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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.
Mix with 1/2 a lime and some cane juice and you have a great daiquiri with just enough cask flavor to stand out and give some depth. Not too shabby.
Very good and rugged at the first taste but after that is a plasture to drink
A very good rum considering the price. There's a little less complexity compared to the 12 year old, but as it's older brother it's not overly (artificially) sweetened and therefore quite fitting to my (whisky drinker) profile.
A mix of 10 & 5 year old rums gives this an average age of 7.5 but my ranking is closer to 6.5 which I rounded up to a 7. This is a well liked mixing drink at my bar. I think it makes a better substitute for Lamb's Palm Breeze in any mixed drink. Not sure cola is best served with this one. Rather a Caribbean Cocktail with a lower cost than the top shelf alternatives.
Realy good taste. You should try it. Don't suit everyone but I like it.
Je ne suis pas un grand fan de rhum Appleton, correct pour les mix drinks.
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.
This is my go to rum for rum & coke. It's a slight step-up from most mainstream rums that taste "cheap". It's not overly sweet and well balanced for the price. I always keep a handle in my bar.
Bought a 5 mL for fun. Maybe I'm spoilt from drinking better stuff, like Zacapa 23 and Diplomatico single vintage, but this just doesn't taste like another glass.
Olor característico de la Familia Appleton, plástico, vainilla con poco cuerpo. Mezclado con cola mantiene su sabor característico. No mucho que reclamar por el precio que se paga
It's the best young Jamaican rum on the market. No matter what I try, I keep coming back. It's smooth, sweet and orangy with an addictive oaky touch. One shouldn't hesitate to buy this in quantity.
This one has an almost single malt flavour reminiscence of Glenmorangie original at first, then you get rewarded with a smoother burn and rummy caramel flavours. Nice straight or with cola.
Initially loved this rum but then I realized there were better rums out there. Still a good fallback.
This is OK as a mixer rum or consumed with coke but completely dreadful as straight up or on the rocks rum... Appleton highly priced and over rated
Ill state up front I like to mix my drinks. This one is (was?) the perfect blend for that purpose and notes of the rum steer through the coke.Have rated this down after the latest bottle which seems harsher than prior bottles and the molasses flavour seems overwhelmed by the harshness of the spirit. Have they added more younger rums?
I'm so use to spiced rums that this caught me off guard. Taking a leap on this bottle was a good idea. Awesome mixer just wish I didn't run out of juice!
I'm one for variation. I've heard of Appleton's reputation and I had lots of expectation for this one which seems kind of lame seeing as it's not the highest priced one. By the way in case you didn't know V/X is now Signature blend. Definitely a mixer I thought it tasted amazing with a slice or two of pineapple and some orange juice. Please don't ruin this with Sunny D.
Not as good as Appleton 12, but it makes an excellent mixer. Makes one of the best rum and cokes.
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.
Good stuff from Jamaica for everyday use with coke.
Guter Rum stark im Abgang aber vom Geschmack her nichts besonderes.
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!
Bon Rhum, assez sec, pas un retour extraordinaire, dommage je ne me suis pas retrouvé transporté en Jamaïque!
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!
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