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Posted 16 days ago by (PREMIUM) from United States with 2 ratings

Super smooth and can taste all the finer notes! Tasted brown butter and apricot

Posted 5 months ago by J1gg1ns from United Kingdom with 42 ratings

I tried a small single of this for new years eve from the 3cl sample bottle i got. Even with such a small amount, i was blown away by the flavour and complexity! It is delicious in your mouth and the finish lasts for ages, giving you many different naturally sweet flavours in a row. Along with being the smoothest thing on earth, it is also the most delicious and complex rum i have ever tried and it is the best spirit in general i have ever tried. I'm not sure anything will beat this one for me so i have to give a 10. I will 100% be buying a bottle at some point as long as it doesn't go out of stock!

Posted 11 months ago by Doc (PREMIUM) from United States with 26 ratings

One of the best rums available! Don’t mix this with anything, don’t even sip it on ice. Smooth, rich, & we’ll...perfect. All for Joy & Joy for all! 🏴‍☠️

Posted about 1 year ago by Michal Micko (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 256 ratings

Complex aroma, very big body with many layers and tones and incredible long aftertaste!
Rum lovers should get minimum the sample, to know how one of ethalons can taste...

Posted about 1 year ago by Kasper Meijer from Panama with 29 ratings

OK, I only tried this rum at a festival, but oh my... Joy is something truly special. And the rum as well! I can't remember exactly what it tastes like, I just know its imprinted in my brain that I have to get a bottle some day and hold on to it tightly!

Posted about 1 year ago by Morthrag from Switzerland with 90 ratings

Sehr schön gestaltete Flasche und Verpackung.
Ich konnte mal ein glas davon probieren und muss sagen, dass mich der Rum überzeugt hat.
Geschmacklich schliesse ich mich da den Tasting-notes an.
Sehr gerne würde ich meine Sammlung um diesen tollen Rum erweitern, er hat halt aber seinen Preis.

Posted almost 3 years ago by Danzilla78 from Canada with 23 ratings

This is labeled a twenty five year old rum, but is a blend with thirty and thirty five year old rums in it also, they labeled it twenty five as that's the youngest rum in it. This is the tastiest rum I've tried, it has great legs, taste and one of my favourite features, the slow smooth finish that tastes of honey. As I sip from my glass, I savour it with the thought that I wish I could afford to drink this delicious rum everyday!

Posted over 1 year ago by Achim Emmenegger from Germany with 66 ratings

Dieser Appelton hat das gewisse Etwas und der Preis ist moderat für diese Qualität,da hat sich Joy wirklich nicht zu ihrem Jubiläum lumpen lassen.Gefühlsmässig stecken da ein paar wirklich gute alte Jahrgänge drin.... Den 30er braucht man hier nicht mehr zu kaufen.Beim 50er kann ich nicht mitreden aber der Preis ist so utopisch,so gut kann ein Rum gar nicht sein.Dem Hören nach ist er jedenfalls sein Geld nicht wert,der Joy aber absolut.
10 Punkte gebe ich weil er in der Jamaika Liga insbesondere Appelton absolut Oberliga spielt. Gegen einen Skeldon ,Albion oder Kirsch Caroni sind 10 Punkte natürlich nicht gerechtfertigt,aber Das ist wieder eine andere Liga......

Posted over 1 year ago by LSM from United States with 2 ratings

We are fortunate to live in a time of Joy Rum. There will be a time when these bottles disappear in the wild. For the current moderate price an amazing long aged rum that is quite possibly the most delicious and exquisite available now. The real kicker is that it is reasonable in price that I am going to bunker a couple extra to last as long as I need it to last.

Posted over 1 year ago by Ubernewt from Canada with 10 ratings

I used to turn my nose up to Appleton's rum.but after having this Crisp and flavorful rum I actually started to appreciate the other offerings that were available to me though the LCBO

Posted almost 2 years ago by Martin Kennedy from Australia with 194 ratings

I was lucky enough to try this outstanding Appletons rum yesterday and what a treat it was ! Beautiful packaging and very unusual shaped bottle with a good solid cork. When poured it was left in the glass for 30 minutes just to sit. Wonderful mahogany colour with long , long legs and the smell , wow , i just could of sniffed it all night. As Earl commented .. it has an aroma of orange and honey but not the overpowering kind , just beautiful. My first sip was as good as the smell , warm,, spicey with a well balanced oak taste, sweet but not artificially so.. chewy honey and orange zest , no burn with the finish and an extra long very pleasant aftertaste. Its 45% so a bit of extra strength which really helps bring this lovely rum to life..
If your an Appletons fan then i suggest you beg , borrow or steal a taste of this ! Or if you normally like sugar bombs rums then maybe its not your thing but don't score this low because of your sweet tooth !!!

Posted over 2 years ago by Cameron from Australia with 19 ratings

Expensive, but well worth it - not only does is taste great but when you open the box it presents very well. Im no good with describing flavors but to me its typical Appleton's - not overly sweet, with oak. Great rum.
Just tip it in ya.

Posted over 2 years ago by piratejabez from United States with 314 ratings

45% ABV. The Christmas Eve (final) box in the 2017 DbtD rum advent calendar. "Joy" to the world?

No nose at first (?), but steadily emerges. Deep and rich. No alcohol notes. Dried fruits. Apricot, pineapple. Oak. Mead. Later, brine. Very deep, and satisfyingly rummy. Fruity palate. Slightly bitter. Hefty tannins. Sherry. Long finish. Lots of flavors here. Very complex, super tasty.

Can't argue with the lucky masses here; this is some top-notch stuff. This is what I would want in a parlor of some mansion in the English countryside. Now if only I could afford it...

9+, 10-

Posted over 2 years ago by Alan from United States with 83 ratings

Appleton Estate Joy is pure rum perfection. It is richly sweet, complex, fruity, woody, and all without any additives. I cracked this open to celebrate a very special occasion and it was well worth the effort and the celebration. Worthy every penny. This is as good as rum gets.

Posted over 2 years ago by Earl Elliott from Canada with 190 ratings

Sugar: estimated at 14 gpl. It’s doubtful that I will get a chance to taste the 30 or 50 year old Vintages which is why I give this 10 rating. The standard Appleton taste profile of oak, smoke, and vanilla is present but this rum has a honey and orange taste that smooths and balances the rum. It’s a masterpiece of rum blending and is a must have for Appleton rum lovers.

Posted about 3 years ago by Tom Rhoads from United States with 88 ratings

I bought one bottle when it first was available and just got a 2nd today as a birthday gift for myself. The packaging is very nice and the bottle is special and feels great in my hands.

Wonderful aroma, slight vanilla and citrus at first and a little oak. Very long legs in the glass.

Not sweet at all and not thick in the mouth. Just the perfect mouth feel.

The finish is pleasant with what I will say is a dunder component to it. I say dunder because that is how this was described to me when I tried the Mezan XO. That rum has overpowering dunder but is very mellow and pleasant. It actually lingers and keeps reminding me to try some more.

Posted about 3 years ago by Michael Huff from United States with 81 ratings

I'll fill out this review more soon. I'll second Tom by saying this is the best rum I've tried. The first few sips are layered but gentle. What really stands out in my memory is the honey aftertaste. The aftertaste was like I'd just washed down a literal spoonful of honey. Absolutely incredible.

Posted about 2 months ago by ZTrain1177 from Canada with 22 ratings

The best rum I have ever had. Smooth and so enjoyable to sip on.

Posted 4 months ago by Adrian Adame (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 224 ratings

- návyková vůně, harmonie dřeva, sladkostí, citrusy a pomeranč, koření
- v chutí sušší, 45% je cítit, jemná Jamajka, dřevo, závěr velmi dlouhý a velmi příjemně dřevitý

Posted 4 months ago by Rumrunner95 from United States with 51 ratings

Great rum with notes of Cherry Cola, Banana, Pineapple, Plantains, Caramel, Citrus, Grass, and a hint of chocolate, showing a hint of Jamaican funk hampden estate is known for.

Posted almost 2 years ago by Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) from Sweden with 149 ratings

It’s much alike the 21-year old, but much smoother even though it’s 90 proof. Another difference is the taste of ginger and spices. Unfortunately it’s becoming harder and harder to find, so if you get the opportunity to buy one do so if you can afford it.
Picture: My top five shelf, My opened bottle & My Jamaican shelf.

Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew from Canada with 77 ratings

After finding out from the “LC” that they would not be carrying this product (Brutal!!!); I was able to nab three of these bad boys in South Carolina.
I am glad to report that if your a fan of the Appleton line; you will not be disappointed.
For a rum that has been aged between 25 to 35 years; they have managed to keep the oak under control. All the signature Appleton taste and smell is there as well.
For me this is almost a 10 but I think I will give it a 9 1/2. I just wish there was something else on the finish other then oak.
My wife and I opened this on our 9th wedding anniversary, so from this point forward; this will only be sampled on future anniversaries.

Posted over 1 year ago by Haemonculi from United States with 46 ratings

A drink of ultimate smoothness with the perfect burn, this is the drink of pirates after all. This is the only rum I can taste just by breathing it in.

Posted 5 months ago by chasles22 (PREMIUM) from United States with 46 ratings

everything comes together here. well aged rums, lots of barrel characteristics without tasting like a sawmill, presented at what i think is objectively the correct proof for rum. i try to taste rums so that i can comment on the flavor profiles etc, but in this case, i was just too much in the moment of enjoying this to really make any real assessment. i guess that means i need to get a bottle. which i plan to do.