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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.

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87 ratings
Easily consumable in a bind

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Posted over 6 years ago by Chris Williamson from Canada with 81 ratings

This is what someone buys you when you say you like rum and the just grap anything on the shelf

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Posted over 6 years ago by thefatrumpirate from United Kingdom with 122 ratings

Not brilliant but not bad either for mixed drinks

Lacks the Ooomph of the V/X

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Posted over 6 years ago by Bruce from United States with 5 ratings

For mixin' not sippin'. Does a darn good job at that. Very light body with some sweet rummy tastes. For the price, it gives you all you could expect.

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Posted over 6 years ago by Grand Master Jay from United Kingdom with 80 ratings

This is a cheap okay rum. Take this to a party, hand it in and enjoy mixed with what ever. Not a sipper but the price you pay for this what do you expect

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Posted over 6 years ago by Graham from United States with 14 ratings

This bottle is simply to load up drinks to get the evening going. Keep this at any bar near a body of water and enjoy

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Posted over 4 years ago by Earl Elliott from Canada with 202 ratings

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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.

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Posted 6 years ago by Allan Bjerreskov from Denmark with 116 ratings

Use this for your run of the mill cocktails and punch bowls. Won't make them excellent but does it's job.

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Posted over 6 years ago by Robbo from United Kingdom with 2 ratings

As a mixer it's ok but no more than that, would I buy to keep on the shelf........ No probably not as there are better mixers out there!

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Posted almost 7 years ago by Margus Mägi from Estonia with 78 ratings

Very spirit taste kind of a rum. Definitely a mixer.

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Posted 2 months ago by Corneliusl from Norway with 19 ratings

I like to use this rum in tiki drinks that calls for a golden jamaican rum. Not very tasty for sipping though.