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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.
The color and aroma of Appleton V/X is as good as any rum I have but taste and after burn are not as good as its 12 year old brother or other high end rums. But when you consider that a bottle is only $16, this one is definitley worth having it in your rum cabinet.
Mixed up it's a great drink - adds enough golden flavour without being overpowering.
Not a bad mixed rum, ok straight but a good mixer
Easily consumable in a bind says it all.
Excellent, deep, strong flavor. Just look out for the kick!
Different flavors exist for this. They say has Oak, but I find very little of this flavour for this.
Nice smooth rum
Nice in mixed drinks
My wife bought a bottle of the Reserve and the V/X for my birthday last year. This is very good to sip, but at a price where mixing isn't a sin either.
I am a fan of the Jamaican style of rum. The v/x is a nice intro to this style
One of my top choice rums
Smooth and easy sipping.
Standard amber rum, infact right now its my bar's house pour. I know ive only given it a 6 but for me a 6 is a good standard score. Theres a lot better around but you could do a lot worse!
Starts as a lighter, fruity taste and ends with more of a whiskey, smokey flavour. Longer finish than most, with a spice that lingers. More dry then sweet.
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