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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(86 ratings)
Easily consumable in a bind


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Posted over 3 years ago by Tom from United States with 230 ratings

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.


Posted over 3 years ago by Adam from Poland with 91 ratings

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


Posted 4 years ago by Tony Lindo from Panama with 132 ratings

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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Posted 4 years ago by Earl Elliott from Canada with 201 ratings

Sugar 0 GPL.
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.


Posted 4 years ago by Timbo from New Zealand with 18 ratings

Tasty mixing rum. Good with standard Coke or Coke zero


Posted over 4 years ago by Mike from United States with 7 ratings

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.


Posted over 4 years ago by Kurt Lauerman from United States with 41 ratings

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


Posted over 4 years ago by Ken from United States with 71 ratings

"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.


Posted over 4 years ago by Jason Morrell from United States with 5 ratings

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.


Posted over 4 years ago by Rodrigo from Mexico with 115 ratings

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