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Appleton Estate Reserve Blend rum

Appleton Estate Reserve Blend

Jamaica | Aged

79 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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Cory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί | 27 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

There are definitely better rums in this price range but I won't shoot it down completely. Has an English style rum punch to it with some fruity notes.
Be nice as a mixing rum, good on the rocks once the water melted a little, otherwise it was a tad to strong for my liking.
Would happily drink it but I say that about every rum haha

Wayne Upton πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 136 ratings
Posted over 7 years ago

I was a fan of the V/X, which this supposedly replaced. However, there's nothing here for me. Blended to complacency for a typical consumer, I feel.

Peter πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ | 92 ratings
Posted over 7 years ago

Why they have even made this?!?!? Pass years I have had this feeling that the quality of Appleton has gone down. Even their 12-years old does not taste as it used to.
I was expecting little more when I decided to taste these "relatively new ones" Signature and Estate Reserve Blend. Same crap both of them. This one is just slightly more interesting, but unfortunately interesting does not make it better

Beukeboom πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 304 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

I picked up a bottle of this recently thinking it was something new from Appleton Estate and I was partially right. It's a new label for the same rum as the Appleton Estate Reserve rum. They changed labeling and naming structure in the spring of 2015. Confusing.

The aroma in the bottle has some astringency to it but nothing much else. Upon tasting it I notice some vanilla and caramel but that gets knocked aside by some tongue-tingling spiciness. Doesn't have much of a burn but still not very smooth. I would not recommend this as a sipping rum but as a mixer. It's usable and for the price a decent mixing rum.

NzStacy πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ | 46 ratings
Posted 3 months ago

Not a sipper or on the rocks.

No complexity what so ever, needs a mixer.

Spend a little bit more and get something nicer.

Mikemegabucks πŸ‡―πŸ‡² | 1 rating
Posted 6 months ago

This rum was named Best Rum in 2012 and was Chairman's awarded in New York. The world discovered my favorite rum of ots class then. It's replacement 8 year old reserve by Campari is DOES NOT COMPARE to the Reserve Blend's balanced colour, woody, vanilla and hits of coffee notes.

I miss this product very much and would love to find it.

Lloyd πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί | 33 ratings
Posted 1 year ago

Awesomely smooth. Got that funky Jamaican Sour flavour that is well known with appleton estate but it is incredibly smooth. It has a sweet finish and woody after-taste

m0rsalis πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ | 27 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Average rum that doesn’t really shine in any department.

P#wi πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± | 15 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

If someone tries it without knowing the rums and thinks that all rums taste like that, then they probably won't buy another one. The very artificial flavor reminds me of the artificial flavorings for low-quality cake. He is disgusting. I do not recommend to anyone. Completely lost money. In my opinion, it is absolutely useless. Neither for cocktails, nor for tea, and even less for clean drinking. In my opinion, Appleton is losing its reputation for such trash. I am ashamed to put it on my virtual shelf.

Jaycee πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί | 72 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Nice colour and familiar Jamaica smell. Initial taste was too much funk and lacked a little depth but the after taste quite pleasant. Round two was an improvement - not sure if I will purchase again as the price category has some winners.

Brand Details

Type: Aged
Company: Appleton Estate
Country: Jamaica
Name: Reserve Blend
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Unknown
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: No

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