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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.
After reading good reviews & my mates talking it up like the best drink ever I think I expected more. Not keen on it myself. It's good to have on the self so I can keep friends happy. Then go drink the better rums for myself.
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.
Rum onesto. Buon mix ma poco persistente. Adatto ad essere gustato in compagnia, poco impegnativo ma comunque apprezzabile.
It a good version for drinking on the rock but still it will not be disrespected if you mix it.
It is not a sweet rum, this follows the classic school, strong, dry but with a special smell that makes it worth to try
Rhum agréable, sur les fruits secs, les épices. On peut y aller les yeux fermés vu son prix. Bien fait, pas transcendant tout de même
Buy this if you want to mix a lot drinks for your garden party. But dont expect to be blown away by complexity and lingering flavours.
I lost my rum-drinker's virginity with this one. It was not that horrible nor painful, but also nothing of a "wow" type. But i like to remain this memory, its a fine basic rum.
πολύς ντόρος για το τίποτα. ενα ρούμι της σειράς μου φάνηκε.
I enjoyed this rum over it's most basic siblings but doesn't compare to their older 12 yr. brother.
I found Appleton Estate V/X Rum quite light in texture which I like with upfront flavours and an okay drink with coke. The thing that sets it apart from the usual popular £15 - £20 brands in the supermarket brands is potential. I can imagine that if let to mature for some years it would deliver on aroma and flavour. Overall a good rum mixed with coke.
Not too great but not bad either. A good run of the mill rum for mixing.
Used to drink this in university sometimes and had good memories. Bought a bottle recently and was a little disappointed. It's a little bit better and a little more expensive than your mainstream buys.
Nice rum, but a bit oily. With some water/coke the oilyness is no longer a problem though.
Has the kick to it as you'd expect from a Jamaican rum. Give it a 6 as its not good enough as a sipper.
I perfer the 21 yr but I'll drink the v/x in a pinch.
If you are looking for a quality everyday drinking rum, look no further than the V/X. Great entry level drink with a nice amount of age.
I wish I had more of this stuff, but I don't at the moment. It was so good, me and a mate drank the whole bottle in 1 sitting.
Really enjoyable...Drank it with ice and a mixer (Coke Zero).
When mixing, this will succeed, when mixing with other rums, it'll do even better. It is okay neat, but not its strongpoint. This can mix with almost any flavor and stay pleasant.
I love Banana and caramel aftertaste , but the first sip has not fully convinced me. I think in the same category, there are many more great rums. Good choice for the price
Back when I was so much younger then today; this was my first try at a premium rum for mixing. My parents use to keep a bottle on hand for house guests. Needless to say; some of it may have gone missing over the years.
This was the first bottle that made me realize there was a difference between rums like this and rums like Lambs, Bacardi and Cpt. Morgan.
Though I don't drink this very often anymore; there will always be a place on my shelf for the VX as a mixer.
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.
Good color, palatable even without mix but clearly invites the drinker to try some of the more aged siblings.
I have to say for Appleton the V/X which is a blend between 5 and 10 year old (hence the V and X) is a great rum to start out the morning with. It is a nice lighter flavored rum not so strong with the oak or oak barrel flavors produced in the extra, 21, or 30 year. While clearly the 12 which is a blend of 12-18 or the 21-30 year old rum offers much more to the palate the V/X is not bad when you don't want a full on aged rum. This also beats the estate reserve which previously carried the aged statement of 8 years but no longer does. The 8 year while slightly aged longer considering color and oak flavor does not demand the 10+ dollar premium.
I personally find the nosing to be spicy, vanilla, rather subdued little detectable alcohol. The end palate which does offer a few seconds of astringency but quickly flows to a rather flavorful enjoyable finish which does last for a few min. I get more spice in my sweet finish with cinnamon, clove, and oddly some light chlorine on the tongue after the spices fade like I just jumped into a pool.
Overall a decent rum in this range for sipping and to start out any day and continue perhaps until the evening when another rum to finish the night may be called for. Subtract the astringency most likely due to younger blended barrels aged with column distillate and you have a real winner here above maybe a 6-7 rating. While Appleton has claimed the rum remains the same in the new label we can only hope that this astringent quality has been reduced or eliminated such as it was in Brugal's update of their Anejo. Hopefully they took out the chlorine which is very evident when drinking other aged rums along side.
This is very solid drink, nice to have it for a long evening. Very good taste.
Ce rhum est agréable à boire, belle bouteille d'un bon rapport qualité prix (26.5$EC soit 9€).
Si le nez est prometteur (banane, fruits secs), c'est un rhum de mélasse qui manque terriblement de corps.
Entry level rum that presents a dark copper, almost burnished colour, quite pleasant to look at. Initially light to medium body, legs don't quite cling to the glass. Moreish scent on the nose, spicy, oaky and citrus all waft nicely together. All the flavours of a stable rum present, molasses and brown sugar, oak, butter, spice (slightly hot but not overbearing) and definitely orange citrus. Not smooth bordering on sharp (for my palate), lasting hotness in mouth and throat. Buttery taste lingers.
Overall would not see this as a sipper, more or a mixer. Did thoroughly enjoy on built ice and a wedge of orange to bring out the citrus, which punches through the cola nicely.
Appleton Estate V/X rum review by The Rum Howler
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