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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 !!!
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.
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! 🏴☠️
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.
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.
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...
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!
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......
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.
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...
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.
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
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!
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.
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 species. 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!
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.
Purchased a sample from Master of Malt for £17.61 and well worth it no10 on today's sampling and retailing at £238.
Very refined and complex nose fruity and smooth without a hint of ethanol there's some tropical fruit subtly on the nose. It's complexity in the mouth is unreal fruit, oak, smoke and spice wallop you straight away tapering off to an ultra smooth and long finish.
Easily my favorite appleton's rum. All the funkiness of a good Jamaican rum with a nice smooth 25 year old body.
This stuff is very good .
On the nose definitely orange and bannana.
Drinking is lovely on the rocks with a smooth rum taste then you can tell has been blended over years and years of trial and error ...
A nice nod to the only female blender to work at Appleton , Joy ....
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.
Where do I begin... This is the best rum I have ever had. Extremely smooth with a great finish. If you have the chance, you must try!
Oh yes! This rum seems to bridge the gap between smooth and sweet. A damned fine expression from Joy Spence! The only thing I do t like about this rum is the shape of the bottle. It’s kind of cool, but it’s got too many sides to flush up in my rum bar. ( BFD, I guess ) This rum bridges the gap between silky smooth, honey sweet and oaky aged Jamaican funk style rum. Excellent!! Go get yourself some funk!
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.
Really great rum, however (and I might be showing ignorance here, don't correct me, just pity me) I'm not sure it's worth such a massive price tag, when I have had rums I have liked just as much for less than half the price