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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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Haemonculi ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 52 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

Not really something to sip on but it makes a mean rum runner.

Carl ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 26 ratings
Posted almost 6 years ago

Sippable, but nothing to write home about. I will not that i enjoyed this more than the pricier โ€œrareโ€. If in Jamaica, this is widely available at most resorts, so itโ€™s not a bad default rum for sipping.

SkipZ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 21 ratings
Posted almost 6 years ago

There's not a lot of complexity here but the Reserve is much more flavorful and a bit more smooth than the Signature Blend. It's priced right about where it should be. Makes great cocktails and can be sipped too. Great bar stocker.

Cory Wid ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 97 ratings
Posted 6 years ago

Seems there is more column distillate, or light pot-still distillate than I would have hoped. Its light, which kinda bums me out. No eruptions of over-ripe banana and pineapple... It can be too much for some people, but I love that heaviness and funk - It's what makes the Jamaican style so unique and sought after. When it starts getting light, it loses what makes it special.
Still has that pungent smell, so I get a lot of pleasure out of that. Honestly, I would skip this and go for the 12yr.

Jan Mynar ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | 53 ratings
Posted 6 years ago

nothing to say more, great price, great taste, no sugar added....I like it even for sipping. I think this is the best price/value rum at all.

stefan ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 50 ratings
Posted 6 years ago

Like all Appleton's of this price range the strong tastes only works with pouring this in with a sweet mix to tone down the harsh bite. Then the flavour is satisfying but your best bang for the buck in this price range is still V/X.

poosu ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 46 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

I guess I just don't get Appleton's. They have a pretty good reputation and seem to command a bit of a premium. I've only tried two but they did not live up to expectations. A friend had this when we visited and he knew I liked rum. This one was definitely OK for my taste but just OK. The taste was not may favorite and it felt a little harsh.There are a number of better rums for less money. I don't see me buying any Appleton rums, but I certainly will drink it when offered. I drink rum on the rocks, never mixed.

JRR ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 37 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

Great value, nice taste. not spicy like 12year rare blend.

Tony ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 20 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

Bought this just to try before reading any reviews. For the price I was hoping for a decent sipping rum but as already mentioned it is a bit harsh neat. Tried it with ginger ale but didnโ€™t taste very nice. Not tried with cola yet but will edit the review if that changes any opinions. Would be best used in cocktails as that would cut the harsh taste. Smells nice just to strong for me

Kim ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 53 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

Tasting notes talk about intense orange which I did not get. Its a dryer version of the Signature with less burn. I would use as a mixer but the Signature is fine for that. Ok Rum that I would not knock back if offered ,but I can do better for the price

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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