Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Appleton Estate Special Gold rum is made using column and pot stills. The rum is then aged in Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrels and hand-blended.
The Special Gold Appleton brand is said to have been first blended during World War II as a substitute for whiskey, which was at the time difficult to find.
This is not a 'sipper' but at £16 a bottle is a lovely rum and coke. You still get a rum' kick'and flavour as long as you don't try to drown it in your coke. Recommended as a go to cheap rum to take with coke, plenty of ice and a slice of lime as a double in a small glass. Cheers.
Moving from bourbon to rum was made easier withbthis appletons, you get lots of the vanilla and citrus notes from the bourbon influence right away. Then a big hit of fruits and delicate spices. Its not a game changer but it has its place and its always enjoyable without being exceptional.
This is my pick of the cheap bottom-shelf rums available in my local supermarkets. The smell is more promising than the taste, although it will add a more complex flavour to your cocktails than some other budget rums. Not the smoothest finish, as you'd expect at this price (£12ish).
I used to buy this in my student days, when I couldn't afford anything better, but now pay the extra for Mount Gay Eclipse as my go-to mixing rum.
I had one drink of Appleton Estate Special Gold while vacationing in Oaxaca Mexico. Very bland bottle and label design. Very strong alcohol to the nose and palate if neat sipped. Mixes rather well with your favorite soda drinks though.
Découvert au Mexique, il est un peu agressif et fort mais assez fruité smooth banana. Vraiment a son meilleur dans des cocktails type mojito.
Un ron que se encuentra en muchas partes, por lo mismo nunca falta en un bar de algún club.
Un sabor que no convence pero se comporta bien para su juventud.
Not the best from Appleton, but neither is it the worst. It has a real rum aroma that promises slightly more than it delivered.
Smooth enough to drink neat, but made a great rum and coke.
For the price it’s fine however you take it, neat or mixed.
Enjoyed some of this at a family gathering it may have been an older bottle because alcohol content was 43% have not been able to find it over 40% now. Enjoyed it mixed..
This was some terrible rubbing alcohol. I was in Mexico and asked for a shot of Appleton estate thinking I was going to get one of the better ones and they served this because the rest was out. Probably the worst rum I've had. Kind of reminds me of the stuff we drank in college until we got real jobs and started drinking better liquors
Being an Appleton Estate drinker Im a little dissapointed... It has a very light Estate flavor..very strong alcohol finish ..nothing more than a mixer
Kind of harsh and strong burn going down. Doesn't really pack much flavor due to the limited time resting in barrels. Definitely a rum to be mixed, never enjoyed neat. Basic rum for having at home to make rum and cokes since the rum will set you back about $15 or so. I would definitely spend a little more and get a decent rum that can be enjoyed neat as well as mixed in your favorite cocktail. Diplomatico and Flor de Cana come to mind.
Advertisement | Go Premium to remove
Easily access Rumratings while on the go by adding a shortcut to your home screen. All you have to do is click the icon and then Add to Home Screen