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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.
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Along with havana club this is one my favourite rum to mix with coke.
Better have it mixed than drunk on the rocks.
Nothing amazing at all
This rum has a rich golden colour (in the bottle), with a hint of reddness. It smells a little strong, with a touch of sweetness as well. Sipping it straight, it is a bit too alcohol tasting for me, although it is fairly smooth with a little smokey flavour. Makes a fairly strong 'jamaican rum' flavoured rum and cola. Not my first choice, not pretty good. Kind of a weird age for my thinking... too mature/heavy flavoured for an easy drinking mixer, but too immature and not complex/flavourful enough for a sipper...
This rum was nasty no matter how I drank it. I tried it straight and it left a disgusting after taste in my mouth. I tried it mixed with the same results. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Their are a lot better rums to choose from.
i use this as the lighter rum in my Mai Tai. I actually like it quite a bit and the dry finish adds nice touch to mixed drinks.
Very nice rum either on rocks or with cola, great aroma and color
Chutný, vôbec nie sladký, výrazne korenisty rum. O niečo horší ako 12 tka.
A little harsh but not overwhelmingly so. Has a noticeable spiciness to it with only hints of sweetness (especially the aftertaste). Beautiful amber color. Nice rum but not a sipper IMHO. A very good mixing rum. I get a noticable oak flavor to it and a butteriness believe it or not. Good stuff. Definitely one to have onhand for mixed drinks.
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.
Avec une robe dorée, et un nez fruité, il dévoile des arômes de banane, puis tire sur la vanille sur la fin. Je l'utilise principalement en cocktail avec son apport sucré.
Never tastet this brand before, so i dont know what i shall expect.
Bought this one after reading some reviews and liked what I found, not one to trouble any others but smooth enough if you can cope with a bit of an edge now and again. Its not always about getting a really smooth finish but for the price its a nice way to get away from spiced or with coke! Nice in a coffee too!
Fruity with gorgeous aroma like young Calvados. Colour and taste is clean.
There Cemedine odor but enough tasty.
Tres bon pour un rhum non vieilli. Bon rapport qualite/prix
I love Appleton 12yo, but had for years steered well clear of this thinking that it would be dreadful. I wasn't expecting a huge amount but was looking to expand the easily gettable (supermarket), less expensive (GBP20) everyday rums (I spend too much on rum).
The nose demonstrates a step down from the 12yo. Lacks the richness and power, but still has the iodiney notes but it's all a bit too industrial. The same is carried through on to the palate. However what saves this for me, is the length it has, which is long and quite soft and mellow.
On balance not a bad drop if there isn't anything else around. I like rum straight up but this might be better suited to mixing. Definitely worth spending the extra GBP5 or 6 to get the 12yo.
To drink with a slice of lime or with ginger ale. One can add ice cubes too according to preferences.
I've heard appleton is a great brand but at least this one is not to my taste. Perhaps the more expensive ones are
Bought this one as a mixer and was surprised. I also would recommend it as a sipping rum. I love the smokey touch of oak and maple. Good introduction into Jamaica Rum. You can't do anything wrong at this price.
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 !
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A good rum, nothing amazing compared to the 12 years old from the same family. But for this price range, nothing to complain about.
It has nice aroma but quite harsh in the taste. Good to drink with an ice-cube.
I gave this rum 6 stars as it's not quite great however it's not quite bad either. For me it's sort of a good middle of the road rum. The flavor has notes of vanilla, toffee, caramel and some ripe fruits. For the simple cocktails, using this as a Rum an Coke for me is not so great. It feels like it is lacking. However in more developed cocktails as a Blood Orange cocktail, maybe a Rum Punch, or a Mai Tai. This rum also goes well with Apple juice.
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