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Appleton Estate Special Gold rum

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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Posted about 4 years ago by Russ from United States with 85 ratings

If you're looking for a dark rum to use as a mixer this is the one. It does not have the gasoline finish that Bacardi Gold inflicts on its drinkers. It's a general all-purpose party rum.

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Posted about 4 years ago by tim from United States with 57 ratings

Cinnamon and ginger notes with buttery vanilla taste.

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Posted over 4 years ago by Rumpelstiltskin from United States with 33 ratings

Honestly not much difference between this and Bacardi gold in coke. Buy if you want your bar to look a little nicer maybe haha.

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Posted over 4 years ago by Carlos from Mexico with 50 ratings

No mucho que decir. Solo para cocktails. Olor a alcohol, sabor a alcohol!

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Posted over 4 years ago by I3R0K3N7FEET from United Kingdom with 65 ratings

I found it a little bitter straight, and that bitter edge worked its way in when mixed with cola. There is certainly a strong caramel flavour here and it isn't too bad, but I would rather go for the Havana Anejo especial.

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Posted over 4 years ago by Lyle from United States with 8 ratings

Not the best but not bad. Definately not the smoothest drink I've had straight but would mix decently with other beverages.

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Posted over 4 years ago by Hank from United States with 16 ratings

First had this in Jamaica in 1972. I was a rum and Coke guy just out of the army. My taste has shifted to aged, sipping rums, so this is no longer an option. I have fond memories though.

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Posted almost 5 years ago by Wonky Donkey from United Kingdom with 6 ratings

Yup,, agree with all the others, nice mixer - would pick others in preference however, still a good rum

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Posted almost 5 years ago by Dimas from US with 15 ratings

It is a good base for cocktails!, not recommendable for other uses

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Posted almost 5 years ago by mike carter from United States with 5 ratings

Not a huge fan of this rum straight up. Better mixed but I'd do the 12 yr. all day.