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Appleton Estate Special Gold rum

Appleton Estate Special Gold

Jamaica | Gold

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.

5.2/10 (84 ratings)
Easily consumable in a bind


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Posted over 1 year ago by Rondo12 from Denmark with 5 ratings

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.


Posted almost 2 years ago by Dave from United Kingdom with 10 ratings

Perfect for Rum cocktails, but not ideal as a sipper over ice. Its what I'd choose if I wanted a rum and coke.


Posted almost 2 years ago by René from Netherlands with 32 ratings

A little bit sharp, but tasty rum, to drink on the rocks or mixed.


Posted 2 years ago by ben_fairweather from United Kingdom with 13 ratings

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.


Posted 2 years ago by Samuelsbay from United Kingdom with 12 ratings

Quaffable when mixed or blended. A go to for a daquiri or cocktail. Not sure I would sip it. Perhaps over ice with soda.


Posted over 2 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2661 ratings

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.


Posted over 2 years ago by Tjack from United States with 20 ratings

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!


Posted over 2 years ago by Martin Gisborne from United Kingdom with 20 ratings

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


Posted almost 3 years ago by Bill from United Kingdom with 82 ratings

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


Posted 3 years ago by Charles-antoine from France with 11 ratings

Découvert au Mexique, il est un peu agressif et fort mais assez fruité smooth banana. Vraiment a son meilleur dans des cocktails type mojito.