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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.
Appleton rum with cold, freshly squeezed orange juice...preferably on a beach in Negril, Jamaica...life doesn't get much better than that!
I love this rum nice strong aroma, beautiful color, spice, lovely finish
i guess this one will need no words of mine for those well versed in rum tasting.
but for those new to rum, please understand that rums have variety of flavors not just sweetness.
i wouldn't recommend to beginners but definitely would with moderates and surely well experienced rum drinkers would already know of the quality of this rum.
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.
If you see this in a store, it's better than most of whats below on the shelves. It's a nice balanced smooth rum with a sweet caramel flavor, also has that tangy Jamaica taste. For the price it's well worth it.
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.
Pot Still underpins this Jamaican offering and for me, makes it my go to for Rum and coke.
For those good friends or clients you like, V/X is a premium Mixer that is also a good sipper
My favourite go to standard rum, great taste, great price.
Love the thick sweetness compared to cheaper spiced rums.
Its a pleasent rum to drink, and mix with. Not a cubain but a very nice rum for mojito, very well balanced and with nice vanilla flavors
I like jamaica rum, it is spiced, lots of cynamon notes, caramel, vainilla, some banana, oak and tasty. It is an ambar and dense rum, medium body kind of long finish. Good for sipping great for mixing!
Very nice rum my local keno had this its a good go to rum instead of bacardi with coke
Title says it all. Nothing better for a rum and coke. A really good squeeze of lime makes it even better.
Everyone should have this one at home. Nice, easy and can go both in drinks or just as simple as it is
Not as good as Appleton 12, but it makes an excellent mixer. Makes one of the best rum and cokes.
Really good with coke but just fine with a big block of ice too.
I really enjoyed the taste of this rum with splash of coke. .It has a nice spicy peppery after taste good stuff.
This rum is pretty smooth for not being as sweet as I am used to. It is hard for me to just mix it with my Sprite, it is just a little too harsh. Now, when I make a rum sour, it mixes almost magically. I would suggest using this with mixes that include more acidity. Things with pineapple would probably work really well.
A no frills, all around good Jamaican rum. The finish is not overly rough, but not smooth either. It could be sipped, but I prefer to use it for mixed drinks. My favorite rum for classic Mai-Tai's.
I enjoyed this rum over it's most basic siblings but doesn't compare to their older 12 yr. brother.
Appleton was the rum that started it all for me. I distinctly remember being 15 and having a buyer get me this rum. The idiot walks in with a my 20$ bill outward all scared and we take a trip down the liquor isle looking like whores in church. At a very high volume he goes IS THIS THE ONE DAD WOULD LIKE. Me and this guy look nothing alike so even Helen Keller could see we were pulling something. Yes that is what DAD (me) would like. I still have that bottle half full today 8 years later and will never drink it for nostalgia. Appleton has a distinct smell that can only be described as "appleton". Its a dry wood molasses kind with a hover of alcohol in it. Right off the bat you can tell its gonna be a dry rum. Taking a swig of appleton straight isnt the greatest idea. Its harsh on entry then smooth then harsh then smooth then harsh. But appleton has the most distinct flavour barrel of them all. Its an oak but its not like the basic oak barrel wearing her yoga pants and northface (if you get that props to you). The appleton oak is smokey and you can tell many other batches were made. Not a lot of sweetness but it teeters on just the right amount of dryness. Its not very complex in its nature, just very distinct. In coke it really hails high though. Because the harshness is gone and what you have left is the distinct Appleton flavor. Honestly though with appleton its best sticking with the v/x and not bother with the 8 year, Reserve or 12 year because they all honestly taste the same, shoot for the older years like the blend and 20 year. All I know is some day I will go to an auction and adopt the 50 year as my only child. Until then !
in my rum supply, this Jamaican rum is nice and citrusy with a slight spiciness pushing to the forefront, but the finish burns a little if mixed too strong - which is not to say it's bad, just a matter of personal taste! ;) OJ and pineapple juice with this in it (and lots of ice) makes a great refreshing drink!
I will say 1st off that Jamaican style rum is not a style I gravitate to. Generally speaking I would (almost) never find myself sipping Jamaican style of rum. That said in mixed rum cocktails where you need a rum to fortify and blend disparate flavors together I find this rum to be great. I make my Mai Tai's with four VERY different flavors of rum and this is the rum that I feel really acts as a bridge between the dark rum and the can-be-overbearing Rhum Agricola Blanc.
Bottom line is it is a good utility rum for use in cocktails.
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