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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.
This is what someone buys you when you say you like rum and the just grap anything on the shelf
Not brilliant but not bad either for mixed drinks
Lacks the Ooomph of the V/X
For mixin' not sippin'. Does a darn good job at that. Very light body with some sweet rummy tastes. For the price, it gives you all you could expect.
This is a cheap okay rum. Take this to a party, hand it in and enjoy mixed with what ever. Not a sipper but the price you pay for this what do you expect
This bottle is simply to load up drinks to get the evening going. Keep this at any bar near a body of water and enjoy
Use this for your run of the mill cocktails and punch bowls. Won't make them excellent but does it's job.
As a mixer it's ok but no more than that, would I buy to keep on the shelf........ No probably not as there are better mixers out there!
Very spirit taste kind of a rum. Definitely a mixer.
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.
Perfect for Rum cocktails, but not ideal as a sipper over ice. Its what I'd choose if I wanted a rum and coke.
A little bit sharp, but tasty rum, to drink on the rocks or mixed.
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.
Quaffable when mixed or blended. A go to for a daquiri or cocktail. Not sure I would sip it. Perhaps over ice with soda.
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