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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 over 6 years ago by Bill Gaylor from United States with 51 ratings

I keep a bottle around to accompany my Mount Gay Eclipse. Pretty basic rum with good flavor and great price.

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Posted over 6 years ago by Gwawr from United Kingdom with 27 ratings

A discovering on St Maarten. Mix it with apple juice. Lovely

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Posted over 6 years ago by Peter J Even from United States with 1 rating

Very smooth easy to drink I prefer it straight . Rich I taste and yet affordable to drink . I have drank Myers dark rum for yrs but I just tried Appleton Special Gold and was very impressed with the taste and price .

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Posted about 7 years ago by JJ Geewax from United States with 36 ratings

Great to mix. Good beach drink.

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Posted over 7 years ago by rum ambassador from United Kingdom with 6 ratings

As entry level rums go, you could do A LOT WORST. This special rum is perfect for mixing if you want to still taste the flavour of a Jamaican styled rum in your mixed drink. Aromas of caramel, spices, toasted wood and a hint of rubber.
A medium finish of burnt caramel, toffee, with hints of banana and brown sugar.

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Posted over 7 years ago by Don Tucker from United States with 194 ratings

I hate to rate this just a 5 considering it is a great entry level rum, but the rest of the Appleton greatness has spoiled me. I would keep a bottle of this on my shelf for mixing at all times. A good starter for Jamaican rum punch, with a little Wray and Nephew or Rum Bar Overproof to kick it up a notch... or two.

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Posted almost 8 years ago by chango from United States with 4 ratings

Not one of the fantastic Appleton Estate rums... I've heard this is made at the industrial Wray & Nephew distillery. This is harsh golden rum made for the lowest of mixed rum drinks. Much better than the bottom shelf swill, but still... just pony up the few extra dollars for the V/X and you'll get exponential betternesss.

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Posted almost 8 years ago by LDNShindiggery from United Kingdom with 71 ratings

Beginning of the range. Could do worse, much better available though...