ago by Robert from United States with 78 ratings

Decent all around rum. Better than their Signature rum but nothing special.


Posted 5 months ago by Mark Ogilvie from United States with 20 ratings

A little bolder, a little more fiery, a little less well composed than Appleton's 12 year bottle. Something tangier or fruitier about this drink compared its older cousin. An almost bilious note under-running the flavor... but oddly not in an entirely unpleasant way.

Its sparkiness reminds me a bit of Mount Gay, actually. Overall, not bad, but around these parts this runs at the same price point as the 12 year, to which it doesn't compare favorably.


Posted 5 months ago by Pascal from Canada with 192 ratings

Ça goute la république, comme tous les autres Appleton. Un peu moins boisé que le 12 ans. Un peu épicé et poivré


Posted 6 months ago by Don from Canada with 155 ratings

A medium colour similar to the 12 year with a sweet nose. The taste is the same with that Appleton Jamacian funk, that is not really my thing. A good finish , with some burn. Best in a mixed drink. $38 CDN @ LCBO