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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.

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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.

This stuff has fueled many a funky reggae party! What I drank for many years at outdoor reggae yards in the west end. Ya Mon!

I expected a bit more from this tbh. Not overly enjoyable at all

Another supermarket average rum. Nice enough mixed but not ideal neat.

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.

Its a good rum, but I prefer other rums. Its too sweet!

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

Es un ron muy ligero, sin absolutamente nada de cuerpo. De sabor fuerte, pero sin esencias. Solo bebible con cocacola.

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

Is my absolute favorite drinking rum... so smooth. Love to have this after a long day of work.

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.

That's not worts rum I've tried but without just not good. If you want to try that....that's just for drinks.

su juventud la marca desde el primer sorbo fuerte en boca con notas a canela y vainilla pero con un final fuerte

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Should be in a thin bottle to match the thin taste. Use a mixer, and with the thin taste you will need to add a bit more than usual. A friend had this in a Mojito and I tried one as well. Hard to taste any rum and I watched the bartender make it. Tried it neat and the taste was there for a moment and then it was gone. Not offensive in taste but it does compete with the Bacardi mixing rums, and for fans of Appleton's on vacation, I can see why it's used.

Tasty mixing rum. Good with standard Coke or Coke zero

It's not the best rum I've ever had but it is one of my favorites. Mainly because I only drink it when I'm in Jamaica. It's not the smoothest of rums but mixes well with just about anything.

This is what I would consider to be standard rum. Made in Jamaica, a little bitter by itself, mixes great.

"Easily consumable in a bind" is apt if you drink it as a mix. When we were in Mexico in Sept 2016, the bartender questioned whether I really wanted this "on the rocks?" He was right and got a good tip for his warning.

If you are looking for a "gold" mixer, or a good jamaican style mixer this is a great option. It does have its own specific flavor that seems to generate love or hate, but I find that for a well rounded Tiki collection this is a great option.

Es de los peores rones, no lo recomiendo ni para coctelería

Very nice spiced rum, fragrant, smooth, mostly for cocktails or drinks, but it can also be enjoyable on the rocks. The price was nice before (8 EUR), but nowadays the price tag is just unreasonably high. I rather keep my 14 EUR for other bottles.