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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 (82 ratings)
Easily consumable in a bind


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Posted almost 6 years ago by Frank mac from United Kingdom with 53 ratings

it has a nice spicy light caramel taste,fairly cheap and nice with coke and lime


Posted almost 6 years ago by Ludo Marley from Netherlands with 41 ratings

Een met de hand vervaardigde blend die kwaliteit voorop stelt zonder daar een premium prijs voor te rekenen, dat is de Appleton Special Gold Rum.

Het smakenpalet is complex maar wel goed uitgebalanceerd, het volle karakter bestaat uit zoete appel, milde melasse met een vleugje alcohol. Omringd door de heerlijke zoete geur van appels en honing wordt de neus verleid, het is dan ook een verrukkelijke en zeer uitnodigende rum.


Posted almost 6 years ago by Barry from United Kingdom with 9 ratings

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Posted 6 years ago by DelectaBlee from United States with 59 ratings

Nice Jamaican rum, a litle harsh to be a sipper but a good choice for an affordable mixer. Update: at least for my taste, I perfected the white grapefruit daiquiri with this rum.


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.


Posted almost 7 years ago by Gwawr from United Kingdom with 27 ratings

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


Posted almost 7 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 .


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

Great to mix. Good beach drink.


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.


Posted almost 8 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.