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Appleton Estate 1995 Hearts Collection Velier 25-Year rum

Appleton Estate 1995 Hearts Collection Velier 25-Year

Jamaica | Aged | 63.0% ABV

9.3/10
7 ratings
Truly a fantastic choice

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Posted 11 months ago by VikingXO from Denmark with 156 ratings

This one is also a great versions from the heart collection series. With 1440 g / 100 LAA It is stronger (higher on esters) than the 1999 version. More powerfull (ABV 63) more taste of the classic Appleton notes.

No sugar or addictives added.

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Posted 8 months ago by laurent from France with 55 ratings

The heaviest of the 3 bottles. I was afraid to have an extremely ester-y rum, like some almost undrinkable 1500g/hL continental flavoured Jamaicans.

Compared to the others there is indeed a hint of glue but not in excess. Just enough to make this one a bit dirtier but in the good way.
The nose is very similar - rich, complex, zests, fruity esters, lots of wood and mineral extracts, herbal/medicinal - but I find it to be the most fruity and the most balanced of the 3.
The 63% abv is very well integrated. This nose is a beauty.
Palate : Same high-level as the others. A bit too much wood at first but as for the 2 others a drop of water just calms down the alcohol burn and keeps all the aromas untouched and even reveals some other subtle notes. Everlasting finish with again this menthol-y, fresh, medicinal notes at the end.

Wow :)

Please note that these expensive bottles will all disappoint you if you are into light, sweetened rons. We are speaking of very powerfull, dry, old and flavourful spirits. Absolutely great in their category but not for everyone tastes.

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Posted 8 days ago by Adrian Adame (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 455 ratings

Druhý nejlepší z celé série, i tak nezkutečná dobrota 👏👏

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Posted 2 months ago by Mr. Rumantic from Germany with 138 ratings

The Appleton Estate Hearts Collection 1995 is a Habitation Velier bottling that uses barrels that were allowed to store 25 years after the rum was produced by the Appleton Estate Distillery in the pot style process. I also read that it could probably be a NY rum, which was used for this bottling. Who knows. The rum was bottled without additives, sugar or filtration with 63% cask strength.

In the nose, the rum is much drier than expected. Lots of wood and bourbon notes pair with fruity aromas and orange. Here the barrel is in the foreground. I find the nose not exceptional, but perfectly balanced and it meets my taste. On the palate, the rum is dry with a lot of barrels. Wood, tannins a hint of fruit, leather but also mint and orange. The rum opens again in the finish and the depth of the body opens clearly. Wood and bitter substances are in the finish along with an earthy fresh mint note.

I find the rum very appealing and great. If I had the money, the bottle would be in my collection. The rum is very balanced and the long storage did its job very well. A great rum. Jamaica is more than just funk.

The Appleton Estate Hearts Collection 1995 ist eine Habitation Velier Abfüllung, welche auf Fässer zurück greift , welche 25 Jahre lagern durften, nachdem der Rum von der Appleton Estate Distillerie im Pot Stil Verfahren hergestellt wurde. Ich habe auch gelesen, dass es wohl ein NY Rum sein könnte, welcher ür diese Abfüllung genutzt wurde. Wer weiß. Der Rum wurde ohne Zusatzstoffe, Zucker oder Filtration mit 63% Fassstärke abgefüllt.

In der Nase ist der Rum viel trockenen als erwartet. Viel Holz und Bourbon Noten paaren sich mit fruchtigen Aromen und Orange. Hier steht das Fass im Vordergrund. Ich finde die Nase nicht außergewöhnlich, aber perfekt ausbalanciert und sie trifft meinen Geschmack. Am Gaumen ist der Rum trocken mit viel Fass. Holz, Tannine ein Hauch Frucht, Leder aber auch Minze und Orange. Der Rum öffnet sich noch einmal im Abgang und die Tiefe des Körpers wird deutlich. Holz und Bitterstoffe sind im Abgang zusammen mit einer erdigen frischen Minznote.

Ich finde den Rum sehr ansprechend und toll. Hätte ich das Kleingeld würde die Flasche in meiner Sammlung stehen. Der Rum ist sehr ausgewogen und die lange Lagerung hat ihren Job sehr gut gemacht. Ein toller Rum. Jamaika kann nicht nur Funk.

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Posted 7 months ago by Jirka23689 (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 182 ratings

Ve vůni pomerance, karamel.V chuti jsou cítit estery, ale krásne vyvážené. Jde cítit opět pomerance, drevo a čokoládu . Přijde mi jako agricole. Další naprosté dělo

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Posted 9 months ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 392 ratings

Today I have an Appleton 1995. Pretty old juice.

Heavy and strong smell, also complex. I get leather and orange zests first.
Then dry fruits with a deep sweetness like in Velier Monymusk EMB 2010. It reminds me of it. I get also dry fruits, oak and some apricots. In a blind tasting I would gues it's a Long Pond or Clarendon. Deeper in the glas are some molasses and earth. I miss some special flavors.

The taste starts strong with leather, tannins and orange zests, there are some oranges at the end. The rum is spicy. In the middle taste I get again the orange zests, then tannins with oak, floral notes. At the end heavy notes of leather, barrel and earth. Then some citrus.
The finish is spicy, again with orange peels, leather, tannins and aok. There is also a buttery note at the end.
The aftertaste is nice, again with orange peels, leather and mint.

It's a nice rum with heavy aromas, after 25 years it's still strong and spicy. I would rate it with 90 points.
I miss something special that would define the distillery character of appleton.

Nose: leather, orange zests, dry fruits, sweetness, oak and some apricots, some molasses and earth
Taste initial: leather, tannins, orange zests, orange
Middle: tannins, orange zests, oak, floral notes, leather, barrel, earth, citrus
Finish: spice, orange zests, leather, tannins, oak, buttery note
Aftertaste: orange zests, leather, dry fruits, mint

Sweetness: 2/5
Fruits: 2/5
Spice: 3.5/5
Mildness: 3/5
Complexity: 4/5
Value (250€): 3/5

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Posted 2 months ago by Joola69 from United States with 2845 ratings

Rum tasting in Lapland continued onwards with Appleton Estates 1995 Hearts Collection. Great looking bottle and label design. Bright golden color. Spicy, but man it's good stuff. One of the best Jamaican rums out there.