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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.
Tasty, but not quite great
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
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
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.
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.
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