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Appleton Estate Black River Casks 15-Year rum

Appleton Estate Black River Casks 15-Year

Jamaica | Aged | 43.0% ABV

Appleton Estate Black River Casks 15-Year is a premium Jamaican rum aged for 15 years using the traditional Pot Still method. It is aged in American oak casks at the estate in the Nassau Valley, Jamaica. The ABV is 43% and the company has been producing rum since 1749.

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32 Appleton Estate Black River Casks 15-Year ratings

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Althaur (TASTING CLUB) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 21 ratings
Posted over 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.

Lerxst πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ | 16 ratings
Posted 22 days ago

Enjoyed picking up a couple of these when visiting the distillery in Jamaica.

jgoldian πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 10 ratings
Posted 24 days ago

I find this less complex than some of the other Appleton's I have had. Not bad by any means, but not worth the money compared to the others in the lineup. Feels like it lost some of that funk.

ErikV12 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 35 ratings
Posted 1 month ago

Fruity, funky, woody with a slight balanced sweetness, but in the most natural way possible

Kieron wood πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ | 619 ratings
Posted 2 months ago

Appleton 15 black cask

Nosing
Toffee Treacle, coffee

Tasting
Not that much different from 12 year ... slightly more molasses heavy based ...

col_klenk πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 30 ratings
Posted 2 months ago

This is a very good rum with the signature Appleton flavors. It's more dry and spicy than the 12 year. But it's not really any better. Worth a try. But I'll be buying more 12yr bottles instead.

ripperussr πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ | 226 ratings
Posted 2 months ago

Dark chocolate and vanilla touch in the aroma, cognac, almond, coffee, woodiness in the body, long-term tail.

revsteph πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 144 ratings
Posted 2 months ago

Kicked off another epic tasting Sunday 9/19/21 with this charming flavorful treat.
Lots of caramel flavor and aroma and my notes indicate that at the time I thought I also caught an aromatic whiff of lavender ??

Part Time Pirate πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ | 2 ratings
Posted 3 months ago

This rum is a personal favourite of mine. It's smooth, complex and refined. It makes a great gift for a special occasion. This rum has a permanent place on my shelf.

When comparing the price of this to the Appleton's 21 year reserve, this is not too far off in taste. but significantly cheaper. You can certainly drink this a lot more regularly than the 21, without the need of such a special occasion to justify opening it.

The packaging is nice. Overall, I am not a new fan of Appleton's new look, but with the lettering being directly on the bottle, rather than a label, this is where the range starts looking a lot more premium.

Rumrun11 (PREMIUM) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 97 ratings
Posted 4 months ago

My 3rd Appleton and went from a 7 rating for the 8 year reserve to an 8 rating for the 12 year rare cask to a 9 rating for the 15 year Black River. I actually am doing a side by side comparison with the little bit of 12 year that I have left. Black River 15 is slightly more complex in taste throughout and is just a tiny bit less harsh. Both have a nice deep amber color but the Black river has more of a red or auburn color to it. The 12 year has a tiny bit of that Jamaica funk to it where the 15 year Black River seems to be missing it. Which is fine with me. Can not go wrong with either one but for me thev15 year is a slight improvement.