Appleton Estate Black River Casks 15-Year rum

Appleton Estate Black River Casks 15-Year

Jamaica | Aged | 43.0% ABV

7.5/10
19 ratings
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RumGuy1 🇺🇸 | 54 ratings
Posted 12 months ago

Nose: Ripe bananas, molasses, vanilla, and dried apricots
Taste: really oaky ,more smooth and complex version of the Appleton 12 year(rare cask), definitely a good sipper but not balanced enough to be great. There’s a bitterness or harshness at the back end that I don’t like. This rum is better suited as a mixer or bargain sipper. I personally prefer the 21 year.

I paid $60USD and this price point seems fair for what you get. I would say that this rum is the middle sibling of the 21 year and 12 year rare cask. Cheers🥃

Paul B 🇺🇸 | 456 ratings
Posted 1 year ago

Since I had never heard of Black River in Jamaica, I just had to look it up. It is on the southwest coast of Jamaica about 20 miles south of the Appleton Estate. Back when I visited Jamaica in 1988 and 1996, this part of Jamaica saw no tourism at all. This has obviously changed as there are now safari boats guiding tourists through these mangrove swamps. I gather that some very special wood from this area goes into making the casks that aged this rum.

If you are expecting a heavy black char in this rum, you won't find it at all. It is a very good dry rum with the usual no sugar being added, but I still prefer their 8 Year Reserve Blend as my favorite from this island. So glad that I happened upon this one this afternoon while stocking up on K&S 18 Year before they are all gone.

Jipla 🇧🇪 | 85 ratings
Posted 21 days ago

very nice and complex taste, worth the money you pay for it.

Martin55 🇨🇦 | 13 ratings
Posted 3 months ago

This was the first Appleton I purchased as a sipper. Very enjoyable, complexity and character.

Sorgh 🇨🇿 | 24 ratings
Posted 6 months ago

This Appleton isn't quite soft, it has dry and woody taste. Can feel nuts and it have fine strenght. Very nice rum.

Sheldonpenney 🇨🇦 | 26 ratings
Posted 8 months ago

Beautiful rum. Complex flavour profile of brown sugar and spice with a warming solid finish

KahakiCove 🇺🇸 | 11 ratings
Posted 9 months ago

Such a great rum. As with most of the longer aged Appleton, this carries little of the funk that is associated with Jamaican rum. Still an amazing rum.

Althaur (TASTING CLUB) 🇺🇸 | 21 ratings
Posted 1 year ago

While I don’t enjoy this as much as some other rums, it is one of my favorite Jamaican rums. The initial scents I got more banana, vanilla, and some sweetness. The first sip was more oak than anything.

As I was doing dishes while sipping this, it was left on the counter for about 15 minutes before I came back to it. At that point I had some odd scents, akin to soft, warm bread and apples. The taste at that point reminded me of overripe bananas or fried bananas.

And while the thought of it may give some people a slight heart attack, I bet it would make an excellent El Presidente.

Michal Micko 🇨🇿 | 562 ratings
Posted 1 year ago

A bit more complex in middle phase ( +3% is helping), but the difference is distinguishable only in direct comparison. If you want to save, buy 12y (new bottling) or buy 21y that is even more smooth, complex and ballanced.

bar la moura 🇭🇷 | 131 ratings
Posted 3 months ago

i enjoy this after a good lunch and with a good cigar ...
first i must wait the rum to sit in the glass some 10 minutes, it have a beautiful color, when rotating the glass, a lot of legs, good sign...
nose: you ll know it s an appleton, similar to others, strong alcoholic burn (after 10 minutes in the glass the burn is fading) but also some vanilla
mouth: more flavorful than the 12, vanilla and brown sugar, dry as every appleton
finish: medium, warm
conclusion: better than the 12, not good as the 21, but i like it ! even the cigar is better today :-) and i think is not over oaked, really not much oak ...
don t know the price yet, in the store i received the bottle but they didn t calculate the price, so if it s cheaper than the 21 i give it a 9 ! oh one more ... it s a bourbon/whisky drinkers rum ...