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Appleton Estate Reserve rum

Appleton Estate Reserve Rum is a blend of 20 different rums of varying ages, the youngest of which is aged eight years in used Jack Daniels whiskey barrels.

This rum is produced in the Nassau Valley of Jamaica on the Appleton Estate from locally sourced sugar cane and limestone-filtered water.

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Posted about 1 month ago by JGiralt from United States with 42 ratings

A very smooth blend. No surprise there. Nice caramel, brine, and oak notes.

Posted 3 months ago by Sancho from Poland with 8 ratings

As a cocktail manager i can recomend this one for cocktails and as well for sipping without anything. Good product.

Posted 3 months ago by Loud from Canada with 13 ratings

In my 20’s I drank the Appleton Signature (cheapest Appleton) so this is reminiscent of those days but with a bit more flavour and a bit less burn.
Very nice with soda water.
Side note, I popped over to read the reviews of the Appleton Signature and read a bunch of people complaining that it’s not a good sipping rum! What are they thinking? It’s the cheapest offering, why do they think it’s a sipping rum? Too funny.

Posted 3 months ago by Ormondefg from Ireland with 7 ratings

Very good rum for mixing, but not one I would choose to drink neat or on the rocks.

Posted 4 months ago by JeffBuck from United States with 80 ratings

I use this the Signature and Reserve as an entry level tasting to hogo flavors. While this is definitely hogo in training wheels, it's delicious as a mixer or even on ice.

Posted 4 months ago by darren from Canada with 8 ratings

Appleton for me under excites and find it hard to distinguish a premium from the regular blends and not sure if they have an ultra available for the masses

Posted 4 months ago by Paul from Australia with 104 ratings

i really enjoyed this as much as i do their rare blend 12 year old and the signature blend

Posted 4 months ago by mrakoplas from Slovakia with 35 ratings

Velmi chutny, melasa, banany, vanilka, hutny, za mna 7 1/2.

Posted 4 months ago by SaltySailor69 from United States with 17 ratings

Not my favorite and definitely not a sipping Rum. It’s nose is much better than the taste and you can definitely taste the alcohol. Mild Vanilla and caramel flavors, goes decent in your favorite Coke like Soda.

Posted 5 months ago by ZTrain1177 from Canada with 22 ratings

An excellent rum that is sweet and smooth. Can be sipped on or mixed with your favorite beverage. Highly recommend!

Posted 5 months ago by MarioRonson from Peru with 38 ratings

Ron de media gamma, bueno para mezclar, solo con mucho alcohol, buen aroma.

Posted 5 months ago by Jeff beales from United Kingdom with 22 ratings

Go to rum when you're fed up drinking spiced and need to get back to basics
Excellent

Posted 6 months ago by apaniagua from Spain with 40 ratings

Ron de calidad, pero no ofrece nada distinto a lo que otros.

Posted 9 months ago by Tommyo from United States with 10 ratings

Make any mixed rum drink better with this more than solid choice.

Posted 10 months ago by Tomog107 from United Kingdom with 10 ratings

Slightly disappointed, no real flavour coves to the fore with a harsh, slightly astringent finish.

Posted 11 months ago by Engwild from United States with 153 ratings

Sweet, but delicious, I want it poured over waffles.

Posted over 1 year ago by rhumjesus from Canada with 31 ratings

If nothing else is available you can usually find appleton gold, reserve or signature blend. All of them are a worthy choice for last resort.

I would say any of these are lightly superior to Flor de can 12 year, and like half the price. A good standby choice.

Posted over 1 year ago by Ubernewt from Canada with 10 ratings

Delicious Jamican Rum, I have had some to sip but I find it's best use is in a Mai Tai, or grog.

Posted over 1 year ago by Robin Pollet from Belgium with 6 ratings

nice rum with citrussy and funky notes on the nose. The taste is nice and smooth, no real alcohol burn, again some citrus, orange, some banana, and quite some funk. Spicy, medium long finish. pleasant but nothing special.
nice price-quality!

Posted almost 2 years ago by Glenn from United States with 20 ratings

I rank this up there with Smith and Cross in quality but the two are different styles.
This Appleton is darker and smooth where as the S&C has a kick to it and is lighter.
I would use this more as a go to Jamaican and the S&C for special occasions.
Also tasted side by side with J Wray, defiantly like the more aged Appleton.

Posted about 2 years ago by stefan from Canada with 50 ratings

This was introduced to me as an upgrade mixing rum from white Bacardi. I really liked it until I tried it as a sipping rum -NOT... very bitter. Still a great flavor with coke or orange juice.

Posted about 2 years ago by Tom Campbell from Canada with 8 ratings

Darker colours than many. Carmel, honey and light flavours. Its not overpowering or heavy on alcohol taste. It is a good one for me for mixing though I prefer Sailor Jerry for that.

Posted over 2 years ago by Tim from Canada with 54 ratings

Disclaimer: I love Jamaican rums... you may or may not. This is the middle of the road Appleton mass market offering and it is a middle of the road. Regardless, versatile and worthy in any cocktail calling for Jamaican rum; hell, you’ll blow your friends’ minds. No Smith & Cross tho...

Posted over 2 years ago by nomad from United States with 125 ratings

It's a middle of the pack rum. Unaltered, a little phenolic, and a touch of funk.