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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.
This is the next best thing.
Shares a lot of good qualities with the 12 but a clear step down.
Nose: Nice and funky grass and fruit.
Feel: A bit too much up front bite but it makes up for it with the long tail of flavours you get with an Appleton.
Taste: A little wood, but mainly caramel and that grassy funk from before.
Presentation: You can't complain about much at this end of the market.
Price: 31 Canadian. Just spend the extra few dollars and get the 12.
This is by base for good rum. Great price point and Appleton makes a great product. I try to find the reserve when I can. I'd like to fine more Appletons to try.
Yep no flash no spark it look smells and tastes like just a rum
Not the best I have but not a terrible. Bit oaky and quite hot on the finish.
I can actualy sip this if I want to. but i usually just add some coke anyways cuz thats how I like it. has a smoky kind of kick to it not as pleasant as the V/X imo..but I think its a better sipper then the v/x
Nice and smooth rum. Good with cigar or pipe.
Pretty standard Appleton - not bad, but nothing to scream about.
Any night I am relaxing by a fire in the fire pit in the yard, if there is a cigar in my hand there is Appleton in my glass. I use frozen soap stones to chill it, as I feel ice thins it to much and takes away form some of the notes. I love this rum.
Nice smooth rum
Has the distinct Appleton fruity taste, but a bit astringent. Definitely needs ice if you want to sip. I loved it with coconut water and all Appletons stick out in cocktails. Like all Appleton, though, too expensive outside of the Caribbean.
My wife bought a bottle of the Reserve and the V/X for my birthday last year. I love them both. I can happily sip this to keep from finishing my 21 YO.
Think this is one of my favourite ‘middle range’ rums. Would happily sip on this but at the same time wouldnt feel bad about making a cheeky Daiquiri with it either! Standard nose of brown sugar, spice and hints of dried fruit with the smoky finish followed through by spiced fruits.
for a few bucks more you can usually get the 12 year which is a large step up - and for substantially less you can usually get the V/X which is about on par if not better.
In the more up-market bars and restaurants that I have worked in
Good smooth rum