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Appleton Estate V/X rum

Appleton Estate V/X rum is comprised of 15 rum blends that have been distilled from molasses in copper stills and aged between 5-10 years in oak casks (hence the "V/X"). After blending, Appleton V/X receives additional aging to unite the flavors before bottling.

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Posted 27 days ago by klaasfrans from Netherlands with 11 ratings

This rum is not widely available in the Netherlands and bought it online. For the price class it is in I had better rums although that can be personal taste. It’s not bad but also not I’m going to buy it again.

Posted about 2 months ago by Pollux from Canada with 116 ratings

Rhum à boire avec un accompagnement, du coke ou 7up ou en drink.

Posted 3 months ago by Ormondefg from Ireland with 7 ratings

Best I've had at this pricepoint. Top shelf mixer, and can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks...but not as smooth neat or on the rocks as some others that can be had for $10 more. Tried it with sone friends right from the bottle, on a very cold night outdoors. We warmed the bottle over the fire and it was very good that way....or it could have been the situation and company

Posted 4 months ago by Andreasx from Canada with 24 ratings

Light nose. Very strong alcohol taste and a nice heat that lingers for quite awhile. Enjoyable with a strong alcohol taste.

Posted 5 months ago by FaithMonax from Canada with 13 ratings

I love the smoothness of this rum. My go-to for cocktails, as it is both cheap & good!

Posted 5 months ago by MarioRonson from Peru with 38 ratings

Buen ron para cocktails. Blend de 5 a 10 anos. Buen color y aromas.

Posted at The L Garage 8 months ago by Canadian Captain from Canada with 55 ratings

This is a flexible rum. I can happily sip it neat, I can mix it up. I don't feel like it's too fancy for mixing, but also not too low-brow to sip.

Nice golden color. Light orange aroma, with other flavors peeking through. There's no mistaking the Jamaican in this one. Nice flavor on the tongue, not sweet, light bite. Lingers a bit when you swallow.
Nice inexpensive rum, one I think would be at home in any rum collection.

Posted 9 months ago by cocacola99 from Canada with 19 ratings

Step up from the cheaper rums .....much more prefer the 12 year old Appleton !

Posted 9 months ago by M.R.J. from Finland with 203 ratings

It is a good rum, and in classic Appleton style - but not as good as the 12yo. Lacks some of the complexity, and structure. A bit raw.

Posted 9 months ago by Jason Berman from United States with 44 ratings

It gets the job done better than other inexpensive rums.

Posted 10 months ago by Swervin_Kervin from United States with 44 ratings

When I lived in the caribbean I loved Appleton. I had graduated from navy rum to jamaican rum and I was 21. Nowadays I can’t stand it. 21 yr, 30 yr, Joy. Its all too dry with an odd taste. Obviously thd bottom barrel rum is worse. If I want dry I will go Agricole, or maybe an Ged Diplomatico. This is just not good

Posted 10 months ago by nogall23 from United States with 3 ratings

Good when mixed. A good base default as a mainstream rum.

Posted 11 months ago by Philip Rademaker from Curaçao with 50 ratings

Being one who prefers the full, smooth South American rums, the Diplomáticos, the Zacapas, The Santa Teresas, I am not enchanted by the rums of the English Islands. I expected more however of this one. Bit harsh to my taste and definitely not a sipper. Quite drinkable however with soda.

Posted 11 months ago by Ken Chee Hing from Trinidad and Tobago with 24 ratings

Appleton is a great rum brand from Jamaica. It's a solid sipping rum that will be welcomed at most drinking events. Not a bad rum.

Posted 12 months ago by kmpiast from Poland with 41 ratings

Very dry in my opinion, but that is good. Yet it is lacking some depth to it, I would hoped for some more complex taste.

Final verdict:
I think I will pass on that in the future

Posted 12 months ago by Miroslav from Slovakia with 32 ratings

Ničím výnimočný, trochu viac alkoholový, jedine do miešaných nápojov.

Posted 12 months ago by Simon Doherty from United Kingdom with 70 ratings

A good mixing rum that I especially like with coke and a slice of lime.

Posted about 1 year ago by Jason from United States with 67 ratings

If I’m in a pinch, I will drink this as a mixed drink, but not really do anything else with it. The flavor is aggressive, sweet, and will come through your mixer. A little goes a long way. The nose is decent and brings some good Jamaican notes. It’s price point is good but don’t expect a huge bang for your buck.

Posted about 1 year ago by Lisa from Sweden with 7 ratings

Everyone should have this one at home. Nice, easy and can go both in drinks or just as simple as it is

Posted over 1 year ago by Quintin from United Kingdom with 61 ratings

It's the first bottle I always look for when I walk to the bar and when I'm looking down the isle of the local retailer. It's got strong vanilla flavour, but stays true to a more natural rum taste without getting too polluted towards the "spiced" variety. Mixes well with a splash of cola, but just as well with a light ginger orange, or apple.

Posted over 1 year ago by Gianlubona from Italy with 3 ratings

Good rum, but nothing of unbelievable. Good prive, aniway

Posted over 1 year ago by Paul B (PREMIUM) from United States with 297 ratings

This was my rum that I used to impress the ladies with in my younger years, mainly due to it's fancy bottle at a budget price. It was a pretty good rum that I drank for many years. It is no longer available on store shelves and has apparently been replaced by their Signature Blend. The other readily available rum from Appleton is their 12 Year Rare Blend. I happen to like their slightly cheaper Reserve Blend better than their 12 Year Rare Blend. Their Signature Blend now has an average age of only 4 years, while this V/X is a blend of rums aged 5-10 years. Therefore, the Signature Blend is not a true replacement for this V/X. Appleton likes to confuse us consumers.

Posted over 1 year ago by Henk from Denmark with 3 ratings

I liked this one, keeping in mind this is my first rating. Smelled sweet and warm of molasses. Tasted nice and enjoyed it.

Posted over 1 year ago by Omari Pryor from United States with 5 ratings

This is my go to rum for making drinks. Though it is at the bottom level of the Appleton line, it gives great flavor to anything and everything.