Appleton Estate Rare Casks 12-Year rum

Appleton Estate Rare Casks 12-Year

Jamaica | Aged

7.7/10
74 ratings
Recommendable to most
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Sadck 🇫🇷 | 3 ratings
Posted 1 year ago

Dans la série des rhum expectionnels a prix raisonnables j'ai découvert cet Appleton rare cask par surprise. Et quelle surprise! un rum aussi équilibré que puissant. Avec un nez caramélisé mais un goût sec et authentique d'un rum bien vieilli.

Tad Generic 🇨🇦 | 28 ratings
Posted 10 months ago

Appleton is looking to become my goto for sipping rum.

To me this one is virtually indistinguishable from the 8 year, so probably won't buy it again, since the 8 is a good bit cheaper.

The flavour is pretty strong - this isn't syrupy smooth like some others. You certainly know you're drinking something worth appreciating slowly.

Seko 🇨🇿 | 167 ratings
Posted 11 months ago

Compared to 8y it has significantly less funk, there is much wood on the nose, at least on par with the characteristic overripe banana, very smooth profile, the woody chocolate taste notes with slight coppery banana, all very deep and well merged together, with spicy, long, and pleasant ending. It has on one hand fewer different tones in smell and taste than the rare 12y blend, but the pronounced warm woody tones give it much depth, it is a really classy sipper, much to my liking, well worth the money.

Dhelliwell (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 44 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Appleton 12 Rare Casks is the standard by which I judge other rums. It is not too sweet, has layers of complexity, and a long finish with a little heat. I always have a bottle of this on hand.

Jagsroy (PREMIUM) 🇨🇦 | 239 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Thought I would try the new Appleton Estate Reserve 8 Yr & Appleton Rare Casks 12 yr Rums recently released from Jamaica. I was really surprised with the younger rum which I find even better than the Older version of the Appleton Rare Blend 12 yr version and Its quality is definitely worthy of being drank neat. The new version of the 12 year (Rare Casks) is also much better than the older version and in my opinion both dessrve a “9” rating.

Kieron wood 🇬🇧 | 571 ratings
Posted 5 months ago

This is one that for me isn't as good as the unaged reserve exclusiva ..the flavours are there and deep in depth but for once prefer the cheaper option .
Apples 12 rare casks

Peppera, cherry's ,smoke

Dry chocolate , cherry , oranges

I lived. On a diet of this while in Jamaica so I have become quite fond of it, hence the score improvement

andyist 🇨🇦 | 17 ratings
Posted 6 months ago

A truly wholesome rum experience. This is the quintessential flavour of rum and a good measuring post for anything else that professes to be rum greatness as what ever multiple of this very affordable bottle.

ZTrain1177 🇨🇦 | 74 ratings
Posted 11 months ago

An excellent tasting rum with flavors of toffee, brown sugar and a bit of orange. Highly recommended.

andorufergu 🇺🇸 | 5 ratings
Posted 2 months ago

I really enjoyed this. Gave it a 9. It was my first Jamaican, and I can really feel the funk everyone’s been talking about, but it’s not too funky. I think it’s not my favorite, but very good.

Triton Ogletree 🇺🇸 | 103 ratings
Posted 5 months ago

This (along with Diplomatico,) is some of the best rum for a reasonable price there is! It's pretty smooth (minimal burn/bite,) appropriately sweet and flavorful! Quite flavorful! I'm not about to rattle off tasting notes and nose whaffs as all that is subjective but trust me, it's got good notes.

I am almost guaranteeing that a few of the more negative reviews on this website were actually directed at a different Appleton 12 year (there's three to choose from) because this IS the good stuff! It actually reminds me of the Appleton Estate 12 Year Extra from back in the day (which I rated a 7) but it's WAY more smooth and balanced than its predecessor. I tried the 8 Year Reserve next to this 12 Year and can safely say that both should be purchased as they're both great but they also both bring different things to the table.

I drink this one neat, on the rocks or when a cocktail calls for an aged rum like a Hurricane or a Painkiller. Regardless of anything, this bottle always delivers. As it is both affordable and amazing, I keep a bottle of this on hand as often as possible. I consider it one of my four main staples of rum in my house. It's an awesome rum! Buy it immediately!