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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.
A slight improvement on the other Appleton I tried. Not great by any means, but a decent enough rum for mixing with a nice taste. Not good enough to drink straight in my opinion.
Not the best rum in the Appleton family... The scent is nice but the taste en finish do not keep up to the promising scent. Therefore good in the mix with coke
Been to Jamaica 3 times, they always serve Appleton and I usually bring a bottle or 2 home. It is a fine rum and makes me think of the island.
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...
A nice amber colour on the darker side. Notes of citrus and carmel. A step up from VX. Great over ice without mix so one can enjoy the complexity of flavour.
I bought this bottle because i could not find Saint James rhum after moving from Texas to another state.
Spicy, peppery, burned carbonized onion taste. I wanted to throw the whole bottle away on first taste. I kept the bottle a few months disliking it each time. It has a coarse and chemical taste. I ended throwing the whole bottle in the trash.
Good nose for a mild spicy rum. Not bad in mouth, a bit too peppery for me. Some good notes of honey and cinnamon. Hot smoky ending.
Very nice in the nose. round nice taste, use it pure or mixed always a pleasure
This is what I would consider as the mainstay of Appleton bar rums. Good for mixing, but I would not try this as a sipping rum. I had no regrets using this in mixed drinks. It's a dry rum that blends well with whatever you put in the glass.
Very fruity, almost overwhelming nose. Smoky taste takes over all others, with a lingering slightly unpleasant spice. Better when Coke is added, but still not great.
Very good rum for mixing, but not one I would choose to drink neat or on the rocks.
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.
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 really enjoyed this as much as i do their rare blend 12 year old and the signature blend
Velmi chutny, melasa, banany, vanilka, hutny, za mna 7 1/2.
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.
An excellent rum that is sweet and smooth. Can be sipped on or mixed with your favorite beverage. Highly recommend!
Ron de media gamma, bueno para mezclar, solo con mucho alcohol, buen aroma.
Go to rum when you're fed up drinking spiced and need to get back to basics
Ron de calidad, pero no ofrece nada distinto a lo que otros.
Make any mixed rum drink better with this more than solid choice.
Slightly disappointed, no real flavour coves to the fore with a harsh, slightly astringent finish.
Sweet, but delicious, I want it poured over waffles.
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.