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Appleton Estate Reserve rum

Appleton Estate Reserve

Jamaica | Gold

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.

6.5/10 (104 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted 27 days ago by Foggyrumrunner from Canada with 25 ratings

Nose: oaky, vanilla with a faint herbaceous note that reminds me of camphor or cough drops. Pepper and oak meet pumpkin pie spice. On the palate: peppery, oak and a faint butterscotch note. A quick finish without much length. I think this would make a fine mixer but would not be my choice as a stand alone sipper.

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Posted about 2 months ago by Cliff from United States with 5 ratings

Appleton's Estate Reserve is a solid dependable Jamaican rum good for mixing or just drinking straight. If someone just handed me a shot (or more) I certainly wouldn't say no. Lots of good flavor and character. Not fancy or exotic, but sometimes something you can count on is all you need. Good choice for a standard table rum.

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Posted 4 months ago by JGiralt from United States with 55 ratings

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

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Posted 5 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.

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Posted 5 months ago by Loud from Canada with 17 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.

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Posted 6 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.

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Posted 6 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.

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Posted 7 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

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Posted 7 months ago by Paul from Australia with 116 ratings

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

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Posted 7 months ago by mrakoplas from Slovakia with 35 ratings

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