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Appleton Estate Reserve 8-Year rum

Appleton Estate Reserve 8-Year

Jamaica | Aged

6.5/10(86 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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86 Appleton Estate Reserve 8-Year ratings

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Posted 4 days ago by Pascal from Canada with 191 ratings

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


Posted 28 days ago by Don from Canada with 149 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


Posted 1 month ago by CJ1999 from United Kingdom with 85 ratings

Smooth and tasty. I really enjoy it neat. At first sip it is lush, full of flavour and fulfilling. The aftertaste is a little flat though.


Posted 1 month ago by Andrewofcalgary from Canada with 73 ratings

Ok rum especially for a Jamaican. Still a bit gasoline-ish with a lack of robust flavour. Ive had much worse though.

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Posted 2 months ago by OdysseusUnbound from Canada with 20 ratings

I rate this the same as the 12 Year Rare Casks but the two are different and have different strengths. Whereas the 12 is excellent on its own or in a simple cocktail (think Rum Old Fashioned), Appleton 8 Year is one of the most versatile rums around. It's awesome in Mai Tai, in a Rum Manhattan, a Rum Old Fashioned, a Jungle Bird and even works well neat or on the rocks. Appleton 8 has a little less oak influence (spice, tobacco) than the 12 but a bit more mango and banana. Bonus, it's affordable so you should never be without it on your bar.


Posted 2 months ago by Carbon from Denmark with 22 ratings

The nose is really rather like that of a Spanish style - toffee, dried dark fruits (plum) and a hint of vanilla and coconut. The taste does show some Jamaican character though, with a hint of funk to go a long with the rather thin and otherwise sweet, mellow notes. Not bad, but a similar thing is better done by the Havana 7 years in my opinion. Unless you come from whisky and desire that pot still burn and funk, that is.

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Posted 2 months ago by Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) from United States with 252 ratings

Not one of my go to rums but I would drink it again if it was on a great sale. Decent rum for range but prefer Mt Gay.


Posted 3 months ago by Leo K from Canada with 56 ratings

Not enjoyable straight up, but not offensive. Better choices in the 7 & 8 year blends


Posted 3 months ago by mattmcconnellga from United States with 4 ratings

Above average rum for the average/ untrained palette (mine).


Posted 4 months ago by Bill from United Kingdom with 83 ratings

Initial hit is a bit WTF but then it mellows out and sweetens up into a long lingering smooth mouthful of tasty rum. 7.5 but at £26 a bottle on offer in Waitrose, I'm giving and 8 and going back for more!