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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 flavor is complex if not confusing and that is the fun about this particular rum. It's not a "great" rum but still falls into the "Very good" rum category and is worth trying. I also think being a Reserve Rum made from Appleton the bar was set pretty high.
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.
Tho not a nice nose from my bottle, very surprisingly smooth to sip. Easy to drink but a bit on the bland side, so obviously good for mixing. A nice 'dual purpose' rum in that way, but sippers will want more flavour or character, and cocktail drinkers can use something cheaper.
Its definitely not sweet but its just smooth enough and the right price to make a very enjoyable drink. I don't think its a sipper but its not going to embarrass you in most occasions.
its a typical mix drink or to drink with a coke i find it rough on the throat
I think all Appletons rums are great value and full of flavour . This to my taste is a great rum for a decent cola with a slice and some ice ! I also have the Appletons 12 which i intend to open soon and i acquired a bottle of the Appletons Master Blenders Legacy recently ... Which i will probably never open as i will never find a replacement !!
J'ai trouvé son odeur agressive, mais excellente et très fruitée ! Très vanillé en bouche ! Je l'ai préféré mixé avec du coca, que seul. Ce n'est pas mon préféré, mais très bon rapport qualité/prix :)
I found his odor offensive but excellent and very fruity ! Very vanilla taste in the mouth ! I preferred it mixed with coke than straight up. This is not my favorite, but very good quality / price ratio :)
This is my preferred everyday-rum. The quality, taste and value are excellent.
All of the Appelton's have great flavor and give off a great aroma. The Estate VX is warm and goes down smooth.
For those good friends or clients you like, V/X is a premium Mixer that is also a good sipper
I have been enjoying this rum consistently sine about 1998. It has great flavors. It can be enjoyed sipping, on ice and mixed, though I do mix it most often. An all around good rum.
but rough on the throat. Dark color with some good after tastes!
Appleton rum with cold, freshly squeezed orange juice...preferably on a beach in Negril, Jamaica...life doesn't get much better than that!
Decent rum, good caramel color, harsh on the nose, great mixing rum, pour over ice add some apple juice and enjoy, I'd prefer other rums to this one but easily available at your local supermarket at a good price. Ok rum, just mix it baby!
I received a bottle from my daughter who visited Jamaica. I think this might be a good rum for mixing, but I like mine straight, and this rum lacks the smoothness that my other favorites deliver.
This is a good rum. I have to revisit this one, because the spices caught me off guard. Not one I would normally chose for sipping neat (first thoughts).
Very good rum with a right price. Often Jamaica rums are bottled 100 proof or more. Appleton use always the right proof. Recommended !
Deze Appleton Estate rum heeft een volle en krachtige karakter die voor lange tijd heeft gerijpt. De warme gouden kleur wordt omringd door een warme en bevredigend aroma. Appleton Estate VX is een perfecte blend van 15 geselecteerde, gevarieerde stijlen van rum die allemaal gerijpt en handgemaakte eikenhouten vaten. Elke rum heeft voor een minimale periode van 5 jaar tot 10 jaar gerijpt in de gebruikte Jack Daniels vaten die door Appleton wordt gebruikt om tot haar unieke en karakteristieke smaak te komen.
Pot Still underpins this Jamaican offering and for me, makes it my go to for Rum and coke.
Not as good as the 12 but it is not the same price.
Thid has Appleton signature taste mixed with coke it is okay. Not that expensive
Full of exotic fruits, not bad. I was surprised how good this is. of course this is not your fireplace, slowly sipping stuff.
Overall looks like whisky cousin but after couple of glasses I used to drink it alone and enjoying it for itself specific taste and aroma.
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Title says it all. Nothing better for a rum and coke. A really good squeeze of lime makes it even better.
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